The orgtology glossary gives the jargon of orgtology with their definitions here. Following is an alphabetical list of terms and words that we use in orgtology, orgamatics, and organamics, with their explanations... 

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Identity is the boundaries that define and differentiate subsystems from one another. In humans, this experience explores all manifesting boundaries such as race, gender, age, physical features, etc. Identity also includes the reference systems or paradigm of a person. In orgtology, we use the term “construct” to describe a paradigm or reference system. This entail the beliefs, attitudes, and values according to which a person views the world and evaluates behaviour ideas and feelings. Worldviews, culture, race as well as individual and collective identity influences our paradigm. There are several types of identity. Every person has a fixed identity, which is hir race, gender, height, facial features, etc. Then there is collective or shared identity. These are the social groups, work place, religion, culture, etc., that a person chooses to belong to. There are also hidden identities. These are things that identifies a person, which ze would prefer to keep to hirself. Examples of this could be sexual preference, life threatening disease, mental disorder, etc.


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Impact is the effect that something has after it is done. In orgtology we use the term “impact” to assess the effect that a risk will have if it has taken place. Risk exposure relates to the probability that something will happen and the impact that it will have if it happens. Where probability is low and impact high, we have a “black swan” risk. This is the most dangerous of all risks.


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Synonyms - Effect
Implicit Intelligence

Implicit intelligence (Ii) is the intelligence that a process implies. DNA is a good example of that. You do not have to teach a snake what to eat, or a baby to walk. The DNA of any organism implies this knowledge. Implied intelligence consists of a set of rules that ignite a sequence of activity, that produces a predictable result. In Org our aim is to imply at least 60%+ of all intelligence within our processes. This reduces uncertainty, and therefore risk. It also allows Org to use its human (tacit) intellect for securing the future. Implied intelligence is there to repeat the past in the most efficient way possible. In that, implied intelligence run operations, and tacit intellect secures the future.



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Synonyms - Implied; Implied Intelligence; Ii

Influence is the power and ability to affect a course of events or a thinking process. The effect of influence is always change. In orgtology we hold that leaders change things and managers maintain things. Change needs influence and maintenance needs empowerment. Influence creates the change, and empowerment helps to transform it into something meaningful. Leaders must help others to accept change. Managers must empower the needed transformation through policy, systems and processes.



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Synonyms - Influential

Information are facts provided or learned about something or someone. Bits of data create information. Unlike data, information is ready to use. It is not raw as data. Data are simply facts or figures. As soon as we process data, it can become useful information to a context. Org needs information to stay relevant and to optimally perform.


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The origin or beginning of something new epitomizes the concept of innovation. If you were a mad scientist busy making “innovation”, then six parts of “creativity” and three parts of “judgment” would be the ingredients to your formula. The purpose of innovation is to improve or renew. Innovation is the result of the interaction between creativity and judgment. A group of managers will come together to brainstorm creative ways of dealing with a specific issue. Once they have introduced enough creative ideas, a process of judgment (do we have the authority, money, etc.) will take place to find the most suitable proposal. In metaphorical terms, if creativity were thousands of male sperm cells and a female’s egg cell is the judgment, then the conceived child will be an innovative product. The ‘nine months of pregnancy’ is often forgotten when organizations innovate. For innovation to manifest, it needs an incubation period, and for innovation to survive it needs to be contained within organizational processes.



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Synonyms - Innovative; Innovation

An input is a place where, or a device through which, energy or information enters a process or system. In orgtology we use “inputs” to measure efficiency. This would be all the resources (people, money, and assets), intelligence, and time that goes into the process and project constructs.


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Insight refers to the power of clear perception and deduction. In orgtology we use understand as synonym for insight. If you clearly understand the complex nature of people, situations, systems, things, or subjects you are insightful. Insight is the skill you need to see wat lies beyond the obvious. In orgtology this implies an understanding of how organizational content, processes, and dynamics contribute to growth or regression. The world of insight is not black and white but grey.



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Synonyms - Understand; Understanding

An institute is an organization that has a particular purpose, especially one that is involved with science, education, or a specific profession. Professional institutes can associate with the International Orgtology Institute by registering on the IOI site. Their aim with this is to collaborate and learn from peer institutions. The Orgtology Institute refers to Professional Institutions who associate and collaborate with them, Registered Institutions.


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Synonyms - Institution; Professional Institute; Registered Institute
Intellectual Property

Intellectual property (IP) is a work or invention that is the result of creativity. It is something that an individual owns, because it came from hir mind. Therefore, it is an intangible creation of the human intellect. In most countries one can protect hir IP through a patent, copyright, or a trademark. Examples of IP is a manuscript, a design, or a symbol or phrase that one uses in the course of business. The International Orgtology Institute uses copyright and trademarks to protect their IP.


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Synonyms - Orgtology Intellectual Property; Registered Trademark; Trademark; Copyright; IP

Intelligence is the ability to collect information and to acquire and apply knowledge and skills. A popular theory is that humans have both fluid and crystalized intelligence. Fluid intelligence is the ability to solve problems, use logic in new situations, and identify patterns. In contrast, crystallized intelligence is the ability to use learned knowledge and experience. In orgtology we work with both organisational and human intelligence. In orgamatics we call it orgtelligence. In 2016 Derek Hendrikz introduced orgtelligence as a combination of implied (process) intelligence and tacit (abstract) intellect. Implied intelligence would be crystallized, and abstract intellect would be fluid. In organamics we work with the applications of human intellect. In 2013 Derek Hendrikz introduced six applications of human intellect. They are: (1) Physical Intelligence; (2) Cerebral Intelligence; (3) Emotional Intelligence; (4) Creative Intelligence; (5) Contextual Intelligence; and (6) Spiritual Intelligence. We do not see these as separate intelligences, but as the application of human intellect.


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Intent is the ability to desire and plan. It creates a place where we want to be. In that, it brings our purpose to life, and energizes us. Intent is strategic and we mostly define it as a vision statement. Vision refers to a mental picture or image. In other words, it describes something that is not yet real. To Org it gives aspiration and creates a desired reality. It drives the energy of Org. It brings about structures, roles, resources, strategies, goals, objectives, etc. Aligning intent with purpose will make Org a “happy” place, especially if people share such intent and purpose. Not aligning intent with purpose will devise unhappiness. E.g., if a young person decides to study law (intent) but was born to be on stage (purpose), such person will live with a burning void. Intent is mostly conscious and purpose often subconscious. An external environment has immense influence on intent whilst internal desire mostly drives purpose. Great potential is born when a person, group, or organization focuses all intelligence and energy on the interaction between intent and purpose.



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Synonyms - Desire; Desired Reality; Vision; Vision Statement; Statement of Intent; N

Interdependence is a state where entities are dependent on each other to survive. Where interdependence is conscious, the behaviour between the entities become reciprocal. To sustain interdependence there must be reciprocity. In orgtology, we use an Interdependence level to classify the maturity of Org to be a Relevant and Performing Organisation (RPO). In 2017, Derek Hendrikz introduced an RPO maturity model. It aims to decide how mature Org is to be both Relevant and Performing. The model poses five levels of maturity. They are from level one to five: dependency; controlled dependency; independence; controlled independence; and interdependence. The criteria for “interdependency” are:

  • Leader only needed when there is a problem, opportunity, or threat.
  • Pro- and re-active energy is in equilibrium. We know exactly how much of each is necessary.
  • We accurately aim the change initiatives of Org to maintain a state of relevance. Not too much nor too little.
  • Processes run the organisation, until there is a problem, opportunity, or threat, which we then deal with at high speed.
  • Laissez-faire is the preferred style of leadership.


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Synonyms - Interdependence; Interdepend; Interdependency; Interdependence Level
Internal Process

An internal process is a process that a system of Org holds. Employees run internal processes with the budget of Org. Examples of such processes are: recruitment and selection; procurement; strategy development; customer relationship management; etc. In orgamatics we use classification or C-Keys to classify the activity of Org. This helps us to design a project and process construct for utmost efficiency and effectiveness. We use the C-Key, “iP” to classify and number an internal process. The C-Key is always followed by a number, e.g., iP37 (internal process number 37). In this way we specifically know what we work with.


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Synonyms - iP
Internal Project Number

An internal project is a project that Org executes. Employees run internal projects, and it is within the budget of Org. In orgtology, all projects are linked to strategic programmes. The aim of programmes and projects are to change things. Collectively, all internal projects and programmes create the project construct of Org. We use classification or C-Keys to classify the activity of Org. This helps us to design a project and process construct for utmost efficiency and effectiveness. We use the C-Key, “Pi” to classify and number an internal project. It is the inverse of an internal process number, which is iP. The C-Key is always followed by a number, e.g., iP37 (internal project number 37). In this way we specifically know what we work with.



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Synonyms - Pi
Internal System Number

An internal system is a system within Org. Employees run internal systems with the budget of Org. A system is a container for processes that have the same purpose. E.g., recruitment, procurement, and budgeting have the same purpose. They all ensure that Org has resources. Therefore, they are part of a resource system. In so, CRM; stakeholder relations; and labour relations have the same purpose. They all manage the relationships of Org. Therefore, they are part of a relationship system. In 2017 Derek Hendrikz defined the four systems of Org. They are the core business system; the resources system; the orgtelligence system; and the relationship system. Collectively they hold all the processes of Org. In orgamatics we use classification or C-Keys to classify the activity of Org. This helps us to design a project and process construct for utmost efficiency and effectiveness. We use the C-Key, “iS” to classify and number an internal system. The C-Key is always followed by a number, e.g., iS2 (internal system number 2). In this way we specifically know what we work with.


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Synonyms - iS
Internal Task Number

An internal task is a task that a project or process needs, and that is under the authority and budget of Org. In other words, the task is within the “jurisdiction” of a process or project within Org. The managers of Org can command and control these tasks. In orgamatics we use classification or C-Keys to classify the activity of Org. This helps us to design a project and process construct for utmost efficiency and effectiveness. We use the C-Key, “iT” to classify an internal task.


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Synonyms - iT
International Orgtology Institute

The International Orgtology Institute (IOI) regulates the practice of orgtology. This includes the certification of orgtology practitioners, the endorsement of companies who provide orgtology services, and the training of aspirant Orgtologists and Orgtology Specialists. It is also the task of the institute to take penal action where any member breaks their rules or transgress their values. Derek Hendrikz is the founding member of the Orgtology Institute. He founded it as a non-profit body in 2018. Derek’s founding vision was to create a regulator of orgtology that is run by its members for its members.


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Synonyms - IOI
Intrapersonal Dynamics

Something is intrapersonal if it exists within a person. It is an awareness of one’s emotions, desires, purpose, and intent. It is also the ability to find balance between one’s mind and physical body. The effect of intrapersonal dynamics can be positive or negative. One can assess intrapersonal dynamics through self-esteem, open mindedness, awareness of own thinking, ability to learn, ability to understand and manage own emotions, confidence, discipline, motivation, ability to overcome boredom, patience.


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Inverse is opposite or contrary in position, direction, order, or effect. As a noun it is something that is the opposite or reverse of something else. We use the term in orgtology to explain that where two opposites draw from the same resource pool, an increase in resources of one part will bring a decrease in resources to the other part. E.g., the relationship between strategy and operations is inverse.


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Synonyms - Reverse; Reversed; Inverted; Opposite; Converse; Contrary; Counter; Antithetical; Transposed; Retroverted
IOI Council

The IOI Council is the governing body of the International Orgtology Institute (IOI). Derek Hendrikz established the Council shortly after he registered the IOI as a non-profit organisation. It performs the exact functions of a Board of Directors. The Council’s specific rules of compilation makes it unique. It has nine members, and they are chosen as follows:

  • A Chairperson who is an independent and non-executive director. The chairperson must have a strong legal background and will only serve for three-years. The chairperson does not vote in meetings and must mediate resolution where votes lead to a tie.
  • The four most longstanding Orgtologists, as registered by the IOI, hold implied seats on the council. They have the strongest voice within the council, and their period of membership is indefinite.
  • The permanently appointed CEO and CFO of the IOI. These are the two executive directors of the council. They have full voting rights and their term is as long as their appointment in those positions.
  • The CEO of the most longstanding orgtology service provider. The term of this member will be for as long as the company stays a registered service provider to the IOI.
  • The CEO, manager, or owner of the most longstanding Orgtologist agency. The term of this member will be for as long as the company stays a registered service provider to the IOI.


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IOI Standards

An IOI standard is a minimum level of quality that orgtology practitioners must adhere to during their practice of orgtology. The International Orgtology Institute articulates these standards on their website


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