Businesses, institutions and governments join forces, bringing focus and legitimize our everyday efforts. These organizations also have another effect. They can slow down and block change. They have a tendancy to lose focus of the needs of a region or organization. Especially in this time of change, it is important that organizations find a new balance between inside and outside; between holding on and letting go; between risks and social impact. Creating a learning organization supports the inspiration of small actions, and translates them into the broader systems, people and culture. The learning organization is beyond the pilot project and beyond occasional success; it is the foundation for new added value in our new economy.
Colleagues within an organization can reinforce existing routines thwarting innovation. Consultants introduce new brilliant management models and instrument, however at implementation the concepts canfail or there is no longevity.
Origame develops learning organizations working on the professional applications. We coach a workforce of internal facilitators, and offer master classes, action learning and development programs. We love co-create successful learning organizations. We work with strategic practices and transform organizational systems into learning environments. We coach between the organizational structure, and the hotspots of energic teams to create new synergies. With pattern language, we make “occasional success” repeatable and scalable. From years of experience working with diverse organizations (government, corporate and educational organizations), we are committed to developing your learning organization as a uique collaborative process.
The network society is not only social electronic platforms such as Facebook or LinkedIn friends and trending topics. Combinations of businesses, knowledge institutions and social networks provide energy for new approaches to difficult challenges. Networks create new opportunities for an economic future in a sustainable world. The important questions we cannot answer alone. Before we realize our dreams, we need others to participate in our network. This applies to citizens as much as for companies and governments. Cooperating in networks is creating new value not only in unique projects, but also in continuous processes. We suggest that some results can only be achieved through networking. Networks require the language and skills of the participants as well as an infrastructure.
At Origame we work to help develop networks for sustainability, social cohesion and innovation. We focus on at the small scale to achieve great ambitions. We train leaders, and design approaches to network building to insure more than accidental results.
Leadership is an art
"We do these things not because they are easy,
but because they are hard."
Your organization wants a result from a participatory process with filled with inspiration and innovative ideas. With your question, we design and work with your stakeholders. Challenging agendas and complex issues are within our ‘comfort zone’. We direct complex meetings, facilitate solving intractable problems, and develop inclusive participation. Our approach is to guard the early stage of innovations. We work with the people there. We have deep respect for citizens' involvement in organizations and the personal commitment of experienced officials. In a changing environment, every organization is put to the test.
We are agile in applying the right communication. Working together on an issue, we help to improve the process awareness in organizations resulting in long term gains. We assist you to explore the key questions including. How can we be effective and credible? What interventions help increase engagement and cohesion? Do we lead or should we follow (listening to the community)? What is the best form of the end result in a large, challenging meeting?
With your team we build process design for the task at hand that fits the organization. We are work on continuity, and practice process skills. ‘Do what you say, say what you do’ is our guide. Our result is contagious enthusiasm, an infectious active participation and lasting transformation.
Right now, companies, institutions and governments need professionals who can excel in the new economy by focusing on sustainability. Working with networks and communities is increasingly important, demanding that we learn differently and be more forward thinking. To address the complex needs of today, traditional management tools must be more relevant and innovative. Our focus is on sustainability in organizational management. In our masterclasses, we offer professional learning paths, with personal craftsmanship central. We introduce new tools oriented to unique talent.
As a participant, you are the director of your own future. You succeed despite the increasing pressure of the economy and society, by making your own passion an effective driver. Together, we bring your perspective mapping and determination around a task or a project promising strategy. At the beginning of any transition, you need your environment to work for and with you. Our masterclass will help you create productive and supportive networks.
You see that so much more is possible than is now being realized in your organization, and you are in search of the first steps. We work with you to translate great ideas and dreams into small concrete steps to reach success.
The curriculum is a blend of theory, context, application and personal touch. Individual coaching begins in the master class, and can be extended on request.
Around the central theme of 'sustainable development' we offer three types of masterclasses:
The masterclasses vary in time allocated. We offer an intensive two-day masterclass, or a series of ten sessions depending on the request of the organization. Our masterclasses have also been part of regular professional development programs (Waterpoort Academy, Neprom for example). We work with government, large companies, housing associations and research institutions to develop tailored professional learning. We have excellent experience in masterclasses for citizens' initiatives.
Would you or your organization like to attend or organize a masterclass with us? Please contact us via this link.
Working on sustainable solutions is inspiring and meaningful. Addressing climate change and environmental awareness is Origame’s fundamental driver and an important commitment. Bio-diversity, waste, scarcity of raw materials, innovation, and civic participation are issues with no fast, single solution. Creating a sustainable world requires a sustainable approach. To address the complex issues we need to make intelligent combinations of actors, and to create conditions to support a creative approach. Building a ‘flow’ of energy through networks of committed people within regions is our passion and our expertise.
Our planet is in crisis. We need positive contributions to reverse man made changes in our climate. The transition from a fossil economy to renewables is in full swing. Surprising new coalitions are as important as smart technical solutions. The 'circular economy' requires a new understanding and definition of 'profit' drawing on untapped potential to succeed. Our contribution is to create conditions that foster collaboration and innovation. Origame helps build inspiring results. Some examples of our approach include:
Sustainability is for Origame naturally woven into everything we do: building our office with recycled materials, sustainable design of a villa, supporting neighborhood initiatives and forming new regional visions.
Origame has developed pattern language as a management tool. Pattern language is the concept of Christopher Alexander (U.S.A.). Our management interpretation of pattern language provides a powerful learning tool for organizational change. Especially in a complex environment with many challenges, pattern language is an excellent method of reflection, leading to effective action (action learning).
In recent decades, the methodology of pattern language has resulted in enormous acceleration of innovation for example: software development, communications (social networks), education and security. Our use of pattern language is an important building block for learning organizations. With attention to patterns, teams are more effective and individuals more are aware of their approach to problem solving. Success in one project becomes available for use elsewhere. Clusters of patterns, together form an infrastructure for learning together. To support networking, pattern language is a crucial means to create reciprocity, make activities visible and boost self-awareness.
Managers of innovation programs need to communicate their added value for continued support. Pattern Language helps leaders of innovation teams by providing insight into the essence of successful activities and events.
We give once a year, a pattern language Masterclass. We invite organizations to work with us co-creating pattern language as a management tool.
Changing economies, new value creation, sustainability and cultural identity are the new ingredients of regional development. We believe that in a global economy, the unique properties of the local region are important to reinforce and strengthen. The principles are simple: unlock existing potential and develop new combinations of proven solutions.
We make elegant and durable answers to complex questions for regional development. Together with stakeholders, we connect the relevant ‘steams’ in a region such as energy, air, water, raw materials, money, transportation and information. We connect with each flow with current 'owners' and investigate opportunities to create value by reinforcing circular economy. The key to our efforts in regional development is personal commitment and involvement.
Governments, businesses and citizens form networks that create value in a region. As process managers, we bring new collaboration successful. We involve organizations to put in motion new ways of thinking about regional development. Origame encourages you to move away from the flat and predictive regional plan. It is our experience that the traditional planning process is usually already outdated at its inception. Instead we offer action development, which is alert to new innovations and impacts of change.
Regional Development 3.0 requires organizations to develop a new way of working. Policy is anchored to the local community. We link the strategic agenda of the summit with the workplace. Our process design combines with people orientation on results. We tailor our work environment to the region and its leaders: a field academy, a workshop area, a practice program or a master class. These activities create breakthroughs opening stagnant processes and bringing about innovation.
In your community and region awaits the gold dust of the new ways of thinking about your economy. You make the conditions that support the people in your network and assist in making them stronger. In this way, as a manager, you develop a healthy relationship with your environment.
We work at all scales: neighborhood, city, region and national levels. We work in the Netherlands, Europe and beyond. Every year we support one or two local community efforts with our work as in-kind contribution. We also work on a co-creation basis (shared results). Need more information or want to work with us, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We provide management consultancy for the New Economy. We apply professional understanding of dramatic shifts in the global economy and climate change to form a transformational practice. Our commitment is to our clients as well as the planet. Together we develop approaches to create sustainable value for today, tomorrow and the future. Working with communities, government and public companies, we engage change in our society through collaboration and social innovation.
We engage the existing and the familiar conditions to create new inspiring results. The interface of emerging technologies, organizations and the physical environment is our workplace. We design new management processes, by listening to the stories that form your view of your organization. Co-creation is our strength. We will not ‘tell you’ but instead, work with you to build your organization. With you, we deliver powerful strategies and designs for innovation, regional development, urban management and organizational change. We are familiar with the need to entertain conflicting views at challenging times, and believe success is to be found in expanding the possibilities.
As management consultants, we articulate leadership questions. Our work is transferable to many fields, focusing on regional development, sustainability and learning. We continue to search for the authentic knowledge to be found in patterns, offering insight to value, economy and an intrinsically rich environment. Over the past four years, we have developed Pattern Language for sustainable organizations as an innovative technique to professional learning and reflection.
We have more than 20 years experience working both internationally and within the Netherlands. Our background draws from our experience working for and with Twynstra Consultants, LearnRing, OECD, Apple Computers, City of Boston, TU Delft, New Jersey Institute of Technology and the HBO Raad (Dutch Council of Higher Education).
Cees Anton de Vries is management consultant, process designer and expert in organizational learning. His motto is: connecting to improve. He helps people and organizations to create sustainable value within our networked society. Sustainable organization, the learning organization and regional development are the focus of his work.
Trained as an architect and urban designer (TU Delft), Cees Anton has served as executive director with several consultancy organisations (chair of partner group, Twynstra Gudde). Cees Anton speaks in organisational events, master classes and lectures. He builds connections between government, business, school, educational, health care organization and citizens; and between boardroom and shop floor. Cees Anton is committed to teaching practices, productive networks and inspired groups.
Cees Anton’s inspiration is drawn from an understanding of design. Good design helps make the world more beautiful and more durable, whether it is a building, a region, a process or a company. For Cees Anton, a good design is a characteristic of a group of people, who can focus, make healthy connections with one another and their surroundings, and are continuously learning.
As moderator of conferences and meetings, Cees Anton leads large groups. As process designer, he works as accelerator for organizations as well as teams. As team coach and facilitator, he supports managers and professionals working with co-creation and reflection.
Susan Stuebing (co-director Origame) draws her inspiration from combining local and global issues. Susan has more than twenty years experience as a management consultant, however, she is also a designer and a maker. She develops and designs innovative products: social innovation strategies, tools and social media. Working in Boston, Glasgow, Iceland and the Netherlands, she developed learning agendas as the pivot point for the local economy and work culture. A graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the University of Massachusetts (Urban Management, Business Administration), Susan connects social media and other IT interventions for learning with the physical environment. In 2004 she started her own design company, Studio Utopo. As an architectural designer connects two themes: learning and sustainable systems. Susan worked at MIT with daylighting expert Professor Harvey Bryan. Susan is commited to working on issues of climate change.
With Twynstra Gudde (1996-2003) was Susan senior consultant, for private and public organizations, including the Scottish Development Agency and Stanford University. Susan worked with the OECD, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris in the field of innovation in learning systems in secondary and higher education. Appointed by the mayor of Boston (Massachusetts, USA) to the Blue Ribbon Commission for Boston Schools (60,000 pupils), she developed a technology taskforce to involve diverse excellent leaders and professionals to support technology initiatives for the Boston Public Schools. She initiated the Teacher Technology Institute at MIT for teachers and parents. Boston became the first urban school to build a high-speed Internet network for all public and community schools; an initiative was launched by Vice President Al Gore. Susan’s experience with learning technology draws from her early work for Apple Classroom of Tomorrow in the 90’s. Susan was an academic researcher at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (Assistant Professor), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Delft University of Technology and the Tokyo Institute of Technology. She is author of two best selling books on buildings for learning ‘Campus, Classroom, Connections’ and ‘Redesigning the Place to Learn’.
In July 2013, Matthijs started as website developer at Origame. Since then he has worked on multiple websites. Earthinks and the new company website (you are now visiting) are examples of Matthijs’ work. Together with team Origame he worked closely in realising new dynamic and innovative websites. As IT-manager, he supports Origame by solving technical issues and maintenance of computer and network equipment.
Matthijs will work at the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) for five months beginning in September 2016. At TNO, he will develop an innovative product to monitor the radio spectrum using a radio. In comparison with existing systems on the market, this project is will be developed using open source software and open platforms. Many available systems have high costs or are closed systems, which makes them difficult to customize.
Driven by his passion for technology, Matthijs decided to study Computer Science at the Hogeschool Utrecht (HU). His study enables to explore and evolve even more in the field of technology. He is interested in image recognition, wireless communications and cyber security. In 2017 he will receive his Bachelor of Applied Science from the HU.
At Origame, Matthijs found the opportunity to expand and enhance his skills in website development. He has worked with several software packages and has learned to manage code more effectively.
Origame welcomes discussions with professionals who would like to work with us on your project or to work on one of ours. We hold monthly invitational discussions for exploring working together. If you would like to join us for a one on one or group discussion please use our contact form or send us an email at email@example.com.
While we are currently not hiring, we hold keep open the possiblities, and welcome your open application. We will respond by email to all applications.
We are currently seeking two students for internship positions in the summer, as well as in the autumn. Are you currently enrolled in a university or hogeschool program at the undergraduate or graduate level? We accept online applications from business and management school, engineering, science, law and humanities students who are nearing completion of their undergraduate or graduate studies.
We seek students interested in our themes of sustainability and regional planning. We also will consider highly a student in technology (web development, both front end and back end) or marketing. International students are welcome to apply, but must be able to cover own travel costs. Stipend is included. Please send your inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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