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Systems Story | The Forgotten Ways

I love Alan Hirsch. He thinks differently and deeply, and reads widely:

He goes on to note that every organization is built upon on what he calls “an underlying systems story.” He points out that “…this is not a belief system. It is the continually repeated life story that determines how an organization thinks and thus acts. This systems story determines the way an organization behaves, no matter how the organizational chart is drawn. Restructure the organization and leave the systems story in place and nothing changes within the organization. It’s futile trying to revitalize the church, or a denomination, without first changing the system.” Drilling down into this systems story, the paradigm, or mode of church, is he suggests one of the keys to change and constant innovation.

via changing the story part II : The Forgotten Ways.

Makes me consider what is my fundamental systems story that dictates behavior…

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