Supporting people, organizations and societies that learn and transform in times of increasing
complexity and uncertainty.

Organizational Learning brings you the tools, principles, stories and support to help you:

Remembering Arie de Geus

Some years later... Arie de Geus was one of the three founders of SoL, the Society for Organizational Learning. He began his career with Royal Dutch Shell in 1951, providing his expertise, knowledge, and leadership (until his retirement in 1989). The last 8 years, he was the head of Shell group planning, in charge of the Scenario planning methodology. Exploring how the decision-taking process in the organization could be improved. At that time he also met with Peter Senge. And the rest is history..... In 1997 Arie published his book “The Living Company” that presented his highly respected study of long-lived companies. At that time, Arie and Peter together with Swedish Göran Carstedt founded SoL, a space to learn together.
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Our SoL philosophy and process is notably linked to three ways of thinking, Arie de Geus, Peter Senge and Alain de Vulpian. With a common basis, the Living, the Living organizations. (cf. Varela and Maturana). The five disciplines are based on personal and collective human development, (Human Being at the center) , every of our inspirators focusing on specific aspects : for Arie, the Living Company, for Peter, the Systemic vision, for Alain, socioperception enlightening Humanist metamorphosis.
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Innovating Forward, Collectively.

In times of great volatility, we’ve got to learn to slow down so we can think and create environments where people can reflect together, so we can collectively innovate forward.

SoL can help you answer powerful questions like:

How can we make the most of this time of turbulence and uncertainty?
How can organizations promote learning and adapting?
How can we work collectively in service of the future?
And most importantly, what is this current time calling us to do and become?
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With SoL, you'll learn how to:

Create positive systemic impact

Increase organizational transparency

Align with nature and global ecosystems

Catalyze cross-organizational, cross-cultural and cross-generational collaboration

Work well together

Understand that all systems are interconnected, interdependent & interrelated

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