Origins



the Transformational Organization Paradigm is a distillation of 4 years of scholarly research and decades of hands on experience across a wide range of transforming organizations.

 

Founded in 2009

The aim of iMind Transformation was to craft a practicable methodology that businesses and organizations
could use to meet the demands of the new millennium business environment - something that went beyond
common work management practices and that exceeded the limitations of accepted change management practices.

The new thought that iMind generated had at its core a set of tenets that described a way of being that organizations
should achieve for continued viability and for business transformation efforts to be successful within the time and
money available.  Universal principles emerged that were being experienced globally.  Principles that all
organizations should observe and use as guidance to meet the new millennium challenges and flourish with the
new millennium context.

The conclusion of iMind research is that the new millennium context is precisely opposite in success patterns,
belief systems, thought base and method as compared with the Industrial Age principles that most organizations
are founded in.  And that striving to live by the new millennium principles is only possible when the organization
has gone through the Information Age as a right of passage.


The new millennium principles and context were discovered to be only incidentally related to the year 2000 and the millennial generation attitudes and social norms.  Rather, an entirely new era of human endeavor had begun with the breakthroughs in human rights that are now gaining in strength and momentum, and could continue to evolve over the next 1000 years,
and thus the term 'Millennium Age'(R) was born.


 

Although the end-state of the Millennium Age is not known, what is known is that future success revolves around...

  • technology-enabled connectedness
  • social and organizational frameworks built upon self-expression
  • value systems based in appreciation and individualized contribution
  • exponentially escalating speed of change

With speed and magnitude of change as the driving factors, the need to continuously transform became clear and along with that clarity a lifecycle of transformation was evident.

30 years on the leading edge of technology innovation

Combined with more than a decade of organization transformation experience motivated primary research in anthropology, socio-economics, business and spiritual psychology, organizational behavioral, and applied metaphysics to define the Transformational Organization Paradigm methodology and the disciplines and practices of the Continuous Transformation Management Framework. The pursuit of the tenets of the Transformational Organization Paradigm and the practice of continuous transformation live-out Millennium Age principles as the new normal for the foreseeable future.

Applied as a scalable enterprise-wide methodology, the pursuit of the Transformational Organization Paradigm offers an accessible pathway for achieving organizational growth and maturity in managing continuous business transformation.  It is designed such that the organization can start anywhere within it and achieve results.

 


Practical Experience

The depth of experience we've had with transformation - working hands-on in both organization and technology transformation projects and programs is the fertile ground where iMind methods took root.  With direct experience applying disciplines in change management, project, program, and portfolio management, executive coaching, strategic planning, and corporate governance  - and seeing where if fell short - iMind methods set out to offer an ways to extend the capacity and the capability of the organization in managing ceaseless, radical change.

We bring to bear the benefit of broad and deep experience with transformation and in knowing what aspects of old and new disciplines to apply at what times and under which circumstances.

Here some of the kinds of transformation work we have real-life hands-on experience with:

  • Outsourcing
  • Function Centralization (call centre, procurement, information technology)
  • Organization Restructure
  • Enterprise Software Implementation
  • Function Modernization (procurement, legal, human resources)
  • Capability Maturity in Governance and Work Management
  • Online Portal and Services Delivery
  • Mergers and acquisitions