Organisations are a web of relationships, each one rooted into webs of ecosystem and social system relationships from which they cannot (and should not) be detangled.
By paying careful attention to the ecology of an organisation - meaning, the relationship of an organisation to the ecosystems and social systems without the organisation - organisations can play a vital role in supporting planetary, ecosystem, and social system health.
It's time for us to reimagine organisations as rich, fertile webs of relationships. Stories of organisations as radically responsible for and responsive to planetary, ecosystem, and social system health. Stories of organisations listening deeply to more-than-human voices and incorporating their wisdom into decision-making and strategy. Stories of organisations shifting from profit-based metrics to an alignment-based compass, from domination-oriented goals to ecosystem-triggered introspection, and from organisations as legal entities that belong to us to organisations as living systems we steward (just for a little while).
THE TIME HAS COME FOR ECOLOGICAL ORGANISATIONS.