'IMAGINE THE COMMON GOOD'. An intergenerational Dialogue to Inspire a Creative Leadership
Can we give a single definition of the Common Good? Or can the interpretation of what Common Good can be vary according to social, economic, geopolitical contexts where individuals and collectivities live in a specific time? And if there is a diversity of understandings and implementations of the vision and objectives of Common Good, how can we integrate this diversity in synergy under a common denominator?
The challenge of the 21st century is to face an increasing complexity and diversity in all areas, especially in the geopolitical and socio-economic environment. In this context we observe that individuals are motivated by different belief systems and values. According to their specific contexts and their dominant values, people interpret the vision, mission and objectives relative to some field of interest differently and set different priorities. To address this complexity we need to develop a new way of integral thinking and dynamic adaptation.
Spiral Dynamics Integral is a systemic model that is embedded in the perspective of conscious evolution. It gives a precise and differentiated understanding of the dynamics of adaptive intelligence systems, their specific value systems, world views and needs. This enables the development of natural, creative and flexible strategies tailored to the needs of stakeholders and linked to specific contexts. The processes implemented to carry out actions in regard to the Common Good will be chosen in relation to the value systems in place and their special needs, and not based on a single interpretation defined by a particular value system. This increases the relevance of the actions and their impact. Moreover Spiral Dynamics integral provides a framework that brings together all of these perspectives and integrate their differences beyond value judgments.
In an interactive way participants are invited to experiment with different value systems and to define what Common Good can be from the perspective of each of the eight levels of consciousness described in the model. They then develop ideas on how to translate this knowledge into Common Good actions within the socio-economical contexts currently dominant in their culture.