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Congratulations on Completing the

Discover your Team’s Impact Mindset Quiz!

You should have received your result via email.

Now its time to dig down into more detail, because often we can see more than one mindset showing up in our team or organisation.

On this page we will share the 6 organisational mindsets that you’ll need to know about to grow your impact business.

The six organisational mindsets are:

  • Efficiency mindset
  • Problem-solving mindset
  • Reactive mindset
  • Creator mindset
  • Do good mindset
  • Regenerative mindset

 

Scroll down to discover detailed information on each one.

You’ll discover the potential benefits, and the potential downsides of your organisation’s mindset.

But first, allow us to introduce you to the mindset of the 21st Century:

The Regenerative, Living-Systems Mindset

"Moving your business, organisation or enterprise towards a regenerative future, with a living-systems mindset, is the best way to build an agile, resilient culture that actively engages team members, grows productivity, and unites your people behind an empowering purpose."

The benefits of the regenerative, living-systems organisational mindset:

  • you have great team wellbeing and motivation
  • you have an awesome ability to adapt and innovate
  • you are able to creatively respond to change, bouncing back better from difficult times
  • you’re passionate about being a force for good in the world and for future generations
  • you are able to create cultures that allow the full potential of all team members to come into being
  • you have the ability to create flexible and useful structures and processes to support your work
  • you are able to create life and create conditions conducive to new life evolving
  • you and your team have abundance mindsets – seeing opportunities rather than being paralysed by threats

Introducing the Regenerative Organisation:

Regenerative organisations are dynamic, thriving, healthy, living- systems that actively develop the potential of the people within them, allowing them to create abundance, to adapt and to evolve. 

Regenerative organisations seek to contribute to the health of the whole system, including their local region and the Earth.

Regenerative organisations are not defined by any particular legal structure, size or location.

Taking steps to become regenerative involves an inner and outer adventure. The inner journey invites leaders and team members to develop new personal skills and to co-create cultures of innovation and abundance. The ‘outer’ journey invites connections, collaborations, appropriate structures, and the creation of diversity, creating the conditions for new life to emerge.

Modelled on nature’s 3.8 billion years of success, living-systems frameworks have been used for millennia, but were stifled by the machine-metaphor thinking of the 20th century.

They are now roaring back to life, in recognition that we need new ways of thinking, being and doing, to create organisations that are fit for 21st century challenges. 

As Einstein says ‘You can’t use an old map to explore a new world’

The old ways of doing business aren’t working – they are harming people and planet. So we’ve made it our mission to create new maps to help struggling businesses grow and thrive.

Our frameworks, design processes, strands and principles are what make Think like a Forest unique.

They are also what allows each organisation to grow according to its own uniqueness – there are no ‘tick-box’ or ‘one-size-fits-all’ solutions in our world.

But there are easy-to-access frameworks that break the various aspects of the regenerative transformation into manageable chunks.

We also ensure that all our work is embedded in connecting with and learning from living-systems.

So expect lots of nature immersion when you work with us!

Ready to Make an Impact and embark on the adventure to Regenerative?

Our Think like a Forest programmes are for leaders, changemakers and whole teams wanting to grow their impact organisations.

Only inside the programmes will you discover our unique 12 Strands of Ecosystem-Inspired Success Framework.

You’ll be supported by knowledgeable and experienced mentors who will guide you through the 6 systems dimensions of change – yourself, your team, your organisation, your workplace, your wider ecosystem, the biosphere.

Mindset (thinking) is the first step on this journey, but we’ll also dig deep into Being and Doing (Action), so you’ll come out with an organisation that is healthier, more resilient and more abundant at every level.


Keep scrolling to find a FREE pdf workbook containing 3 impactful, actionable strategies to take the first steps to a Regenerative Mindset.

If you would like to work with us you can find out more here:

So that we can be true to our own vision, we only work with leaders, changemakers and teams in purpose-led organisations that are willing to dedicate head-space and energy to their regenerative transformation.

That means that, if we are the right fit for each other, we will go the extra mile to support you in bringing forth your, and your team’s potential.

Think like a Forest: Regenerative Organisation FUNDAMENTALS

Think like a Forest Regenerative Organisation Fundamentals, the online training program for future-focused leaders, coaches, changemakers and curious individuals.

Join other aspiring regenerative practitioners inside our online community, where you’ll discover the our unique 12 Strands of Ecosystem-Inspired Success, and how to apply regenerative, living-system approaches to your organisation in practical ways.

Over 3 months you’ll complete 15 modules, plus attend 6 x 2 hour group coaching sessions.

You’ll be part of our online community, supporting each other on your unique journeys to regenerative.

Think like a Forest: Regenerative Organisation ADVENTURE

Think like a Forest Regenerative Organisation Adventure is a whole-team or whole-organisation adventure, with empathetic and knowledgeable guides offering the principles, tools and frameworks to allow you to co-design the future organisation that you want. 

An organisation that creates thriving people, planet, productivity, profits and purpose.

Inside the Adventure you’ll discover the our unique 12 Strands of Ecosystem-Inspired Success, and how to apply regenerative, living-system approaches to your organisation in practical ways.

You’ll follow a design process to manifest your vision for your organisation into action, in a holistic way.

Over 6 months your team will complete 15 modules, plus attend 6 x 2 hour group coaching sessions online or 3 x 2 hour sessions online plus one day in-person.

Think like a Forest Regenerative Organisation Adventure is a whole-team or whole-organisation adventure, with empathetic and knowledgeable guides offering the principles, tools and frameworks to allow you to co-design the future organisation that you want. 

An organisation that creates thriving people, planet, productivity, profits and purpose.

Inside the Adventure you’ll discover the our unique 12 Strands of Ecosystem-Inspired Success, and how to apply regenerative, living-system approaches to your organisation in practical ways.

You’ll follow a design process to manifest your vision for your organisation into action, in a holistic way.

Over 6 months your team will complete 15 modules, plus attend 6 x 2 hour group coaching sessions online or 3 x 2 hour sessions online plus one day in-person.

Think like a Forest
in-person EXPERIENCES

In-person experiences in nature in beautiful settings. Check out the website for dates, or let us know if you would like a whole-team experience.

Here are the 6 Organisational Mindsets:

Efficiency Mindset

The potential benefits of this organisational mindset

  • clear roles and goals – everyone knows what they are doing 
  • financial strategies are well-defined and clear
  • product and service oriented – you deliver for your clients
  • you’re efficient and don’t waste time or effort

 

The potential downsides of this organisational mindset:

  • a tendency towards mechanistic thinking, with structures and processes that reduce people to cogs or machines
  • lack of innovation
  • boredom and quiet quitting amongst team-members
  • stagnation – inability to keep up with the competition
  • stress, burnout and frustration amongst staff
  • inability to recruit talented team members, who are drawn to other organisations who have a purpose that is more aligned with theirs

Problem-solving Mindset

The potential benefits of this organisational mindset

  • you’re great in a crisis
  • clients love that you solve their problems
  • you’re great at working step by step along a path with problems to solve along the way
  • you’re efficient and don’t waste time or effort

 

The potential downsides of this organisational mindset:

  • tendency to mechanistic thinking – structures and processes that reduce people to cogs or machines
  • by focusing on problems, you see only problems, not a vision of the future
  • by focusing on details you sometimes miss the big picture, whole system issues
  • clients may lack clarity on what it is you offer
  • stress, burnout and frustration amongst team members
  • difficulty in recruiting good calibre staff, who are drawn to competitors who have a purpose that is more aligned with theirs

Reactive Mindset

The potential benefits of this organisational mindset

  • you’re hardworking
  • you focus on the day to day work and get the job done
  • you’re great at working step by step along a set path with defined processes
  • you’re efficient and don’t waste time or effort

 

The potential downsides of this organisational mindset:

  • tendency to mechanistic thinking – structures and processes that reduce people to cogs or machines
  • lists of actions that don’t get done
  • firefighting problems rather than being pro-active
  • stagnant processes that don’t adapt over time
  • staff dissatisfaction and conflict
  • lack of clarity
  • disconnect between what people say they want to do and what they actually have time to do
  • lack of forums for new ideas/lack of innovation

Creativity (Innovator) Mindset

The potential benefits of this organisational mindset

  • you’re creative 
  • you have beautiful products and services that your clients need
  • you are innovative and able to adapt to changing circumstances

 

The potential downsides of this organisational mindset:

  • you can get carried away in the creative and miss the day to day issues
  • you prefer going with the flow rather than creating the structures and processes you need to support your work
  • staff may feel frustrated at the lack of clarity in their roles
  • risk of burnout from reacting to client work that comes in, rather than being pro-active
  • staff overwhelm at having to take on a diverse range of tasks they feel unprepared for

Do Good Mindset

The potential benefits of this organisational mindset

  • you’re caring and compassionate towards the people, plants or animals you are trying to serve
  • you’re hardworking and dedicated
  • you’re passionate about doing good in the world

 

The potential downsides of this organisational mindset:

  • because finances aren’t your primary goal, you may struggle to bring in enough funds
  • team burnout and overwhelm
  • focussing on one vision or goal can mean that team members’ wider concerns and ideas aren’t heard
  • firefighting problems rather than being pro-active
  • stagnant processes that don’t adapt over time
  • disconnect between what people say they want to do and what they actually have time to do
  • your organisation may do good in one focus area, but be harmful in another, because you’re not looking at the big picture impacts.

Regenerative Mindset

The potential benefits of this organisational mindset

  • you have great team wellbeing and motivation
  • you have an awesome ability to adapt and innovate
  • you are able to creatively respond to change, bouncing back better from difficult times
  • you’re passionate about being a force for good in the world and for future generations
  • you are able to create cultures that allow the full potential of all team members to come into being
  • you have the ability to create flexible and useful structures and processes to support your work
  • you are able to create life and create conditions conducive to new life evolving
  • you and your team have abundance mindsets – seeing opportunities rather than being paralysed by threats

 

The potential difficulties with this organisational mindset:

  • you may feel overwhelmed at the world’s problems
  • there may be a risk of growing  too quickly
  • as you share a strong vision, there is risk of team burnout
  • you may feel lonely, feeling you are the only organisation making change
  • you may struggle to find ‘your tribe’
  • you may find yourself frustrated at seemingly slow progress
  • you may feel frustration that the rest of the world hasn’t caught up with your future-focused ways of thinking

So you can see that all the Organisational Mindsets come with benefits and challenges.

But only the Regenerative Mindset has the ability to ensure that you, your organisation and the planet thrives.

That’s because it’s the mindset that has, as its purpose, to create life, and create the conditions conducive to new life, just like all living systems!

We’d love to share more with you about the power of the Regenerative Mindset.

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