ODTI developed something that is, for us, a game-changer as it focuses on organisations for what they are: integrated, interconnected dynamic systems.
The Dynamic Systems Maturity Theory (DSMT) and the diagnostic tool based on it, the OrgCMF, finally allow us to scientifically diagnose maturity, functioning and learning levels of organisations. The impressive research done by ODTI provides a scientifically-based system that draws on Systems Theory, Learning Theory as well as Psychology, Organisational Sciences and Economics.
This framework enables us and the organisations we work with to identify and design solutions that are based on solid data and with a scope that can be adjusted to target the true priority areas and critical challenges.
In essence, the work done by ODTI has 2 key outcomes. On one hand, it reduces the time required for a solid organisational-level needs analysis (we can now accomplish in a few weeks what could only be achieved with intensive analysis involving a number of different assessment tools and labour-intensive initiatives such as one-to-one and focus group interviews). On the other hand, it provides a scientific methodology that enables us to identify and design solutions that are calibrated to the actual level of learning ability of the organisation.
We integrated OrgCMF into our solution design methodology and we called it S.T.E.P. - a Sustainability focused, Transformational Effectiveness Process from Diagnosis to Effective Implementation.
This is what the process looks like:
Step 1: Triage - Identify priorities and development area on a macro level. A quick look at how the organisation is doing and where the biggest impact can be made.