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Resources for Teams and Organizations

Seeing Things Whole is developing a suite of resources for working with teams and organizations that desire a more explicitly values-based approach to planning and decision-making. These resources will help you adopt a multiple-bottom-lines orientation to thinking about your team or organization and its work in the world.

Many of our resources for leaders, including the Three-Fold Model of Individual Life and Seeing Things Whole Profile, are also helpful in your journey toward wholeness as a team or organization. We encourage you to explore our individual resources as a way to better understand your identity, purpose, and stewardship.

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Three-Fold Model of Organizational Life

by David Specht and Dick Broholm

This piece invites you to explore a three dimensional understanding of organizational life—the intersection of the dimensions of identity, purpose and stewardship. Each dimension symbolizes a cluster of stakeholders, core values, and way of exercising power that are characteristically present within institutions. This piece is useful for exploring organizational dynamics and offers a framework for mapping values-based tensions and dilemmas within our organizations.

Landry’s Bicycles and the Three-Fold Model

This paper by STW Board member and Landry’s owner Tom Henry reflects on the experiencing integrating of the STW’s Three-Fold Model into their retail bicycle business.

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WholeLife Aspirations and Goals: Connecting Your Life Purpose to Your Life Choices

by David Specht

This workbook invites the reader to explore eight arenas of your life and consider what kind of personal hopes and desires you hold for these various aspects of your life journey. You’ll be invited to think big and then to get specific—an exercise in clarifying intent and planning for action.

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Clarifying and Exploring an Organizational Challenge

by David Specht

This workbook is designed to support a leadership team or workgroup as members identify and explore a challenge or issue facing their organization in the largest possible context. Exploring a challenge, identifying important related information and identifying some of the tensions around the issue (including ethical or values tensions) offers a starting place for seeing things whole as you step toward engaging complex issues.