Real Change processes are processes that happen without interference of man. This has been a fact for billions of years. It’s natural change. It is the kind of change that forms the universe and all within. It includes mechanistic as well as organismic change. Plants and animals grow, adapt and propagate on the principles of Real Change. Real Change is how we humans change.
Core to becoming able to manage Real Change are polarities as studied by Polarism. Polarism is the method to make things arise.
Consider personal life examples, as there are many. Walking is a polar practice where you alternate between two linear steps. Breathing is a polar practice based on inhalation and exhalation. Thinking is a polar practice based on perceiving and conceiving. It is these polar practices that makes you alive.
Similar in organizations. The alternation between producing and consuming makes businesses grow. The alternation between specialization and generalization drives value creation. The alternation between innovation and standardization drives growth. Markets flourish on supply and demand.
Polarities make we cannot only engineer our systems and organizations, we can also let them emerge. With polarities we can engineer for emergence. We can engineer the kind of emergence we orderly want to happen, for example, within our organizational ecosystems.
We cannot plan, control and design how sectoral or industrial ecosystems will come to be. Though, we can design the emergent polar mechanism of such ecosystem. This is what we’ve seen in the cargo sector. With the introduction of containers in the sixties of last century a disruption came to happen that is unprecedented. Traditional shipment of goods turned into container shipment. Nowadays the ecosystem of container transport is one of the drivers for world economy. It is interesting to see the polar mechanisms operating in this ecosystem.