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Welcome to the Experiential Growth Method®

How can you harvest the outcome of your efforts?

Experiential Growth Method®

  • Experiential: enhance the ability to use your knowledge and experience to make good decisions and judgments.
  • Growth: the business practice has always been divided between thinking and doing, emphasising one over the other. However, we believe in the advantages of thinking about the next step to take.
  • Method: because “Nothing is as practical as a good theory,” and “the best way to understand something is to try to change it” (credited to Kurt Lewin - Greenwood & Levin, 1998).

How can we act today to have the best chance that our practices of tomorrow are sustainable? In plain words, combine thinking & doing.

Experiential Growth Method Step by Step
Experiential Growth Method framework



Why a method?

Toon Hermans, a famous Dutch comedian, once said: "I can only start improvising if my text is entirely written".

By analogy, the Experiential Growth Method® provides a fully documented framework of your company as a scaffold on which you can start with your strategic business value realisation.

Business practice has always been divided between thinking and doing, emphasising one over the other. For us, business practice is a verb connecting both, summed up in a single sentence:

Think about, in what direction, which next step to take!



How does the Experiential Growth Method® support you?

The Experiential Growth Method® provides you with insights into three distinct steps:

  • First, patterns that arise from the interests you have.
    • We provide knowledge about the patterns in your enterprise, which are the result of your practices. We make relational thinking for you more accessible, to make clear to you what you cannot see but can experience. EGM® offers you insight into the structure – the scaffolding – on which your relational business system thrives.
  • Second, principles you organise your enterprise by from the values you hold.
    • We co-create the basic principles for growth: long-term thinking, ethical decision-making and innovative- and sustainable business model creation in the spirit of the Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Third, human-based processes you create from the goals you have.

Even in strategy, we must look for principle-based models that are empirically adequate.

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Human-based processes



Patterns: created by 27 action fields

Patterns. We experience our world through the patterns we recognise.

The primary image of the Experiential Growth Method® is a scaffold.

Your enterprise IS the relationships between its core elements.

The Experiential Growth Method® defines 27 action fields for your enterprise and draws the relationship we experience as patterns between them.

They are the building blocks for implementing your Corporate futuring, Organisational futuring and Leading into the future, plans.

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Action fields



Principles: how to think about growth

Principles. What is the most important thing? Combining experience and expertise to give DIRECTION

When we act, the present situation confines us. Therefore, we must tend to the relationships between ideas, people, teams, departments or worldviews and bridge across contexts.

We are convinced that we must work here and now with the future in mind.

Therefore, we need expert knowledge, even if it is stationary in an evolving world and subject to progressive insight.

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How to think about growth



Processes, who are - by definition - human-based

Human-based processes. What is the second most important thing? THE NEXT STEP

The purpose of your business is to provide a valuable product or service to your customers. Therefore, your core two-step business process is your offering, and your customer receiving it.

Take one step back. What do you have to do to realise your customer's request? Take another step back. What were you supposed to do at that moment?

Go back step by step. You cannot realise the next step without the current one. Knowing the previous:

The only purpose of the current process step is the success of the next step.

Humans are great at creativity, analysing, decision making and action. These are the four essential elements of every process. There is a saying: ”All business is people's business”.


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How to take action



What are the business tracks?

The Experiential Growth Method® offers you - as you can see above - the correct thinking tools.

While on the other hand,

focuses on your business practice.

Business Dynamics Modeling provides you your business tooling.



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