What is the Institute for Strategic Clarity’s vision?

World-wide, tens of thousands of groups, in business, government, civil society, and communities are in the process of experimenting with and reinventing their fundamental agreements and discovering they can generate higher levels of sustainable outcomes and harmonic co-existence. They are demonstrating new ways of relating — in work and in life — which are more sustainable and lead to greater efficiency, effectiveness, and innovation than has long been the accepted norm.

We envision a world in which virtually all individuals and groups will experience such enhanced capacities by stepping more fully and consciously into their deeper potentialities. The Institute for Strategic Clarity exists to support those who, in their striving to achieve greater harmonic vibrancy, are leading the way toward this goal.

When was ISC founded?

The work of the Institute for Strategic Clarity (ISC) began in 1993 in Mexico City, where ISC founder, Jim Ritchie-Dunham, formed a team to explore the social dynamics of complex organizations through system dynamics simulation, as described in the 1999 System Dynamics Review paper on dengue in Mexico.

What does ISC do?

From its founding in 1993 to 2008, ISC developed a strategic systems framework that it applied in dozens of organizations in over twenty countries, which is described in the 2001 Wiley & Sons book Managing from Clarity and the 2008 Long Range Planning article “Strategic Clarity.”

ISC’s work shifted in 2009 to focus on the emergence of Ecosynomics as a new form of human agreements, integrating previous forms of socio-psycho-political-economic frameworks, as described in the 2014 Vibrancy book Ecosynomics: The Science of Abundance.

Is ISC a non-profit?

ISC was formally incorporated in the USA in 2003 as a 501(c)(3) research and education non-profit organization, focused on developing participatory processes and systemic methodologies for transforming people’s capacity to address complex societal issues and realize their highest aspirations for a greater social good. An example of this work was described in the 2008 chapter in Alleviating Poverty through Business Strategy on ISC’s action-research project in Guatemala.

How many people work for ISC?

The Institute has one full-time employee.  The Institute contracts administrative support.  The rest of the Institute’s work is led by Institute Senior Fellows and Alliance Members, principally in the USA, Germany, and Mexico.