Terms And Conditions
Intellectual Property Clause
All learning materials provided on the Adaptive Cultures website are owned by Adaptive Cultures.
All intellectual property rights in all materials available from the Adaptive Cultures website, including the design, graphics and text of all materials are owned by Adaptive Cultures.
Any Adaptive Cultures content that is reproduced, posted, uploaded, displayed or linked to in whole or part must acknowledge Adaptive Cultures as the source and acknowledge the Adaptive Cultures copyright.
An essential part of participating in the Adaptive Cultures Community is sharing and learning from each other’s experiences and perspectives.
This may include sharing your own challenges and growth edges, your organisation’s challenges and growth edges as well as information and ideas for enabling cultural evolution.
To enable open sharing and community learning, it is important that confidences are respected so that people can feel free to express themselves fully and authentically. It is also important that people feel free to apply the learnings and insights they gain through community interactions in their daily practices.
To ensure a safe and trusting environment is created and maintained, the following principles are essential for all community members to abide by:
1. Participants are free to use the insights, information and learnings from the community in their own practice, as long as they do not disclose the identity or the affiliation of any other participant.
2. Participants are free to share practical examples in the community from their work and practice but may not disclose any information about other people or organisations that would contravene privacy laws, breach confidentiality expectations or be libellous.
In accepting membership to the online community you acknowledge that you agree to abide by these principles.
Adaptive Cultures exists to enable cultural evolution for the good of people and the planet. The intention of cultural evolution is to enable individuals, collectives and communities to realise their highest potentials, making a positive and deeply humane contribution to their spheres of influence.
To fulfil that purpose, we are passionate about co-creating a community of leaders and practitioners of the highest quality and integrity. Every leader and practitioner we work with has a part to play in co-creating the community. The following points outline some central ideas and principles we believe are critical in evolving an adaptive community. For this to be a genuine co-creative community, we invite your reflections and perspectives on what is critical to you, so that these principles and ideals can continue to evolve.
Application, sharing and evolving of frameworks and methodologies
The methods and frameworks established by Adaptive Cultures have received unprecedented support from our clients and colleagues, as they have significantly deepened practical ways of building adaptive capacity. The language of adaptation and evolution shifts from a paradigm of change being done to people or to fix things, to evolution as part of a natural, ongoing, unfolding process. And this process applies at the individual, social and structural levels.
While we believe these methods and frameworks are leading-edge adaptive practices in organisations, we also believe that the most evolved frameworks and methodologies are still abstractions of reality, and over time may need to continue to adapt and evolve. Every single community member has a part to play in sharing their insights and practices in order to enable that ongoing evolution.
Co-creative ways of working
Adaptive Cultures has been established to bring to life a blueprint of cooperation, co-creation and enterprise we believe are deeply needed to create a more compassionate and humane world. To create a genuinely adaptive organisation that has community and co-operation at its heart has some substantial differences from a traditional consultancy or business model:
- Any practitioner has the right to use the methods and frameworks in their organisations; we trust each practitioner will apply these wisely to the organisational context, acknowledge sources and share experiences in order to contribute to the evolution of these methods and frameworks
- Affiliations are encouraged, inside and outside of Adaptive Cultures. The most important aspect is acting with the greater good in mind
- Generously sharing our ecosystems beyond the methodologies and
frameworks of Adaptive Cultures is also critical. Connecting people across our networks, identifying resources we have that are valuable to other group members (for example, office space for meetings) and bringing groups together to work on particular projects and act as sounding boards and wise counsel for our community colleagues are all ways that community can grow
To make a meaningful contribution to a co-creative community requires sharing beyond knowledge and ideas. We invite you to participate in a way that is transformative for you, for the community and for Adaptive Cultures:
- Respectfully challenge the status quo, including Adaptive Cultures principles, methodologies and frameworks with the positive intention towards ongoing evolution
- Deepening others self-insight and catalysing your and their growth through sharing your own challenges and vulnerabilities
- Acknowledge and hold the space for the highest potential of others, embracing their unique contribution
- Extend practices and share new ways of bringing the work into the world
- To the best of our ability think, speak and act with co-creative principles in
The body of frameworks and practices that Adaptive Cultures have developed have predominantly evolved from client experiences, and constantly evolving ways of meeting our client experiences and extending their capacities. This has been integrated with an understanding of theories from a range of disciplines, including and not limited to leadership and culture, psychology, neuroscience, biology, anthropology and physics. These theories and ideas have helped to refine and complement the Adaptive Cultures practices.
Practitioners may be regularly asked what the differences are between an Adaptive Cultures approach and some very well-known frameworks and methodologies.
While we have different perspectives to many theorists and frameworks, we don’t believe that it is useful to continually compare to, or aggressively critique others. Our belief is we need to have respectful discernment (in what contexts do those models work, in what contexts don’t they work) and focus on how we continually incorporate new insights and wisdom into our adaptive frameworks.
If you have any questions about the Terms and Conditions and would like further information, please contact us via email.
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