Biomimicry: Change to move…Move to change!
Product innovations, process optimisation, organisational change… In the world of today, the only constant factor is change. More and more organizations struggle with adapting all these changes in a timely matter. Humans are clever, but without intending to, we have created massive sustainability problems for future generations. Fortunately, solutions to these global challenges are all around us.
Biomimicry is an approach to innovation that seeks sustainable solutions to human challenges by emulating nature’s time-tested patterns and strategies. The goal is to create products, processes, and policies -new ways of living- that are well-adapted to life on earth over the long haul.
The core idea is that nature has already solved many of the problems we are grappling with. Animals, plants, and microbes are the consummate engineers. After billions of years of research and development, failures are fossils, and what surrounds us is the secret to survival.
Organisations of the future have found new ways of operating and creating value in an increasingly volatile and interconnected world. Biomimicry insights will help them in mimicking behaviours and organisations found in nature, which offer fitting models for businesses capable of flourishing in chaotic and uncertain times. These organisations build resilience, optimize, adapt, integrate systems, navigate by values and support life-building activities. Businesses inspired by nature.
To delegate, to take risks in a responsible way and to show resilience; all are relying on natural leadership, on new business models but above all on the courage to see nature as a model, as a measure and … as a mentor.