34 How integrity is instilled in each unique person raises the matter of how we train our minds. Based on our current scientific understanding, the human mind may be defined as the process of the trained living human brain interacting with the rest of the human body, which is interacting with its physical, social and cultural environment. Training of the human mind so defined involves our instinct, socialisation and conscious individual effort and takes time. Accordingly, formal and informal education and training directed at instilling integrity and based on our current scientific understanding of the human mind needs to begin at an early age and continue throughout life.Techniques which can help in this regard are in NEW Integrative Thinking (NEW IT) Modules available at http://www.integrative-thinking.com and their complementary tools.
35 How individual integrity and transparency are maintained during interactions with others involves building into organisations the checks and balances which help keep individuals “wholly honest and upright”. An approach to governance which can help in this regard is outlined here and is detailed in Douglas Integrative Governance 247 (DIG 247) Modules available at http://www.integrative-thinkng.com and their complementary tools.
Key Aspects of Douglas Integrative Governance 247 (DIG247)
36 These key aspects are summarised in the IFEDS Model. This IFEDS Model is for start-ups but its main features can also be applied to existing organisations in the transition from the managerial to the distributed economy. Each part of the IFEDS Model is a node in a network of relationships which employs fully the integrative capacity of individuals to ensure enough stability to meet efficiently, effectively and competitively the needs and wants of end-users/citizens while remaining adaptable enough to self-organise to meet changes in those needs and wants. Within the network are what have been termed “value exchanges” by Verna Allee (originator of Value Network Analysis) rather than the “transactions” of the managerial economy. Value Network Analysis is one of the primary complementary tools when implementing Integrative Improvement. http://www.ValueNetworks.com offers “the technology, methodology, and experience that it takes to deliver break through business results through value network analysis - from board room to shop floor, to business webs, to global humanitarian networks. “
37 The nodes of the IFEDS Model are:
I ndividual end-users/citizens;
D irect Support Advocates (DSAs); and
38 The IFEDS Model works as follows:-
• Individual end-users/citizens who join a Federation in a geographical area express their changing needs and wants face-to-face and/or virtually to a Direct Support Advocate (DSA) for the area who is a member of that Federation.
• Direct Support Advocates (DSAs) obtain for end-users/citizens the goods and services they want through Enterprises of that Federation.
• Enterprises staffed by Enterprise Catalysts (ECs) and other Enterprise Integrators (EIs) facilitate the connections between Direct Support Advocates (DSAs) and Suppliers. This includes training and coordinating of DSAs and provision of enabling technology.
• ECs, EIs, end-users/citizens and DSAs, are all members of the Federation.
• Federations are governed by Federation Catalysts (FCs) and other Federation Integrators(FIs) who provide coordination for up to seven Enterprises engaged in efficiently, effectively and competitively meeting the needs and wants of end-users/citizens through Enterprises and their DSAs.
• Individual end-users/citizens' certification that they are satisfied with the goods and services supplied initiates the release of cash into the Federation for distribution in accordance with prior contracts.