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Spiral Dynamics - ACCCA13 Sessions

The Clash of the Titans - Spiral Dynamics

  • (Michael Spayed - Founder Agile Institute)

  • Spiral Dynamics - tool for understanding human development in both an individual and group level. See also:
    • Are there patterns of similarity?
    • Survival, instinct (100,000 years ago) - Individual - Beige
    • Tribes, the world was magic, propitiate the gods (50,000) - Communal
    • Kings, feudal system, might makes right (10,000) - Individual - Red
    • Truth Force, organized hierarchy, honour, moral code, fundamentalism (5,000) - Communal Blue
    • Enlightenment, free achiever, scientific method, capitalism, materialism - Individual - Orange (60% of the western world)
    • Multi-cultural, egalitarian, relativistic values, global ideas - Communal - Green (30% of of the developed world)
    • Integrative, Systems Thinking, express self but never at the expense of other - Individual - Yellow (10% of the developed world)
    • Turquoise - Spiritual, wholistic - Communal
  • As you move up the levels you transcend them, but include them … we become for capable. They are healthy and unhealthy expressions of each level.
  • On different skills you can be at different levels, called “Developmental Lines”
  • Where is Agile coming from? The Agile Manifesto is Blue, but Agile done well is a combination of Yellow and Green
  • Corporations act largely out of Orange
  • Social activism is often common out of Green

Spiral Dynamics Levels

Spiral Dynamics Levels