About SoL Sweden.
SoL is an international knowledge network of researchers, consultants and practitioners from business and other organizations, with a focus on Systemic Change and Organizational Learning. It was founded in 1997 in collaboration with MIT in Boston USA. SoL Sweden is a local network within this international organization.
The aim of SoL is to develop, share and practice theories, methods and techniques for mutual development of people and organizations.
What We Do.
A not-for-profit, member-governed organization, we are devoted to the interdependent development of people and their institutions in service of inspired performance and meaningful results.
Our diverse and committed membership creates a reflective and action-oriented learning environment that is of enormous value, particularly as major global enterprises are faced with decisions that have consequences felt around the world.
Mission and Principles.
SoL is devoted to the interdependent development of people and their institutions in service of inspired performance and meaningful results. We serve as a space in which individuals and institutions can create together that which they cannot create alone.
"Through learning we re-create ourselves. Through learning we perceive the world and our relationship to it. Through learning we extend our capacity to create, to be part of the generative process of life."
Dr. Peter M. Senge is a senior lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also founding chair of the Society for Organizational Learning North America.
Dr. Senge has lectured extensively throughout the world, translating the abstract ideas of systems theory into tools for better understanding of economic and organizational change. His areas of special interest focus on decentralizing the role of leadership in organizations so as to enhance the capacity of all people to work productively toward common goals. Dr. Senge's work articulates a cornerstone position of human values in the workplace; namely, that vision, purpose, reflectiveness, and systems thinking are essential if organizations are to realize their potentials. He has worked with leaders in business, education, health care and government.
Arie de Geus
Arie de Geus was one of the three founders of SoL- the Society for Organizational Learning.
He began his career with Royal Dutch Shell in 1951, providing his expertise, knowledge, and leadership (until his retirement in 1989). The last 8 years, he was the head of Shell group planning, in charge of the Scenario planning methodology. Exploring how the decision-taking process in the organization could be improved. At that time he also met with Peter Senge. And the rest is history...
In 1997 Arie published his book “The Living Company” that presented his highly respected study of long-lived companies.
At that time, Arie and Peter together with Swedish Göran Carstedt founded SoL, a space to learn together.
Göran is committed to help accelerate transformational change towards a sustainable future and he had the courage to leave the high executive corporate life in the late 1990s to travel new roads taking leading NGO roles in The Society for Organizational Learning and The Natural Step.
Göran was 2007-08 senior director of the Clinton Climate Initiative He has passionately practiced and preached a servant leadership philosophy convinced that great organisations are organized around a meaningful purpose and a learningful culture, worthy people’s full commitment.
When you join SoL Sweden as a member, you become part of this inspired learning community. Together we are developing the capacity to think and act differently in pursuit of remarkable, trans-formative results.