“Humanity needs a science of intentional cultural change. The only way for us to arrive at a thriving planetary future is through a deliberate, well-designed, collective process. Otherwise the 7.4 billion of us alive today (and our descendants) will not successfully navigate the complexities of 21st Century globalization.
“The stories we tell about economic systems have strong influences on the policies that get adopted by governments and the management practices of investors, entrepreneurs, and employees within organizations.
“Powerful tools exist for studying discourse that reveal how these stories are structured, where they come from, how they are reinforced (or marginalized) in learning environments like business curricula, as processes of inculturation through myths and fairy tales taught to children, and in the framing of media stories in the press.
“The mission of the Culture Design Labs we are creating is to monitor, analyze, and design effective patterns of cultural change — using the rigor of academic research to change the trajectory of the real world in practical terms. Accomplishing this will require a collaborative network of researchers and design practitioners helping guide humanity through the paradigm shift that is needed for our collective survival.”
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