Connecting Dots: My Journey Towards Transformative Business Thinking with RoundMap

Connecting Dots: My Journey Towards Transformative Business Thinking with RoundMap

Reflecting on a decade of dedicated study and deep thought, I’ve come to appreciate the wisdom in John Morrison’s insight: understanding comes from connecting the dots. 

My journey with RoundMap® began with a practical approach, diving into the frontlines of business operations. I carefully examined each aspect, arranged them logically, and then compared this arrangement with traditional business models to spot inconsistencies.

This process wasn’t just about identifying gaps; it involved a deeper exploration into their origins and understanding the complexities of the world, both past and present. This exploration brought me to a significant realization: our organizations are often mired in outdated practices, hindered by distrust, and in need of greater unity and agility.

However, the response to these challenges was not a confrontational one. Instead, it led to an in-depth study of effective management systems. By blending the best elements of these systems, I aimed to offer modern, feasible alternatives in line with RoundMap’s principles of systemic thinking, collaborative empowerment, and adaptability.

The measure of this endeavor’s success is not for me to declare. Consistent with RoundMap’s emphasis on stakeholder-driven leadership and collaborative empowerment, change is about inspiration, not imposition. My goal is to kindle a flame of change, motivating others to take the helm.

This journey has been incredibly insightful and fulfilling, highlighted by a collaborative transformation project with Canon’s workforce in New York. It stands as a testament to RoundMap’s commitment to breaking down silos and fostering continuous innovation.

As I work on finalizing details and collaborating with others to bring RoundMap® to fruition, I look forward to a future where, maybe a decade from now, these ideas have been integrated into the fabric of how organizations operate. 

Our mission at RoundMap® is not just about introducing new methodologies; it’s about redefining business operations for a more interconnected, adaptive, and purpose-driven future. 

This is the essence of the RoundMap® difference: nurturing transformative, sustainable change.

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  • Edwin Korver

    Edwin Korver is a polymath celebrated for his mastery of systems thinking and integral philosophy, particularly in intricate business transformations. His company, CROSS-SILO, embodies his unwavering belief in the interdependence of stakeholders and the pivotal role of value creation in fostering growth, complemented by the power of storytelling to convey that value. Edwin pioneered the RoundMap®, an all-encompassing business framework. He envisions a future where business harmonizes profit with compassion, common sense, and EQuitability, a vision he explores further in his forthcoming book, "Leading from the Whole."

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