Joan Lurie is the CEO of Orgonomix, a company she founded in 2008 to assist leaders and organisations to transform themselves and to function at their growing edge. Her work integrates strategy, systems thinking, complexity and adult development theory.
Joan works with executives and leadership teams to help them rewire their thinking to be more systemic, and to design and lead complex adaptive and second-order change in their organisations. With over 20 years of practice and experience, she has taken up both internal corporate as well as consulting roles, helping companies achieve turnaround results – emerging new cultures, operating models and different organisational systems, whilst simultaneously building their adaptive capacity.
Through this practice and experimentation, Joan has developed Orgonomics™ – a proprietary methodology which provides a ‘map’ for leaders to navigate the emerging complexity they face in the new economic landscape.
Referred to as ground-breaking, Orgonomics™ enables leaders to fundamentally transform their ways of seeing and knowing; reframe their assumptions and mental maps and repattern their organisational systems for new ways of relating and operating, to achieve higher order functioning and performance.
As a developmental psychologist and systemic change leader her core purpose is to ensure that leaders and organisations are able to continuously develop, adapt and grow to be fit for and thrive in their complex, ambiguous, uncertain and volatile context. Functioning at their growing edge and developing their adaptive muscle used to be a ‘nice to have’, but it has now become an individual and organisational imperative; one has to accelerate it for the good of the whole ecology.
At Orgonomix we operate using an alliance network model. We see every client engagement as unique and we create the best team of consultants for the work to maximise our client’s ROI.
Our aim is also to build the capacity and capability of our clients’ leadership teams to continue the work themselves. Most of our leadership development programs are action oriented, developing the adaptive capacity of the teams as we guide and coach them through the disruptive change they are leading.