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As a leading provider of sustainable transformation processes, Sustainable Systems International takes pride in offering Open Systems Design Principles (OSDP) through Fred & Merrelyn Emery’s Search Conference & Participative Design Workshop for Sustainability Integration, Organizational Change and Tropophilia Development.

JC Wandemberg

Chief Executive Officer

Thrive With Uncertainty & Complexity!

Motivated leaders can only do so much about the culture of their organization. Employee commitment, accountability, loyalty, performance, and revenue optimization are directly linked to TRUST and the six psychological criteria for efficient & effective work. For individuals to effectively utilize their skills within any organization, a culture of trust, transparency, and integrity must be in place (i.e., a Tropophilic Culture). Otherwise, any effort becomes counterproductive as people develop apathy and cynicism!

Ordinary Organizations Working Extraordinarily Well


The best way to overcome resistance is not having any to begin with! The two fundamental pillars for this to take place are trust and transparency, and for these to emerge, the right organizational structure must be in place.


For over 60 years Open Systems Design Principles (OSDP) have developed a solid and consistent approach for immediate, reliable, practical, and sustainable organisational transformation and tropophilia development.

OSDP explain and deal with the two problems that cause CEOs most sleepless nights:

1) How to turn employees into committed, pro-active and innovative staff, and

2) How to maintain leadership and increase market share

It suffices to address the first problem for the second to be solved by default!

By combining analysis of hard environmental realities with human ideals, OSDP produce systems called ‘ pro-active-adaptive’ (i.e., ideal-seeking) that identify weak spots or inefficiencies before these reveal by themselves. These proactive-adaptive systems not only focus on the conditions under which people work and the ‘why’ rather than the ‘what’ or ‘who’ but especially on producing mutually beneficial relationships between system and environment, thus becoming sustainably Tropophilic.

What is Sustainability?
Any process characterized by ideal-seeking behavior. Ideal-seeking behavior, as opposed to goal-seeking behavior, is by definition sustainable since an ideal is unattainable –in a given time/space– but endlessly approachable. It is this endless pursuit of a common ideal what builds in sustainable tropophilia into the process. An ideal may, eventually, become a reality (e.g., flying, going to the moon, etc.). It is the endless pursuit of ideals what has been behind every inch of human progress.


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