We are like dwarfs on the shoulders of giants (discover the truth by building on previous discoveries), so that we can see more than they, and things at a greater distance, not by any virtue of any sharpness of sight on our part, or any physical distinction, but because we are carried high and raised up by their giant size.
(Bernard de Chartres)
We are dwarfs and Giants! An innovative organization-design and strategy partner for the 21st century.
Rewriting the future of organization. Catalyzing the evolution of wholesome organizations.
Organizations are among the most powerful forces on our planet. Yet, the way most organizations operate today gets in the way of leveraging their full potential for the benefit of our society. We believe in a different way of organizing for a complex world: responsive organizations that provide a wholesome space for people to reach their highest potential. This is the goal we aim to achieve together.
The metaphor of dwarfs standing on the shoulders of giants (Latin: nanos gigantum humeris insidentes) expresses the meaning of „discovering truth by building on previous discoveries“. Although attributed to Bernard of Chartres in the 12th century, its most familiar expression in English is in Isaac Newton’s letter of 1676, “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.”
The clarity of our purpose shapes and guides our work and how we organize ourselves. We live what we say. We practice what we want to catalyze in your organization.
Sascha Bernardis, Gerhard Hochreiter, Matthias Lang, Gerald Mitterer