This is an interim site.
We are using this site to show our process as we move from what we were to what we are becoming.
For the last few years Fit has been slowly moving away from what had been the core of our client work: conducting strategic design research and helping organizations build healthy cultures of collaboration.
Meanwhile, society, business, and government faces challenges that will not yield to the usual approaches, and we have a burning desire to be part of the great societal shift toward healthy, resilient ways of life and work. We have been equipping ourselves to work systemically, to move from dependence on expertise and decision-making to approaches that embrace experimentation and emergence in complexity. We have been learning what it means to work with the full depth of people and culture, in all its wiggly dark uncertainty.
We are ready for the next step.
For the Summer of 2015, Fit Associates has shut down business as usual (except for a few workshops and keynote talks). This site is a place where you can see where we’ve been,where we can share announcements and provide our past talks and publications, and most importantly, where we can document our process of Becoming the Next Thing.
Leaving the old behind…
We realized that finally, after years of growing our capacity and desire, we’ve had enough of shaping our business and its offerings to conform to the current market, and to appeal to its priorities. That left too little attention for the things we most deeply believe in, which have been calling us, and which we firmly believe to be ripe for practical application.
We are not closing Fit. But we are stopping our old story without a definite picture of what the new story is like. The heart and soul of the new story are clear, but its form is not. We can feel it, but we cannot yet tell it.
…to make room for something new
We’ll use this site to share the process, describe our thoughts, pass along the sources that inform and inspire us, and maybe even test some concepts.
It’s not comfortable, but it’s satisfying
We are at sea.
Being at sea is not the same as being lost. We are not lost. We have cut ourmoorings to the work that has defined our days for a long time. We chose to leave that harbor. But as the poet Machado says, the only path from here is the wake we leave by our going. And, gladly, we are aligned in our taste in vessels and destinations.