Evolution - Unfit for Purpose:
a pathway to a better future

How does involvement in the UK’s H-bomb tests on Christmas Island, flight-testing the inertial guidance systems that were intended for Concord by flying over the North Pole and the Open University lead from a singular focus on technology to a broader, systems-based perspective that can really help groups communicate and work more effectively?

GordonAuthor Gordon Dyer became concerned about the state of our interconnected world, with its evident capacity to produce undesirable outcomes. In his book ‘Evolution - Unfit for Purpose: a pathway to a better future’, he suggests ways to exercise a better degree of control over our world’s future evolution. He presents a vision of how we could all shape the future of the small communities and social groups we are involved in, whether family, work group, club, association etc.

The tools he provides enable the reader to help their group’s behaviour reflect a more desirable set of values and concern for their future. He provides the guidance, methodology and enabling mechanisms for this, including that for achieving appropriate balance between rights and responsibilities.  He argues that many such small “fires” could influence change to larger social systems.

Gordon Dyer has been an active systems researcher for over 30 years, with some 40 related publications to his credit.  He is one of the leading exponents of conversation, a form of dialogue which enables a group to find bonds which are stronger than the forces which may push them apart.  He is a respected member and past convenor of conversations of the International Federation of Systems Research.

The process of generating a vision of a group’s future, based on members shared values, can have major benefits. Firstly, the prospect for internal conflict is much reduced, as is the chance of unexpected group behaviour. Also, ALL members will develop a concern for evolution of the group’s future, rather than just the group’s manager. Group members are encouraged to contribute to monitoring changes in their environment.  With more intelligence gathered, the chance of unexpected outcomes caused by environmental factors will also be reduced. The process offers a way forward for a group suffering low morale or which has experienced some form of trauma caused by recent mismanagement or exposure to new external factors.

To be among the first to receive this practical and informative guide to help your group or the groups you support find their pathway to a better future, at a discounted price, Contact author Gordon Dyer now at gordon.dyer@btinternet.com.


Publication Details
Milton Contact Ltd Cambridge
Due:  July 2018
Paperback and on-line version


Offer price 10% off final RRP (plus P&P)

To register interest: email gordon.dyer@btinternet.com