Mankind learnt how to scalably produce not just cars, but soaps, shampoos, pizzas & hamburgers. The Age of Scale created with it the Industrial-Process paradigm involving standardization, routinization and the pursuit of size & productivity improvements as the primary goals.
Digitization & Automation are sweeping through society, swallowing in their wake all forms of routine jobs. A VUCA world is demanding agility, responsiveness and with-it collaboration & design behavior. Millennials are demanding more meaning & purpose and questioning the routinized existence of the earlier generation.
It is our hypothesis that a new Age is coming upon us – where individuals, organizations & collectives shift from routinization to conscious contribution, from hierarchy-centricity to collective-centricity, from scale focus to scale + responsiveness focus.
This Age we call the Age of Contribution.
How do we get institutions to think like dynamic collectives? How do we get individuals to engage with work and become creators of a new world that is hopefully a little better than what we have today? How do we help young people find meaning and fulfillment in their lives?
Over a decade, Illumine has been rigorously sense-making this space and building scalable models to help individuals and institutions transition to this new age.
We invite you to explore this hypothesis, learn more about how these challenges can be addressed.
Enable your teams to -
Building young leaders and middle managers to become Contributor Leaders means helping them widen their thinking, from performance to contribution.
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Beyond technical education, Universities can enable students to -
Built in 2011, Contributor Development Model has reached out to over 8,00,000 students in different parts of India. It has been run in GTU, IIT Delhi, IIT Jammu, Centurion University, Amrita University to name a few.
AICTE, the national regulatory body for all technical institutions & Illumine Foundation have signed an MoU to scale the Contributor Development Model in universities across the country.
Srinivas Venkatram, Founder CEO, Illumine proposed this shift to an 'Age of Contribution' in 2011.linkedin website
Since 2011, Illumine has been designing, scaling and evolving models to enable educational, corporate and government institutions to respond to the shift.
Illumine is an ideas-in-action lab that brings about knowledge-based change at scale. Illumine works towards realizing four key outcomes in society:website