Two by Two Models

by Jan Yuill

In response to a recent ODNET message on 2×2 models …

Two by two models are very powerful. I have known and loved many along the way. ‘Jo and Hari’s’ can be added to the list. As well as one that I had developed for assertiveness training a long time ago.

Personally, I think it has a lot to do with the power of four – four basic elements (earth, air, fire, water), four points on the compass, X and Y axis/graphs, four seasons, … four legs on a chair (oh, I am digressing).

As some of you know, the Organizations Alive! Model is built on a 2×2. It goes beyond the grid and into the interfaces between the four factors. These interfaces are where we spend most of our time as OD consultants, managers, project leaders, etc. etc.

Fascinating stuff!