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Research and methodology behind SpryHouse

Spry methodology is based on broad research and many years of experience

Behind Spry's framework and methodology lies deep and broad research and with synergies between several disciplines as well as many years of experience in relevant areas.

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A holistic approach where several disciplines work together 

Spry methodology is based on research in design- and systems thinking, psychological security, leadership, strategy, complexity, learning in working life, agile organizations, transformative and learning organizations, organizational dynamics, behavioral science, change management and dialogue methodology.

Behind Spry's methodology is also many years of experience in the development of transformative and learning organizations, change work, team and leadership development and practical work with the development of employees, teams and organizations.

Research behind the Spry framework and methodology

Area: Transformative, value-creating and purpose-driven organizations

Thomas Malnight, Emeritus Professor of Strategy, IMD Business School, Lausanne.

Henrik Eriksson, professor Service Management and Logistics, Chalmers University of Technology.

Gary Hamel, Professor London Business School och University of Michigan.

Area: Lead and organize for complexity

Klara Palmberg Broryd, MSc engineer and researcher from Luleå University of Technology, doctor of technology in complexity

Areas: Growth Mindset and Grit

Carol Dweck, Professor of Psychology at Stanford University.

Angela Duckworth, American academic, psychologist, and popular science author

Area: Psychological security, vulnerability, transparency, trust

Amy Edmondson, Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at the Harvard Business School

Brené Brown, Research professor at the University of Houston

Louise Bringselius, associate Professor Management, Stockholm School of Economics 

Area: Leadership

Simon Elvnäs, industrial PhD student, Master of Industrial Work Science, Human, Technology & Organization, Licensed Occupational Therapist

Julia Ernesta Romanowska, researcher and medicine doctor Karolinska Institutet

Area: Economy and urbanization

Kjell A. Nordström, Stockholm School of Economics M.B.A and Ph.D, International Business

Area: Learning organizations, systems thinking

Peter Senge, Fifth Discipline, the Art & Practice of Learning Organizations

Area: Learning culture

Robert KeganProfessor of Adult Learning and Professional Development at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Area: Lifelong learning in working life in Sweden

RISE – Research Institutes of Sweden

Encell - National competence center for lifelong learning

Område: Digital Transformation and Innovation

Clayton Christensen, Professor Harvard Business Scool

Johan Frishammar,  professor Entreprenörskap & Innovation LTU

* This page presents a selection of research, models and sources of inspiration behind Spry's methodology, framework and platform. Spry is constantly evolving and new meetings, new sources of inspiration, new research and new experiences contribute to this ongoing development.

Research and models behind the Spry platform

Area: Transformation of organizations and individuals

Theory U, by Otto Scharmer, MIT Management Sloan School.

Appreciative Inquiry by David Cooperridder, Professor, Organizational Behavior

Area: The meaning and importance of questions to drive change, maturity model for change

Pia Lauritzen, PhD in Philosophy. Author

Area: Dialogue models, teams and organizational learning

Peter Senge, Fifth Discipline, the art & Practice of Learning Organizations

Area: Four levels of psychological security

Timothy R Clark, Professor Oxford University,  specialist in the environmental humanities and deconstruction. 

Area: Behavioral psychology, Nudging & Facilitation, Game theory & Game design

Niklas Laninge, psychologist, Anna Gullstrand

Publications that have inspired Spry

Sweden's best businesses (Sveriges bästa verksamheter), Henrik Eriksson, 2019.


The 3 Rs of preparing your organization for the futureTracey S. Keys Kees Van Der Graaf Thomas W. Malnight, 2013

Systems approach in practice (Systemsyn i praktiken), Lennart Wittberg, 2023

Complexity: easier to navigate, better managed - this is how you drive development in complex systems, Klara Palmberg Broryd, 2021

Technology Fallacy - How people are the real key to Digital Transformation,Gerald C. Kane, Anh Nguyen Phillips, 2022


Fifth Discipline, the art & Practice of Learning Organizations, Peter Senge, 1990, 2006

Lead from the Future: How to Turn Visionary Thinking into Breakthrough Growth, Mark Johnson, 2020

Leading without authority, competing in the new world of work, Keith Ferrazzi, 2020

An Everyone Culture – Becoming a Deliberately Developmental Organization, Lisa Laskow Lahey/Robert Kegan, 2016

Doing Agile Right - Transformation Without Chaos, Darrell Rigby, Sarah Elk, Steven Berez, 2020

Cultural Renovation: 18 Leadership Actions to Build an Unshakeable Company, Kevin Oaks, 2021is going on 

Start With Why - How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action, Simon Sinek, 2011

Hit Refresh - The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft's Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone, Satya Nadella, Greg Shaw, Jill Tracie Nichols, 2017

The Stupidity Paradox: The Benefits and Pitfalls of Functional Stupidity,  Mats Alvesson, André Spicer (2019)

Humanocracy - Creating Organizations as Amazing as the People Inside Them, Gary Hamel , Michele Zanini, 2020

The Open OrganizationJim Whitehurst, Gary Hamel, 2015

HBR Idea Cast Podcast, as well as various articles from the Harvard Business Review.

Read articles from Spry with in-depth analysis based on research and experience

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Why are our agile organizations so silo-heavy? 

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How can we create the conditions for innovation?

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Is it really the office that makes us innovative? Conditions for innovation!

Why does purpose need to be at the core  organizations strategy?

Why do we talk about skills shortages when organizations use less than half their potential?

Unique method for powerful results

With our unique methodology, organizations can identify the connections and relationships between different parts of the organizational system, how the parts contribute to the organization's overall success, and what prerequisites and abilities the organization needs to develop in order to create continuous learning, adapt to changes and drive innovation - for to be able to develop and grow sustainably and value-creating. 

Through a holistic approach to the organization, digitizing parts of transformation with the support of AI and combining it with our algorithms, we deliver a unique methodology that makes a difference and produces measurable results.


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