Nature is full of ideas for the attuned innovator – and for the attuned leader.
The growing field of biomimicry has some great examples of nature-driven innovation: non-toxic adhesives inspired by geckos, energy efficient buildings inspired by termite mounds and resistance-free antibiotics inspired by red seaweed.
The Biomimicry Institute defines biomimicry as: “the science and art of emulating Nature’s best biological ideas to solve human problems.” I came across something written by the Institute’s president that made me realize nature also offers some good insights into solving organizational issues. Here’s what she (Janine Benyus) calls the “Nine Laws of Nature”:
Nature runs on sunlight.
Nature uses only energy it needs.
Nature fits form to…