The Spiral Dynamics model is derived from the original thinking of Dr. Clare W. Graves. Human nature emerges along a developmental path from one equilibrium state to the next. Every “level of human existence” offers a particular viewing point for the real world as defined by its unique set of perceptual filters. These diverse reality views lead to very different decision-making approaches, organizing principles for business, economic and governance models, and ideas of what appropriate, effective living means.
Through decades of research, Dr. Graves built “the emergent, cyclical, double-helix model of adult biopsychosocial systems development.” Today it is marketed as Spiral Dynamics(SD) or Spiral Dynamics integral (SDi).