Centre for Integral Transformation  


Full Spectrum Approach


This paper sets out the Centre for Integral Transformation’s Full Spectrum Approach, a way of dealing with change, programmes, etc., that is more effective because it covers area which are not normally taken into consideration leading to less than optimum solutions.

What is the Full Spectrum Approach?

The Full Spectrum Approach is a way at looking at what needs to be achieved from different perspectives. So not just looking at the processes, either as components of fully functioning ‘systems’, but also the people aspect of what is happening from both an individual perspective and also from a group or cultural one.

In fact these quadrants can be further broken down, for example looking just at the people perspective gives this:

And again culture can be looked at specifically, this time by using Richard Barrett’s Seven Levels of Organisational Consciousness.


This way of looking at culture can be measured using a set of tools named the Cultural Transformation Tools (CTT). These can measure individual and group cultures as well as current and desired.

Another method of looking at culture is called Spiral Dynamics which is closely aligned to the Seven Levels of Organisational Consciousness and can also be used to measure cultures. Both The Seven Levels of Organisational Consciousness and Spiral Dynamics use colour coding to represent different levels hence our choice of ‘Full Spectrum’ for our approach.


Ken Wilber used the ideas in spiral dynamics in his book The Theory of Everything where he explained the idea behind his four quadrants which he could categorize many different aspects of the world. He labeled his quadrants ‘I, WE, IT, ITS’ and it is on this concept that we have based the Centre for Integral Transformation’s Full Spectrum Approach.


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