Integral Institute believes that partial and
piecemeal approaches to complex problems are ineffective
and often counter-productive. Whether addressing
individual and personal issues of meaning and
well-being, or intractable social crisis such
as war, hunger, disease, poverty, homelessness,
and ecological despoliation, partial and fragmentary
approaches need to be replaced by solutions that
are more inclusive and balanced—or integral.
Accordingly, the Institute has four main objectives:
1. To integrate the most research from
the most number of disciplines—including the natural
sciences (biology, chemistry, physics, etc.),
art, ethics, religion, psychology, politics, business,
social theory, and spirituality.
2. To develop practical products and services
from this research, for use by individuals, groups,
businesses, and organizations worldwide.
3. To apply this integrated knowledge
and method of problem solving in areas of urgent
need—especially the serious political, health,
educational, economic, environmental, and spiritual
problems facing humanity. These integral applications
are employed by the Institute's own members; by
certified Integral Friends and Partners; and by
organizational leaders and cultural pioneers trained
in the Integral Approach.
4. To create communities of Integral learning
and practice—academic, professional, personal,
and spiritual—where Integral applications can
be shared, implemented, tested, and refined.
Integral Institute, a non-profit organization,
functions as the world's premier "think-and-practice
tank" for Integral research and applications;
as a provider of consulting services, workshops,
and conferences; as an open-source base for sharing
Integral knowledge and problem-solving strategies;
and as a network of the most influential Integral
thinkers and practitioners in the world.
THE INTEGRAL VISION
Integral Institute envisions a world in which
the knowledge and capacities of our collective
humanity are increasingly brought to bear upon
our most difficult problems—and our highest possibilities.
Integral Institute's core assumption is that by
helping individuals, companies, organizations,
governments, NGOs, and communities become Integrally
informed, they will be better able to effectively
chart their courses, making wiser decisions today
and in the future; develop successful, breakthrough
strategies to solve their most critical problems;
more strategically mobilize their resources to
implement desired solutions—and thus contribute
to dramatically improving the quality of life
on this planet.