People Move Through Physical and Organizational Terrains

Most structures stand for either a residential home, an organization workplace, or a public building, places where people live work, and gather. The existence, or not, of structures and their place on the planet will change over time, generally in much longer timeframes than the change in inhabitants. Internal structural changes within the “footprint” are not reflected in terrain maps
Terrain maps relief contours because they are the best indicators of suitability for human habitation. Homes imply one or more inhabitants (or are vacant) living in (family-like) groups clustered in communities of contiguous terrain. Such communities are typically part of larger communities that sooner or later plug into the nation/state/local jurisdictional holonarchy of place
Healthy organizations persist as generations of employees flow in, up, and through the changing network of jobs
Physical terrain and structures wear, change, and evolve separately from the people in them…as do organization groups and positions
People always live and work somewhere
People flow through physical terrains of homes and communities—however they move on or move out—and generally leave the structures behind to be inhabited, and changed, by others
Healthy communities and their structures persist through generations of inhabitants
People flow through organizational terrains of jobs in groups that are part of organizations. They eventually leave the positions behind to be inhabited, and changed, by others
People, places, and positions are all independent elements of our socio-organizational-physical world


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