The Seven Levels Model describes the evolutionary development of human consciousness.
The Seven Levels Model was developed in 1996–1997. There are two aspects to the model—the Seven Levels of Consciousness Model and the Seven Stages of Psychological Development Model. We operate at levels of consciousness and we grow in stages (of psychological development).
The Seven Levels of Consciousness Model applies to all individuals and human group structures—organizations, communities, nations. The Seven Levels of Psychological Development Model applies to all individuals.
Pursuit of profit and shareholder value: Creating an environment of
financial stability, and focusing on the health, safety and welfare of all
employees. Focus on the reduction of excessive control and caution,
Relationships that support the organisation: Building harmonious
relationships that create a sense of belonging and loyalty among
employees and caring and connection between the organisation and its
customers. Focus on the reduction of Internal competition,
manipulation, blame, internal politics, gender and ethnic discrimination.
High performance systems and processes: Creating a sense of employee
pride by establishing policies, procedures, systems, processes and structures that create order and enhance the performance of the organisation through the use of best practices. Focus on the reduction of bureaucracy, hierarchy, silo‐mentality, power and status seeking, confusion, complacency, and arrogance.
Barrett Model of Organizational Consciousness
Adaptability and continuous learning: Giving employees a voice in decision‐making and making them accountable and responsible for their own futures in an environment that supports innovation, continuous improvement, knowledge sharing, and the personal growth and development of all employees.
5. Internal Cohension
Strong cohesive culture: Enhancing the organisation’s capacity for
collective action by aligning employee motivations around a singular
mission, an inspiring vision and a shared set of values that create
commitment and integrity, and unleash enthusiasm, creativity and
6. Making a Difference
Strategic alliances and partnerships: Building mutually beneficial
alliances with other organisations and the local community to protect
the environment, while deepening the level of internal connectivity
inside the organisation by fostering internal cooperation between
business units and departments.
Social responsibility: Working with other organisations and the
stakeholders of the organisation in pursuit of societal objectives that
enhance the sustainability of humanity and the planet, while deepening
the level of internal connectivity inside the organisation by fostering
compassion, humility and forgiveness.