This book presents a vision for a new and holistic organising system — panonomics.
Etymologically, panonomics takes from the Greek pan for ‘all’ and nomos for ‘accounts’, but unlike its ‘economics’ (from oiko and nomos, or ‘home accounts’) predecessor, it is not just about looking after one’s own house, but instead is about looking after everybody’s house. Presented as a fitting organisational response to a pandemic, the panonomic framework proposes a comprehensive understanding of ‘place’ as a foundation for the new organisational system, encompassing a whole spectrum of human creativity, knowledge, skills and life experience, and adding a critical dynamism, motility and directionality to drive progress in an onward and upward motion toward a shared mission. The panonomic model asserts that the organisational framework, and shared mission, should no longer be based on extraction, endless growth and the accumulation of wealth (for some and debt for others), but should instead prioritise contribution, sustainability and the accumulation of our most precious resource: time.
While ambitious in both scope and proposals, the book sets out a theoretical context and framework for panonomics and models how it can be applied to current and emerging policy. By expanding and extending our understandings of key concepts such as place, time and innovation, it envisages that we can break free from the confines of current and regressive economic structures, systems and institutions to instead advance collectively toward a ‘future now’.