Our Process

Groundwire’s work begins by gathering information to better understand our clients, their needs, and the environment in which they operate. We then apply systems thinking tools to map the structures, processes, and behaviors that interconnect and shape the strategic landscape.
Today’s fast-paced business environment drives a task-oriented mindset that leaves little room for the bigger picture. Context is treated as a distraction. Groundwire works with clients to explore many layers of context and reveal the trends that really matter. We identify how the energy and sustainability landscape is constantly changing and evolving. From there, we develop strategies to meet our client’s needs that are based on the future, not on the past, empowering our clients to be agents of change.

What is systems thinking?

In a world where complexity grows exponentially, and the connections between economies, people, and cultures are ever more entwined, systems thinking offers a way of grappling with that complexity. The strength of systems thinking is its ability to visualize complex systems and interactions. Visualizing all the various elements in a system and mapping their interactions reveals the interconnected systems that form our modern world.

Highly functional and persistent systems are extremely resilient. The dynamic interactions and various feedback loops in a system are often balancing and self-reinforcing. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the global energy system. Vast market structures, political economies, and trade networks have evolved with fossil fuel resources at their very foundation. By applying systems thinking to the dynamic landscape where decarbonization unfolds, Groundwire helps its clients identify new insights to guide their organization’s future success for a more sustainable climate future.

Read more about how we use systems thinking to drive our work:

Macro Meets Micro: Deciphering Renewable Energy Trends in 2024