There are many models that help us understand the development of organizations over time and in various circumstances. Some of our favorites are those of Spiral Dynamics integral (Beck, Wilber), Adizes, Process Psychology (Arnie Mindell), Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching (Fridjon & Fuller), and Descriptive Psychology (Ossorio et al.).
Spiral Dynamics is a developmental model for people, organizations and societal cultures. Based on the work of Clare Graves, it has been carried primarily by Dr. Don Beck, and further popularized by the work of Ken Wilber.