Helping Businesses and Communities do Better with Less.

The Compression Institute is a non-profit learning organization that can help you create and support vigorous learning work systems to enable organizations and communities to be more responsive and more resilient to global changes. We discover and share ways people and organizations can change the way they work to improve the quality of life of those on whom they may have an effect; to reduce consumption of raw materials and energy; and to eliminate the risk of toxic releases from processes.

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General Donation: Just helping us cover the expenses of day to day operations would be a great start. Support our goal to expand community and organizational learning groups that will serve as our primary communication and action network. Click on the Donate button to donate.

Learning Circles

Form a Learning Circle. The Compression Institute is looking for people like you to create and lead Learning Circles in organizations and communities. We’ll help you facilitate until you’re comfortable with doing this on your own. These circles may start by building a base of active participants who meet regularly to discuss problems affecting their workplace or their community, by example by holding Lean Coffees.  In time these should transition into working out what they can do to promote Continuous Regeneration.

Participating in a Global Learning Circle is one way to prepare for this. We now have one Global Learning Circle in progress. We will form other Global Learning Circle. and/or Sign up to learn more about Learning Circles. We will also announce a date and time for a teleconference in each newsletter, a few days after each one is published.


Find out what we’re up to by clicking here and maybe we’ll see you at the next Compression event!

Tell Us What You Do

What cool things are you doing that support the Compression Institute mission? Describe them and we’ll publish a profile highlighting those practices for others to learn from. If you are struggling with a complex problem you can’t quite resolve, ask for a 90-minute one-on-one call with Doc Hall or another board member.


We have one teleconference series on Complex Systems, on the last Tuesday of every month.  We can form more teleconferences on Compression Thinking, Vigorous Learning Organizations, or on major Environmental Risks. If you are interested in one of these topics Sign up to join a Teleconference Series.

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What Needs to Change? 

  • Compression Institute - Why do better with less

    Why do better with less?

    The Case for Compression: Society faces complex challenges that can be reduced in size and scope by doing better with less.

  • Compression Institute - What must change

    What must change?

    Compression Thinking: Doing better with less will require changes in the way we think and run our organizations.

  • Compression Institute- How to change new

    How to change?

    Vigorous Learning Organization: To do better with less we need to strive to create vigorous learning organizations.

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