Liberate your structures with ecocycle planning

Model your planning strategies after the ecocycle to bring your business new growth and prosperity. FigJam’s nature-inspired template is here to help you break ground and dig deeper.

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Ecocycle planning

Empower your team members with the ability to collaborate from anywhere on ecocycle mapping.

Discover your next evolution

Move forward in ways you never dreamed possible using an ecocycle strategic plan that offers a totally new perspective on your organization.

Identify: Ecocycle mapping offers clear insights into opportunities for creative destruction and renewal.

Grow: Your team can work through all four development phases to pursue new ideas that weren’t feasible before.

Sustain: Structures that incorporate creative destruction become more resilient.

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Symbiotic relationships, sustainable strategies

FigJam templates make ecoplanning easier. Your entire team can gather ‘round your template—anytime, anywhere. With interactive widgets like Lil Notes, Simple Vote, and Alignment Scale, FigJam will keep your people engaged and motivated to work together toward a lasting outcome.

Prioritize your plans

FigJam’s intuitive strategic planning templates help you produce visually captivating, valuable documents that double as digital meeting rooms. Once you’re in, check out more essential templates from other teams.


Rooted in a collection of revolutionary interaction patterns known as the Liberating Structures, ecocycle planning is a way of thinking about and prioritizing based on the natural cycle of birth, growth, maturation, and death/rebirth. Thinking of projects and problems along these same lines helps teams sow seeds of potentially beneficial projects, plow initiatives that aren’t producing value, harvest the hard work that’s already been put in, and tend to time-consuming but worthwhile ideas.

The first action steps in creating an ecocycle chart are to gather your team. Once all participants are together (digitally or in-person) you can discuss your topic with the ecocycle framework in mind—pretty much any process can be improved this way.

Discuss where different aspects of your process fall in the ecocycle. Are they fledgling ideas that need sowing and tending, or are they mature initiatives that are ready to harvest? Maybe something that was once useful has become obsolete and is in need of creative destruction—just like the plowing of last season’s fallow fields.

With FigJam’s interactive ecoplanning template, it’s easy to place and then move concepts from one stage in the cycle to another based on feedback from the team, left through stamps, emotes, and comments.

A Liberating Structure offers an alternative approach to traditional business practices. Each of the 33 Liberating Structures is designed to prompt creative thinking, build bonds among team members, and lay the groundwork for communal progress. They can be used to lead meetings, manage projects, gather feedback, and more.

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