The following two Domains Charts are included to indicate how the Nine Domains Approach applies to the real world. A most important point about knowing how to generate Domains Charts is that doing so helps us to make sure that we have a complete view of the subject matter that we are considering or working with.

Remember that the Nine Domains are a “checklist for completeness” (Riso) and the following are examples that demonstrate this point.

The Domains of an Ideal Workplace
First Domain
Idealism
The Ideal Workplace provides clear and reasonable expectations and keeps explicit and implicit agreements. Employees are encouraged to be responsible, self-disciplined, and conscientious and to work with a minimum of supervision. Work is clearly for a “higher good,” or is at least something employees personally believe in and respect. Key values: truthfulness, fairness.
Second Domain
Personal Concern
The Ideal Workplace instills a palpable sense that employees and clients are cared for
and nurtured appropriately and consistently. The workplace is emotionally nurturing, warm, sympathetic, and encouraging, interested in helping others internally and externally. Key values: thoughtfulness, emotional connection.
Third Domain
Self-Improvement
The Ideal Workplace encourages employees to improve themselves and their skills, acknowledging hard work and personal excellence, allowing employees to feel valued and valuable. Contributions are noticed regularly and rewarded in concrete ways. Key values: self-improvement, competency.
Fourth Domain
Self-Expression
The Ideal Workplace allows personal freedom of expression, verbally and non-verbally, so that employees feel free to bring something personal and meaningful to their work. Expressions reflect human diversity and the need to be an individual within a larger group. Key values: creativity, emotional authenticity.
Fifth Domain
Knowledge
The Ideal Workplace supports free-ranging thought and experimentation, including time and resources which may not pay off pragmatically in the short term. It encourages innovation and the questioning of old approaches, thereby staying “ahead of the curve” of ever-changing external conditions. The Ideal Workplace does not rely on old answers to new problems. Key values: originality, curiosity.
Sixth Domain
Teamwork
The Ideal Workplace maintains a reliable feeling of support for employees, management, and clients—proof (in tangible ways) that people are not alone, and that they are supported by the strength and assets of the organization itself. There is a feeling of trust and commitment both horizontally and vertically in the organization. Key values: reliability, responsibility to others.
Seventh Domain
Enthusiasm
The Ideal Workplace is a place of positive energy, enthusiasm for the work one is doing, and for the pleasure of interacting with one’s co-workers. The organization encourages meaningful, well thought out change and the creation of new products and experiences. Employees do not feel “boxed in” in any way. Key values: productivity, the enjoyment of one’s work.
Eighth Domain
Authority
The Ideal Workplace encourages the empowerment of individuals, teams, and of everyone in the workplace as a whole. Hence, it also expects that everyone act responsibly and will accept the consequences of their actions. Independence, self-assertion, and the willingness to fight for what one believes in are essential in an ideal workplace. Key values: self-assertiveness, decisiveness.
Ninth Domain
Stability
The Ideal Workplace is able to resolve tensions created by conflicts between employees, teams, and changing market conditions. An Ideal Org. is able to neutralize anxieties by creating and sustaining an atmosphere of stability, openness, transparency, and reassurance for everyone. It is peaceful but engaged, dynamic but not frantic or imbalanced in any way. Key values: patience and harmony.
The Domains of Universal Human Needs
First Domain
Need for Principles, Order, and Ethics
The need to be good, in right relations with self and others leads to seeking to act according to objective principles, logic, fairness and justice, and a respect for order and objectivity.
Second Domain
Need for Personal Caring, and Connections with others
The need to feel loved, appreciated, and cared for by others leads to seeking connection with others, having warm and personal relationships with them, and feeling that one is making a significant contribution to their welfare.
Third Domain
Need for Self-Improvement and Advancement and Recognition
The need to feel good about oneself, to like and esteem oneself and to feel that others admire and value one leads to seeking to make the most of one’s potentials, to develop one’s talents and become outstanding in some real and valuable way.
Fourth Domain
Need for Personal Meaning and the Ability to find Aesthetic Satisfaction
The need to understand oneself and one’s feelings and motivations and to take in the beautiful and transient nature of reality leads to seeking personal meaning, purpose, and beauty in one’s life—as well as the ability to do something personally meaningful during one’s life and work
Fifth Domain
Need for Knowledge and In-Depth Exploration of Reality
The need to understand how the world works, its laws and principles, which are expressed in seemingly infinite complex ways in Nature as well as in the products of man leads to seeking knowledge, understanding, expertise, and the time to study reality in depth without interference or prejudice for the objective truth.
Sixth Domain
Need for Belonging and to Give and Receive Group Support
The need to be part of a whole larger than oneself (whether a family, team, community, or country) so that one feels both the security and the joy of being supported by others leads to seeking situations that foster a sense of belonging, of “home,” and of finding like-minded comrades.
Seventh Domain
Need for Variety, Freedom for Experimentation, Change
The need for change, variety, and stimulation in one’s environment as well as in one’s mental and emotional worlds leads to seeking change, variety, and stimulation in the world of experience and ideas, of having an appetite for life, and a sense of enjoyment and gratitude for the vast multiplicity of reality.
Eighth Domain
Need for Self-Assertion, Independence of Decision-Making and Action
The need for strength, appropriate power, and the ability to both defend and assert oneself with others, if the situation demands it leads to seeking ways of not depending on others, of taking initiatives and of acting on one’s own self-interest for the benefit of oneself, others, and of achieving one’s goals.
Ninth Domain
Need for Stability, Harmony, and Effortless Flow
The need for peace of mind, groundedness and steadiness amid the many changes and losses in life, as well as a sense of connection with the universe as a whole leads to giving people the space and freedom they need to flourish, and resolve conflicts and tensions, while detoxifying the environment in a variety of ways.