New solutions are needed. Increasing complexity compels us to find new solutions. Participatory Leadership enables collaboritive change is crucial to unlock your organisation’s capacity to solve complex problems and create success in the twenty-first century. ‘Just do your job’ may have been a default response to dissatisfied workers in times gone by, but not now.
Gallup did an extensive study of the effects of high employee engagement in 2012. They looked at over 50,000 organisations and one-and-a-half million employees in 34 countries, and discovered that organisations that score in the top half of employee engagement have double the likelihood of success of those in the bottom half. Not only that, but those in the 99th percentile of engagement had four times the success rate.
Is your organisation in the 99th percentile?
Increased complexity compels us to find new solutions for the common good in business, healthcare, education, local and national government and in our communities. Solutions are more comprehensive and readily found and owned if they are co-created by stakeholders. Tapping into the potential wisdom already held in the organisation is crucial; inviting collaboration with diverse perspectives is key to realising potential.
New solutions grow between chaos and order. If we want to innovate, we have to be willing to let go of what we know and step into not knowing. Innovation happens in the space between order and chaos – ‘the chaordic path’. It is here in the chaordic space that new possibilities emerge. The way to major change goes through chaos and order.
Conversations matter. It is in our DNA to bring people together in conversation, within the chaordic space . It is the human way since the dawn of time, gathering around fires and sitting in circle. Conversations are how we create meaning together and build strong relationships that invite collaboration.
Organisations are living systems. When people join together in an organisation they have more in common with a living system than with a machine. Living systems are intelligent and capable of self-organising their own solutions. The way you manage a living system is radically different from operating a machine.
I can help you facilitate Participatory Leadership wich enables collaboritive change.