Everyone has life goals, but perhaps they are most pertinent as we move into adulthood, people want their independence, their own house, they want to go to college or university, to find a job, have a little money in their pocket and enjoy life. But for some Young Adult Carers these goals can seem unattainable. Continue reading
Several years ago I read Ricardo Semler’s book ‘The Maverick’ telling the story of SEMCO, an incredibly successful Brazilian company that has been self-organising since the 1980s.
At SEMCO they have proven it’s possible to get rid of basically all kinds of bureaucracy if you just start treating your employees as adults. Continue reading
In today’s environment we see more complexity than ever before and it is widely acknowledged as one of the biggest barriers to organisational performance in both the public and private sectors. So why has complexity never been addressed holistically? Continue reading
We are in a world that is connected, but not communicating
The world is changing faster than ever before, and organisations today are facing complex challenges never experienced before. Yet we are not creating conversations that matter and are not harnessing the collective wisdom of our sociality. Continue reading
How can we use our collective imagination to move from ideas to action?
An invitation was sent to a diverse group of individuals to a participatory taster event in Edinburgh using two methodologies from several that can be used to solve complexity. When these events are held for a whole day or over several days, or become the operating system of an organisation, the outcomes become deeper and more meaningful. These methodologies are used in policy development in the EU Commission and Austrian local government, Ontario’s rural and agricultural organisations, Minnesota university student mental health and international pharmaceutical companies. They have also been used in redesigning the free health care system in Columbus Ohio Continue reading
The Presencing approach of Otto Scharmer of MIT is a model that is used in across all types organisation for social change by creating the capacity for community wisdom. I frequently underpin the design collaborative change processes and workshops using the model. It has inspired me to invite my clients to look behind the scenes and explore the necessary depth needed to achieve the goals. Continue reading