Never has there been so much complexity in our world. Running institutions is proving increasingly difficult due to the complexity they are operating under. Complexity appears to have a life of its own
December 17, 2019
Exploring the relationship between sociocracy and various other methods currently being discussed in the context of the future of organisations and of work.
December 17, 2019
This blog explores the issue about hierarchy, particularly in the context of self-managed organisations. It concludes with the notion that it is not hierarchy itself which is problematic but it’s misuse in power dynamics.
December 13, 2019
Christmas is over. We’ve survived the festive feast and arrived at the New Year full of hope and some little expectation. Hopefully some of that’s true, but as we re-enter the world of work perhaps there’s an opportunity to contrast our experience …
January 5, 2019
The Human Organising Co has come into being at a time when large-scale human political, economic and social systems are in crisis, struggling to cope with the speed and complexity of life and becoming increasingly disconnected from the true…
March 30, 2017
Here's a fascinating article about Handelsbanken, the Swedish bank that has over 200 branches in the UK and is the fastest …
November 29, 2016
As a general rule, ownership brings responsibility. If you own a car that pollutes, or a dog that injures another creature, you can be fined or go to jail. Even owning a t-shirt or
I just returned from Lisbon, where I attended a workshop run by K2K Emocionando, a company based in the Basque region of Spain. Over the last 12 years K2K has, they claim,
Purpose is a popular theme amongst business gurus, consultants and strategists these days. Business magazine Forbes publishes articles that urge its readers to make purpose “a pivotal part of your business strategy”. Motivational speaker Simon Sinek tells…
May 20, 2019
"We want to see flourishing lives on a flourishing planet.” This was the heartfelt desire expressed by one group of participants in an event we hosted in Bristol in June this year. It is surely something that any human being would echo.
September 9, 2018
Today is the winter solstice in the northern hemisphere, that time in the year when the nights are longest and the days are coldest.
December 30, 2016
It is a rare thing to hear a Conservative prime minister call for more responsible capitalism. Theresa …
“Lack of responsibility”, “lack of connection”, “top down” “individual agenda”, “suppression, keeping things in” “anxiety” “slavery”.
There’s nothing in principle wrong with voting, so long as you recognise its limitations. Voting can be an effective way of gauging how a group feels about a particular matter at a point of time.
“Can I play Fortnite?”. This is how my son usually greets me upon his return from school each day. After a day of sitting and listening to his teachers droning on, his main desire is to go online, meet up with his friends ...
January 31, 2019
In most traditional Japanese ‘lean’ manufacturing plants you will find sets of two cords dangling from above every few meters along the production line, within everyone’s reach, one yellow one red. If the yellow is pulled …
December 30, 2017
Sometimes, I forget I am an animal. Carried away with my ability to think, to calculate and analyse, to plan and strategise,
November 30, 2016
As a coach I have always steered away from ‘change management’, even though it is a huge industry …
October 30, 2016