Liv i arbetet 5

Principen om icke-tvång Detta är ett inlägg i min serie om liv i arbetet. Jag nämnde i mitt förra inlägg att grundaren av sociokrati fick sina grundidéer från skolan där han gick i som barn. Detta är en berättelse om denna skola—De Werkplaats Kindergemeenschap i Bilthoven, Nederländerna—och hur den växte fram steg för steg. Kees […]

Organizing reflection 25

This is a post in my series on organizing ”between and beyond.” Other posts are here. The purpose of this post is to reflect on subjects occupying my mind. I make no claim to fully believe what I write. Neither do I pretend that others have not already thought or written about the same subject. […]

A protective ring for creative support

Julia Cameron writes that “we are meant to midwife dreams for one another.” 1 Getting creative support, having a “protective ring“, 2 or circle, is often “the difference between success and failure, between hope and despair.” 3 She outlines the following principles for such a circle: 4 Creativity flourishes in a place of safety and […]

The fine art of shutting up

“If people do not wish to be helped, leave them alone.“ 1 “The most important thing is passion. … The passion that the person has for her own growth is the most important thing.“ 2 “Planning is the kiss of death of entrepreneurship.“ 3 “We have discovered that the miracle of the intelligence of local […]

Teamwork and creative problem solving

Wintergatan’s Marble Machine is going viral right now with 1.5 million views per day. I also found this video which shows the band’s making of a Swedish folk song, Visa från Utanmyra. It’s a great example of teamwork and creative problem solving! The video is in Swedish with English subtitles. The producer says (my emphasis […]

Ralph Stacey on rule-following

Ralph Stacey writes that we have to think of global organizational order as continually emerging in myriad local interactions,1 and that it is highly simplistic to think of human beings as rule-following beings.2 In our acting, we may take account of rules but can hardly be said to blindly follow them.3 The essential and distinctive […]

The uncovering of the U-process

TAI Presents Joseph Jaworski who tells the story about the uncovering of the U-process. The presentation is divided into the seven videos: Part 1(7) (Joseph Jaworski starts talking at 8:50) Part 2(7) (Joseph Jaworski mentions Eleanor Rosch at 0:08 and David Bohm at 3:50) Part 3(7) (Joseph Jaworksi mentions Brian Arthur at 2:17) Part 4(7) […]

The Elements

The Elements with Joseph Jaworski is an interesting series of short videos on: Generative Strategy — integrating experience along the strategic path as it unfolds Discovery — The heart of the entrepreneurial impulse is your capacity to discover new ways to grow a business Power Of Intention — opening doors with commitment Generative Dialogue — […]

Book Review: Labcraft

Labcraft: How innovation labs cultivate change through experimentation and collaboration is a book which illustrates ways in which labs cultivate change through experimentation and collaboration. The labs themselves are part of an emerging family of hybrid organizations which create dialogue, cross-pollinate perspectives, and create space for new things to emerge. The book was co-authored by […]