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 16

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. More often […]

Peter Pula on why hosting is harder than leading

Peter Pula is the Founder of Axiom News. Here is his post on Why Hosting Is Harder than Leading. He writes that: “We have become so remarkably accustomed to a form of leadership that comes from the top.” “Top down leadership seems easier in the short term, but I believe it takes its toll. Too […]

Analysis of egalitarian dynamics among the G/wi

This is a post in my organizing “between and beyond” series. Other posts are here. The purpose of this post is to explore the egalitarian dynamics among the G/wi-speaking people in the Central Kalahari Reserve of Botswana. The analysis is summarized here. Background The egalitarian dynamics among foraging societies hold clues to a deeper generative […]

The toxic handler

Peter J. Frost and Sandra Robinson presents their research on The Toxic Handler: Organizational Hero—and Casualty in the July–August 1999 issue of the Harvard Business Review. They write that: “Toxic handlers voluntarily shoulder the sadness and the anger that are endemic to organizational life.” Toxic handlers alleviate organizational pain in five ways: “They listen empathetically.“ […]

Integral Management

Integral Management is a management model which addresses the question: “What does it take to have everyone in a company wholeheartedly join forces and take on challenges that, to most companies, would seem quite impossible?” The model has grown organically for more than 25 years. It’s based on a learning dialog involving tens of thousands […]

Directed Opportunism

Moltke (1800–1891) developed auftragstaktik, which slipped into English as mission command, and is called directed opportunism by Stephen Bungay.1 The principles are: Decide what really matters Get the message across Give people space and support Notes: 1 Stephen Bungay, Moltke – Master of Modern Management, The European Financial Review, April-May 2011. Related posts: Book Review: […]