Curating Content To Support Learning About Humanity's Transition

Enspiral
EnSpiral
To support people who want to spend their lives changing the world
Working on stuff that matters
To support people who want to spend their lives changing the world
Working on stuff that matters
OverviewVideosMedium PostsFacebook PostsTweets

Enspiral started with a vision to support more people to spend their lives working to solve the greatest challenges of our time.

Since inception, we’ve been testing ways of working together with trust and respect to share money, information and control as openly as possible. As a community, we’ve supported hundreds of people
to launch and build all sorts of initiatives, projects and world-changing ventures.

We’re committed to continuing to learn and grow our positive impact together.

The Enspiral Foundation is a charitable company co-owned by the Enspiral Members. Its mission is to support the network as a whole, facilitate collaboration between the people and ventures, and further the overall social mission of Enspiral.

 

People


Primary
Richard Bartlett
Entrepreneur | Writer | Decentralized Organizations | Self-Management | Bottom-up Politics
More
 
Description:

From the About section on LeanPub:

Richard Bartlett is one of the co-founders of Loomio, an open-source software tool for collaborative decision-making. He’s also a Catalyst at Enspiral: a network of self-organising companies who have been working without bosses since 2010. Most recently he co-founded The Hum, a small consulting company to share practical guidance for decentralised organisations.

He’s passionate about co-ownership, self-management, collaborative governance, and other ways of sneaking anarchism into respectable places.

He is the author of the (work-in-progress) book Patterns for Decentralised Organising

Less

Web Properties







EnSpiral Twitter

Recent Content

Last 50 posts on own channels (YouTube, Podcast, Medium or Website/Blog):

Let’s keep doing better work together
Published on: 2 May 22 in EnSpiral – Medium by Anthony Cabraal

Enspiral External Update — June 2021
Published on: 11 Jun 21 in EnSpiral – YouTube by Enspiral

What is next?
Published on: 18 May 21 in EnSpiral – Medium by Doris Zuur

Matariki* Enspiral Winter Retreat, Riverslea Centre, Otaki, 2–4 July 2021
Published on: 11 May 21 in EnSpiral – Medium by Doris Zuur

Enspiral External Update — May 2021
Published on: 7 May 21 in EnSpiral – YouTube by Enspiral

Enspiral External Update — April 2021
Published on: 5 Apr 21 in EnSpiral – YouTube by Enspiral

Enspiral External Update — March 2021
Published on: 16 Mar 21 in EnSpiral – YouTube by Enspiral

Enspiral External Update — February 2021
Published on: 11 Feb 21 in EnSpiral – YouTube by Enspiral

Enspiral External Update — January 2021
Published on: 6 Jan 21 in EnSpiral – YouTube by Enspiral

Enspiral External Update — December 2020
Published on: 8 Dec 20 in EnSpiral – YouTube by Enspiral

Enspiral External Update — November 2020
Published on: 12 Nov 20 in EnSpiral – YouTube by Enspiral

Enspiral External Update — October 2020
Published on: 9 Oct 20 in EnSpiral – YouTube by Enspiral

Enspiral External Update — September 2020
Published on: 16 Sep 20 in EnSpiral – YouTube by Enspiral

MVB meeting August 13th
Published on: 11 Sep 20 in EnSpiral – YouTube by Enspiral

Enspiral External Update — August 2020
Published on: 11 Aug 20 in EnSpiral – YouTube by Enspiral

Bringing Your Authentic Stories to Work
Published on: 24 Jul 20 in EnSpiral – Medium by Alina Siegfried

Enspiral External Update — July 2020
Published on: 14 Jul 20 in EnSpiral – YouTube by Enspiral

Enspiral External Update — June 2020
Published on: 16 Jun 20 in EnSpiral – YouTube by Enspiral

Making your organization more resilient
Published on: 12 May 20 in EnSpiral – Medium by Loomio

Enspiral External Update — May 2020
Published on: 5 May 20 in EnSpiral – YouTube by Enspiral

Special Enspiral Hope-in-pandemic Update — April 2020
Published on: 24 Apr 20 in EnSpiral – YouTube by Enspiral

Sharing power by sharing money: the evolution of collaborative funding in Enspiral
Published on: 9 Mar 20 in EnSpiral – Medium by Francesca Pick

Enspiral External Update — February 2020
Published on: 4 Feb 20 in EnSpiral – YouTube by Enspiral

What is Enspiral?:
Published on: 21 Jan 20 in EnSpiral – Medium by Rebellious Data

Enspiral External Update — January 2020
Published on: 10 Jan 20 in EnSpiral – YouTube by Enspiral

Solidarity pods
Published on: 3 Jan 20 in EnSpiral – Medium by Nigel Taptiklis

Seeking impact? Be small, smart and highly connected
Published on: 20 Dec 19 in EnSpiral – Medium by Nigel Taptiklis

A very short story about peace
Published on: 17 Dec 19 in EnSpiral – Medium by Richard D. Bartlett

Enspiral External Update — December 2019
Published on: 11 Dec 19 in EnSpiral – YouTube by Enspiral

Enspiral Story Dojo #03 — “The Saviour” and other lies we tell children
Published on: 6 Dec 19 in EnSpiral – Medium by Enspiral Story Dojo

Use advice process to work better together
Published on: 7 Nov 19 in EnSpiral – Medium by Loomio

Searching for Purpose
Published on: 5 Nov 19 in EnSpiral – Medium by Brendan Loudermilk

Enspiral External Update — November 2019
Published on: 5 Nov 19 in EnSpiral – YouTube by Enspiral

Enspiral External Update — October 2019
Published on: 7 Oct 19 in EnSpiral – YouTube by Enspiral

Te Tiriti Meets Tech
Published on: 5 Sep 19 in EnSpiral – Medium by gina rembe

“Ask for what you need” — Nuggets of Knowledge: Richard Bartlett
Published on: 16 May 19 in EnSpiral – YouTube by Enspiral

What is this thing called Enspiral
Published on: 26 May 18 in EnSpiral – YouTube by Enspiral

Enspiral’s view on collaboration
Published on: 22 Mar 18 in EnSpiral – YouTube by Enspiral

Enspiral’s view on impact and change
Published on: 22 Mar 18 in EnSpiral – YouTube by Enspiral

What is Enspiral?
Published on: 22 Mar 18 in EnSpiral – YouTube by Enspiral

[한국어] 엔스파이럴을 소개합니다 (Introduction to Enspiral)
Published on: 31 May 17 in EnSpiral – YouTube by Enspiral

Sprint 26 wrap up
Published on: 15 May 17 in EnSpiral – YouTube by Enspiral

This post was originally published here on betterworktogether.co. Stay in touch as we curate and share tools, methods and stories from the frontiers of collaboration and organisation building at https://do.betterworktogether.co/Back …Read more
Photo credit Bob ZuurA permaculture approach to landscaping your life!Have you ever felt like you were at a crossroads in your life? Or are you standing at one right now? And did …Read more
Invitation to members, contributors and invited guests/children/dependants**You are warmly invited to register by Sunday 6 June for this year’s retreat.Details:Venue: Riverslea Retreat Centre, 733 Otaki George Road, 5582 OtakiDate and time:From Friday 2 …Read more
Authentic Stories in the WorkplaceOn the importance of systems-change leaders bringing their whole selves to work.Photo by Toa Heftiba on UnsplashIn many organisational settings, there is an unspoken agreement of separation between …Read more
Making your organization more resilient with self-managementWe are fortunate to support many incredible organizations — each with their own particular management styles — and it’s not uncommon for us to adopt practices from groups …Read more
Enspiral is a network of entrepreneurs and freelancers whose mission is to help more people work on stuff that matters. Since 2013, we have been practising collaborative funding to allocate …Read more
And is it doing what it has set out to do?Enspiral and Rebellious Data LogosEnspiral defies simple explanation. It is many things to many people at once. It is a mutual aid …Read more
Anakiwa, Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand. Photo: Outward Bound NZSelf-organised support groups for compulsive world changersResources:Self-organised sensemaking — regular meeting processSensemaking retrospectiveFinding your way in life is tough. Feeling like you’re alone is really tough. Working …Read more
Are you concerned about the nature and climate crisis and thinking how can I turn my city around?Or are you seeing something awesome emerge and thinking this is great but it’s …Read more
Photo of Piopiotahi (Milford Sound) by Peter HammerA lot of 1st-time visitors to Aotearoa New Zealand have an experience they can’t articulate e.g. they might say “I feel like I’ve come …Read more
Enspiral Story Dojo #03 — “The Saviour” and other lies we tell childrenStory by Rupert SnookHere comes the hero… Yeah, sureImagine this. A friend is having a hard time, and you want to support them. …Read more
Advice processA simple tool for group decision makingMaking decisions with other people can be slow, expensive and emotionally draining, while coordinating team member schedules can be time-consuming. At the same time, …Read more
[Ouishare Fest Intervalle #9] #decentralized #organizations #blindspots How to balance individual expression with the need for group alignment ?‍ How to play with implicit power dynamics and collective shadows ? On Thursday 10 June 2021, from 2pm to 4pm, join us for a discussion hosted by Ouishare and Greaterthan with : 🔹 James Priest (co-founder Sociocracy 3.0) 🔹 Richard Bartlett …Read more
In partnership with the Faculty of Architecture and Design, Victoria University of Wellington and Parsonson Architects we’re really excited to bring the CoHousing Inclusive exhibition to Wellington City. If you’re interested in how we give agency and security to city dwellers and find ways to enhance community and foster diversity while providing affordable, sustainable housing, then don’t miss this! …Read more
Thanks so much Vicki Saunders – we love that you love our Better Work Together book and thank you for forwarding it on! The messages in it need to be spread.When this happens, it’s usually because the owner only shared it with a small group of people or changed who can see it, or it’s been deleted. …Read more
Dev Academy are co-hosting a Te Tiriti meets tech event in Wellington next week.When this happens, it’s usually because the owner only shared it with a small group of people or changed who can see it, or it’s been deleted. …Read more
A big thanks from us to all of you who have helped us smash our fundraising target for our first ever book – Better Work Together. We are so thrilled that we’re almost at $13K of our $10K goal. There’s just one day left if you’d like to support and preorder your copy (or 10 copies)https://www.pledgeme.co.nz/projects/5665-better-work-together-the-bookBetter Work Together – The …Read more
Hello everyone! One of our friends of Enspiral has an opportunity to help start their game/platform co-op for innovative civic engagement. It’s a virtual country called Showupia! It puts people in power and lets them capture politicians like Pokemon. It teaches people about democracy and community organizing. They just started their crowdfunding campaign on IndieGoGo. If this sounds interesting and …Read more
Enspiral updated their cover photo. …Read more
Hey friends. The time has come to fire up our comms and deliver you a fresh newsletter, direct to your inbox once a month. In it you’ll find news and updates from our members and contributors, you’ll learn about upcoming Enspiral events, what our ventures are up to and how you can get involved and replicate what we for yourself …Read more
We are beyond excited to let you know that Enspiral’s first book is under development! It’s called BETTER WORK TOGETHER – How the power of community can transform your business. This is a book about purposeful work and community and we’re aiming to launch it in October/ November 2018 with a Pledgeme Crowdfunding campaign in June.http://betterworktogether.co This is a series …Read more
So wonderful to receive written reviews of our Better Work Together like this one https://people.iola.dk/arj/2019/04/26/book-review-better-work-together/ It means a lot to us authors and contributors to know our book is resonating.Book review: Better work together | Blog of Anders Rune Jensenpeople.iola.dkBlog Book review: Better work together April 26, 2019 Anders Rune Jensen 1 Comment A few weeks ago I finished a …Read more
Have you heard about Enspiral’s first book ‘Better Work Together’? If in your guts you know there must be a better way to earn your income, if you’ve seen glimpses or felt tingles that a radically different way of doing work is possible, if you can see the old ways crumbling and are looking for whoever is working out what …Read more
If you’re a fan of our first book Better Work Together then you’ll be thrilled to know the Better Work Academy is now live. This has come out of direct requests from readers who wanted to engage more with what they learned in the book and continue learning and implementing. Check out the post below and what courses are on …Read more
This story is part of a new series called Enspiral Story Dojo, a place of tales about practice and transformation into a life with more meaningful work. This tale was about (and co-written by) Renato Inácio, a designer and permaculture enthusiast living in the countryside of São Paulo, Brazil. Narrative support by Joriam Philipe, Enspiral catalyst.https://medium.com/enspiral-tales/enspiral-story-dojo-01-the-house-builds-you-f73b64a75edeEnspiral Story Dojo #01 — …Read more
We fully support getting behind Generation Zero Generation Zero to fuel their last push to secure a high quality version of the Zero Carbon Act in New Zealand! GenZero has ignited a huge movement for urgent action on climate change. From GenZero’s origins of a few young people in 2010, growing to a nationwide team of 200 mobilizing over 13,000 …Read more
RNZ on the recent CoHousing hui Enspiral hosted in collaboration with Victoria University of Wellington.Co-housing the key to closed property markets?www.radionz.co.nzIf you believe the hype, co-housing could be the way of the future. …Read more
Dear Friends of Enspiral. The second ever newsletter just got sent and it is all about how we as a global network make sure we stay connected and keep on Enspiralling together. You can read it here https://mailchi.mp/7618d82b43e1/welcome-dear-friend-of-enspiral-3468869 If you’re not on our mailing list sign up here https://mailchi.mp/enspiral/friends so you get fresh updates each month from our network and …Read more
Excellent blog post written by Anthony Cabraal “I think how we work better together is a challenge that all of us must face. It does not matter what institution we work in, what startup we are building, what organisations or movements we lead in whatever sector. Better Work Together aims to create a signal that something different is possible in …Read more
Keen to learn more about the future of work? Then join our Enspiral contributors Sandra Otto and Sandra Chemin during #NZTechWeek at one or both of their workshops. One explores “lifelong learning” https://techweek.co.nz/whats-on/2019/better-work-together-turn-your-workplace-into-a-lifelong-learning-lab-497/ The second one explores “culture and leadership for purpose-led collaboration” https://techweek.co.nz/whats-on/2019/future-of-work-how-to-create-a-culture-that-accelerates-collaboration-and-innovation-496/ If you wish to come, or know any curious people in People & Culture, Learning & …Read more
We’d love to know what you think of our first shot at sharing more of our Enspiral Network updates from our community with you in this awesome video made by our Catalyst Joriam Philipe He covers off on what’s happening in the network, great articles we’e reading, upcoming events and more. We do this every month within our network and …Read more
Enspiral added a button to help you learn more about them.www.facebook.com …Read more
After nearly a decade of testing and growing ideas, Enspiral has collectively written our first book! 11 Enspiralite co-authors have shared their vision, reflections and insights into a beautifully illustrated book: Better Work Together – How the power of community can transform your business This is a practical resource to help you create radically collaborative, innovative and caring workplaces where …Read more
Are you a solo entrepreneur or freelancer who is missing a deeper sense of purpose and connection? Are you looking to collectivise and build your tribe. You might be exploring co-working or looking for aligned collaborators? Then Better Work Together is the book for you. Co-Authored with love by 11 passionate Enspiral folks, it will show you how to transform …Read more
A behind the scenes from Optimi on how we manage our membership subscriptions6 Steps to Automated Membership Subscriptions for your Communitybuff.lyHow we created a robust multi-tier subscription model on a shoestring …Read more
Our latest newsletter just went out to our friends of Enspiral. If you want to check out it’s goodness and learn what’s going on in the network, with our special new video, then read it here https://mailchi.mp/9bdcecd2f8fd/welcome-dear-friend-of-enspiral-3486521 Make sure you sign up using the link within it to get future ones and stay up to date on how we call …Read more
Our latest newsletter just went out to our friends of Enspiral. If you want to check out it’s goodness and learn what’s going on in the network, with our special new video, then read it here https://mailchi.mp/9bdcecd2f8fd/welcome-dear-friend-of-enspiral-3486521 …Read more
Stanford psychology expert: This is the No. 1 work skill of the future—but most fail to realize it https://cnb.cx/2pZxDsw …Read more
We’d love to know what you think of our first shot at sharing more of our Enspiral Network updates from our community with you in this awesome video that covers off on what’s happening in the network, great articles we’e reading, upcoming events and more https://youtu.be/FP3Qv6fPlss …Read more
RT @DevAcademyNZ: What role do social entrepreneurs play in experimenting where the government can’t? Rather than seeing social entrepreneurship and government at opposing ends – how do we see them as complementary? Our Ops Lead, Gina, will explore further at #GOVIS2019 http://www.govis.org.nz/ …Read more
Get behind @genzeronz to fuel their last push to secure a high quality version of the Zero Carbon Act in New Zealand! GenZero has ignited a huge movement for urgent action on climate change. Learn more here https://blog.loomio.org/…/05/22/the-zero-carbon-act-we-need/ …Read more
RT @LombardoNati: If you are interested in #decentralised #collaboration and #regenerative_economy this will be a great event to join! @solarpunk_girl and I from @enspiral will be the facilitators. Don’t miss this chance to connect with like minded people and help to build a positive future! https://twitter.com/open_coop/status/1127957681241767936 …Read more
Love this inspiration provided by @kendallflutey from @banqer_app who bring financial education to life in your classroom https://twitter.com/DevAcademyNZ/status/1128914759305220101 …Read more
Come along to our Enspiral meetup in Wellington on May 28 – https://www.loomio.org/d/cXJFNRfh/wellington-enspiral-meetup-may-28-6pm-7-30-eda …Read more
I believe the story of our greatest impact will be through the tools, processes and practical blueprints for organising and supporting ourselves to work together differently — as a community- great post by Ants @Whiskey_Fix read the full version here https://medium.com/enspiral-tales/better-work-together-3dd4e5175a67 …Read more
Brilliant share from within our network so thought you’d like it to. Take the #mycreativetype quiz to discover your type. https://mycreativetype.com/ …Read more
Friends of Enspiral is our brand new public newsletter coming out shortly! Be sure to sign up for updates, news, upcoming events and more, right here https://mailchi.mp/enspiral/friends …Read more
We are so thrilled that people are loving our new book from 11 Enspiral Coauthors. Get your copy at http://betterworktogether.co https://twitter.com/francescapick/status/1095995207580028928 …Read more
RT @solarpunk_girl: @enspiral is not an incubator or accelerator. It’s a network with a decentralised organisational structure, where our ultimate key factor is how we are organised: all hierarchy barriers are removed, to make a truly collaborative business structure https://ourgoodbrands.com/?p=4424 …Read more
RT @rosathethompson: An unbelievable talk by @alannairving @Enspiral ~ Growing A New Economy ~ New Frontiers https://youtu.be/D-IZVlgnTFc #neweconomy …Read more
Great to be named one of the #FutureOfWork Award Winners by @theRSAorg in London! https://twitter.com/theRSAorg/status/1093064345133686784 …Read more
RT @ginarembe: Winning Is for Losers: @enspiral and the Politics of Consent— How a collective in New Zealand is pointing the way to social change from the bottom up https://medium.com/s/douglas-rushkoff/winning-is-for-losers-enspiral-and-the-politics-of-consent-1be0ba87f634 …Read more
RT @markjhooper: Gotta say – I love how @enspiral work….. check them out, if you haven’t heard of them before… Self-organising, Democratic, non-hierarchical… #FutureOfWorkAwards @theRSAorg …Read more
Enspiral won a #FutureOfWork award from @theRSAorg! Thank you RSA, we’re very humbled to be picked amongst so many impressive initiatives. Well done to all of the other winners too 👏👏👏 …Read more

Scroll to Top