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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 21 Jan 22

By Joost Minnaar and originally posted as a single article at corporate-rebels.com A big motivator to start our Corporate Rebels adventure was the remarkable story of how Ricardo Semler turned around his Brazilian manufacturing company, Semco, into one of the world’s most fun workplaces. But although our start was strongly inspired by a South American workplace story, over the years we have found it difficult to find other progressive companies from the continent. Luckily, not long ago I was hinted by Prof. Ana Moreno Romero about another one such inspiring South American workplace story. It is the story of Pressto …

Reinventing Management: The Bold Transformation of A Peruvian Laundry Service – Part 1 Read More »

By Joost Minnaar and originally posted as a single article at corporate-rebels.com A big motivator to start our Corporate Rebels adventure was the remarkable story of how Ricardo Semler turned around his Brazilian manufacturing company, Semco, into one of the world’s most fun workplaces. But although our start was strongly inspired by a South American workplace story, over the years …

Reinventing Management: The Bold Transformation of A Peruvian Laundry Service – Part 1 Read More »


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 22 Oct 21

By Christiane Seuhs-Schoeller and as a single article originally published at christianesplace.com This is Part One of a two-part article. Part Two is here. Introduction: Setting the context for power in self-organization For over half a century, we have seen a growing movement dedicated to finding new ways to organize work. People have innovated many alternatives to the management hierarchy that emerged out of the industrial revolution and became a globally dominant organizational model. One thing seems to be clear; the power hierarchy has run its course. The complex circumstances of the 21st century call for  a different way for …

Is Distributed Power a Myth? – Part One: Distributed Authority Leaves Power in Shadow Read More »

By Christiane Seuhs-Schoeller and as a single article originally published at christianesplace.com This is Part One of a two-part article. Part Two is here. Introduction: Setting the context for power in self-organization For over half a century, we have seen a growing movement dedicated to finding new ways to organize work. People have innovated many alternatives to the management hierarchy …

Is Distributed Power a Myth? – Part One: Distributed Authority Leaves Power in Shadow Read More »


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 23 Aug 21

By Doug Breitbart and Fabian Szulanski and originally published on medium.com FIRST READ Part 1 of this article here. The question is, what fundamental changes in mindset on the part of those currently in leadership positions would be required to take power and control out of the co-creative collaborative equation within large organizations? How might we provide the safety, and peace of mind for leadership to let go of their need for control as the essential active ingredient required, in order to “manage?” The question for the employed is, what operational changes must be made to enable the regaining of …

On “Leadership” – Part 2: Mindset and Operational Transformations for Leaders and Led Read More »

By Doug Breitbart and Fabian Szulanski and originally published on medium.com FIRST READ Part 1 of this article here. The question is, what fundamental changes in mindset on the part of those currently in leadership positions would be required to take power and control out of the co-creative collaborative equation within large organizations? How might we provide the safety, and …

On “Leadership” – Part 2: Mindset and Operational Transformations for Leaders and Led Read More »


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