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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 …

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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 …

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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 This is Part 2 of a 2-part article. Read Part 1 here. Implementing a framework of key practices Olivier recognized that accountability was essential for him to trust his people fully. Together, they created a framework of key practices that enabled employees to self-manage, actively listen to each other, collaborate on important decisions, and resolve conflicts with themselves and clients. Thanks to the research done by the team at the Technical University of Madrid, we can distill the five key practices that made the second transfer of authority …

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By Joost Minnaar and originally posted as a single article at corporate-rebels.com This is Part 2 of a 2-part article. Read Part 1 here. Implementing a framework of key practices Olivier recognized that accountability was essential for him to trust his people fully. Together, they created a framework of key practices that enabled employees to self-manage, actively listen to each …

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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 …

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

By Doug Breitbart and Fabian Szulanski and originally published on medium.com The assumption of the need for leadership is our inquiry. The prevailing leadership mindset is fundamentally rooted in power, control, and authority over others. The companion drivers utilized to preserve and enforce retention of this power are fear, scarcity, competition, and zero-sum games. This concept lies at the heart of the way businesses have been operated and grown from the dawn of the industrial revolution. The historical and ancient antecedent roots in fact trace all the way back to tribal leaders in prehistoric times, through to the emergence of …

On “Leadership” – Part 1: Assumptions and Motivations in Two Leadership Paradigms Read More »

By Doug Breitbart and Fabian Szulanski and originally published on medium.com The assumption of the need for leadership is our inquiry. The prevailing leadership mindset is fundamentally rooted in power, control, and authority over others. The companion drivers utilized to preserve and enforce retention of this power are fear, scarcity, competition, and zero-sum games. This concept lies at the heart …

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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 …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 18 Aug 21

By Simone Cicero and originally published on medium.com at stories.platformdesigntoolkit.com Note from Enlivening Edge Magazine: You might want to check out other highly related articles from Simone Cicero that have been republished in Enlivening Edge Magazine. This recent one from early 2020 is especially relevant. This article was originally published before the world turned topsy-turvy, so “2020” is still a relevant timeframe! Platform Design Toolkit makes it to 2020 Thinkers50 Radar This post is brought to you by the team at platformdesigntoolkit.com and is dispatched in our fortnightly newsletter. On February 4th I’ve been included in Thinkers50 Radar 30 management …

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By Simone Cicero and originally published on medium.com at stories.platformdesigntoolkit.com Note from Enlivening Edge Magazine: You might want to check out other highly related articles from Simone Cicero that have been republished in Enlivening Edge Magazine. This recent one from early 2020 is especially relevant. This article was originally published before the world turned topsy-turvy, so “2020” is still a …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 12 May 20

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 in the Loomio community.When we learn from the examples of others, we are opening up ourselves (and our organizations) to growth. So, today we’re highlighting the Ian Martin Group’s journey to self-organization, a way of organizing that makes your company more resilient in the long term.Self-organization in practice — Ian Martin Grouphttps://medium.com/media/6322a8ef1c5eec12311aa68c34a37518/hrefWatch the above video to learn:How a small team of six ended up transforming a company of hundredsWhat practices the group employs to make decisions …

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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 in the Loomio community.When we learn from the examples of others, we are opening up ourselves (and our organizations) to growth. So, today we’re highlighting the Ian Martin Group’s journey …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 12 May 20

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 in the Loomio community.When we learn from the examples of others, we are opening up ourselves (and our organizations) to growth. So, today we’re highlighting the Ian Martin Group’s journey to self-organization, a way of organizing that makes your company more resilient in the long term.Self-organization in practice — Ian Martin Grouphttps://medium.com/media/6322a8ef1c5eec12311aa68c34a37518/hrefWatch the above video to learn:How a small team of six ended up transforming a company of hundredsWhat practices the group employs to make decisions …

Making your organization more resilient 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 in the Loomio community.When we learn from the examples of others, we are opening up ourselves (and our organizations) to growth. So, today we’re highlighting the Ian Martin Group’s journey …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 11 Apr 20

Photo by Will H McMahan on UnsplashEngaging volunteers; learning loops; decision-making; care; celebrationToday I had a call with Manu Alzuru from Fight Pandemics, a brand new volunteer project enabling peer-to-peer mutual aid in response to COVID-19. I gave him 30 minutes of rapid-fire advice, some of the “top tips” for a new self-organising network like this. You can watch the video here or keep reading for the ultra-condensed version of the top 5 tips.Thanks Manu for learning out loud with us 😻https://medium.com/media/cb35b0834185f6ae9afc864964441ed6/href1. Don’t expect 100% engagement.“Participation inequality” is to be expected, e.g. Jakob Nielsen found the general “1–9–90” pattern, meaning 1% of online …

5 Decentralised Organising Tips For A New COVID-19 Volunteer Project Read More »

Photo by Will H McMahan on UnsplashEngaging volunteers; learning loops; decision-making; care; celebrationToday I had a call with Manu Alzuru from Fight Pandemics, a brand new volunteer project enabling peer-to-peer mutual aid in response to COVID-19. I gave him 30 minutes of rapid-fire advice, some of the “top tips” for a new self-organising network like this. You can watch the video …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 2 Sep 19

Designing for emergent properties enables creative people to balance fiercely independent personalities with the benefits of team…Continue reading on Medium »

Designing for emergent properties enables creative people to balance fiercely independent personalities with the benefits of team…Continue reading on Medium »


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