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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 23 May 24

New Discourses Bullets, Ep. 92 There’s an old saying about Communists that applies to all militant ideologies: they are good at conquest and bad at management. That’s only half of the story. The fact is that because of their cult-religious nature, various strains of Communism aren’t just bad at management; they’re completely disinterested in management. That is, they don’t want to make things work; they just want to control people and institutions to make more Communists. In this episode of New Discourses Bullets, host James Lindsay explains the ideas behind that simple summary of Communist behavior. Join him to learn

New Discourses Bullets, Ep. 92 There’s an old saying about Communists that applies to all militant ideologies: they are good at conquest and bad at management. That’s only half of the story. The fact is that because of their cult-religious nature, various strains of Communism aren’t just bad at management; they’re completely disinterested in management. That is, they don’t want


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 15 Nov 23

By Patrizia Bittencourt and originally published on cuidadoria.com.  The distinction between leadership and management is fundamental and has often been a topic of discussion in management theories and organizational environments. We at Cuidadoria in Brazil come across a lot of confusion in our work regarding the terms management and leadership. Some claim that they are the same skills, almost like a belief that they refer to the same activity. Others understand the difference without delving into the specifics of each one. It is very common for a person to be placed in a leadership role on the basis of their

By Patrizia Bittencourt and originally published on cuidadoria.com.  The distinction between leadership and management is fundamental and has often been a topic of discussion in management theories and organizational environments. We at Cuidadoria in Brazil come across a lot of confusion in our work regarding the terms management and leadership. Some claim that they are the same skills, almost like


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 8 Nov 23

By Dennis Wittrock and originally published on holacracy.org This article describes how startups can better respond to the need for more organizational structure by knowing real alternatives to conventional hierarchy, and when to make a deliberate operating system change. For most startups, there are obvious stages in their development where fundamental decisions need to be made. In the beginning, founders may meet at university or get together with friends to explore a business idea. After a period of experimentation, those who do not fail in the early stages (which is most startups) will reach a stage where the product-market fit

By Dennis Wittrock and originally published on holacracy.org This article describes how startups can better respond to the need for more organizational structure by knowing real alternatives to conventional hierarchy, and when to make a deliberate operating system change. For most startups, there are obvious stages in their development where fundamental decisions need to be made. In the beginning, founders


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 10 Apr 23

Note from EE Magazine: We recently published an update about an orgnization that had a positive evolution over the years. It’s a nice contrast to this sad story of Zappos. By Joost Minnaar and originally published on corporate rebels Last month, I wrote a short piece about how Southwest Airlines was failing its once world-famous status as a progressive firm. Unfortunately, we have another: Zappos, once the American poster child of a pioneering organization, seems to have reverted to the traditional management practices of its mother company, Amazon. And it’s a shame. Last month, Zappos laid off 300 employees—almost 20%

Note from EE Magazine: We recently published an update about an orgnization that had a positive evolution over the years. It’s a nice contrast to this sad story of Zappos. By Joost Minnaar and originally published on corporate rebels Last month, I wrote a short piece about how Southwest Airlines was failing its once world-famous status as a progressive firm.


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 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


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 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


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

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


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 »


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 »


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 20 Apr 19

Christy Lee Rogers Photographyhttps://medium.com/media/a0e4767b5a8ddf3713d200e2d2cc5b1d/hrefA source code for team flowTeam flow potential is now the holy grail of agile[ Note: this article requires familiarity with the OPO model of self-organization in teams. You can read about it here and here. I also draw upon the Magic Number theory (which is an example of source code analysis) of Safi Bahcall from his book Loonshots. You can learn about source code analysis in my podcasts here and here and here. ]The notion of flow states in human experience was most famously documented by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. Flow has recently been hugely popularized by Steven Kotler in his

Christy Lee Rogers Photographyhttps://medium.com/media/a0e4767b5a8ddf3713d200e2d2cc5b1d/hrefA source code for team flowTeam flow potential is now the holy grail of agile[ Note: this article requires familiarity with the OPO model of self-organization in teams. You can read about it here and here. I also draw upon the Magic Number theory (which is an example of source code analysis) of Safi Bahcall from his book Loonshots.


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