Empowerment

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Aaron Dignan on being complexity conscious and people positive

...hose were kind of spaces to play. So for example, if you talk to almost anyone in our field, they'll talk about autonomy or distributed authority or empowerment or agency or they'll have a word for it. They'll have an idea of like, how do you give teams at the edge more power? How do you share power? And so t...more
...the system that kind of resist. And often, it's just because we don't understand the connections between these spaces. So, you know, we give a lot of empowerment out without sharing information, people make bad decisions, and we turn around and say - oh, they can't be trusted to make decisions. When the truth ...more
...that name before - they make decisions all the time. And if they think that the decision is above the waterline, it's not a problem. There's a lot of empowerment, a lot of autonomy. If they suspect it might be below the waterline, then they engage in an advice process. And we see that actually, throughout a l...more

Pasteur Byabeza on transitioning to self-management at Davis College

...are an employee somewhere. But now, it's completely the opposite of how things were. So self management - in a short period of time - has resulted in empowerment of every employee. There's more transparency, more accountability, more freedom to think differently. Things are rapidly processed because there is n...more
...to get used to taking the lead and getting things done without waiting on anyone to tell them what to do. You would see a situation where people are empowered by their structure, but they did not really seem to exercise their power to the fullest. And there is that tendency to want to seek consent, or appro...more

Frederic Laloux with an invitation to reclaim integrity and aliveness

...t] we’re part of the problem. And let’s just everybody, do whatever you can and experiment and play and change. And **suddenly there’s a vibrancy and empowerment **of like, “Wow, these people are doing that, and we’re copying this and this story is doing this. And you know, I’ve had this amazing eco-design tra...more

Bill Fischer and Simone Cicero on Haier and the entrepreneurial organisation

...e work of Peter Drucker. And this shows me that you have these curious leaders —they’re really humble. And when you become an humble leader, you are empowered, there’s no other way because you understand that it’s not about you, it’s about all the other people that engage in the management and in the execut...more

Miki Kashtan on the three shifts needed for self-managing organisations to thrive

... systems can be set up, to be collaborative, to be supportive of 'power with', to be supportive of collaborative decision making, to be supportive of empowerment, to be supportive of support for everyone, to be supportive of attending to issues of power and privilege that come into the organisation from the ou...more

Keith McCandless and Henri Lipmanowicz on acting your way into a new kind of organising with Liberating Structures

...ng Structures can contain all manner of kinds of heavy and difficult, messy things and somehow help people navigate them and come out the other side, empowered to do something about it. Keith McCandless: They are a beauty. There's nothing more beautiful than that. Henri Lipmanowicz: There is something which ...more