Productivity

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Margaret Wheatley on leadership and Warriors for the Human Spirit

...or many years, I'm sure it's still very valid - if not, if it's not increased - which was that in a self managed organisation, you will get a minimal productivity gain of 35%. And he said this in the late 80s, to which he then put the question - and if this is true, that you'll get 35, minimum 35% increased pro...more
...ity gain of 35%. And he said this in the late 80s, to which he then put the question - and if this is true, that you'll get 35, minimum 35% increased productivity through self management, then the question he asked was, why isn't every organisation working on a self managed basis? Because everyone says, well, w...more
...h self management, then the question he asked was, why isn't every organisation working on a self managed basis? Because everyone says, well, we want productivity, we want increased efficiency. I mean, they're still on that raft, you know, how do we get more with less workers? How do we get, how do we drive wor...more
...sed efficiency. I mean, they're still on that raft, you know, how do we get more with less workers? How do we get, how do we drive workers for higher productivity - I still get asked to speak on that, and I refuse to. There are more important things to talk about. And I'll get to that in a moment. But my belie...more
...garet, I'm wondering what you make of, because I mean, you mentioned at the start of our conversation, this quote about self organising teams and the productivity benefits of that, and that was in the 80s. And yet here we are in 2019. And self organising teams or self organising organisations are nothing new, b...more

Buurtzorg and the power of self-managed teams of nurses

...oney. But if you work in your office, or you're sick or on holiday, it's unproductive time, and there's no money for the company. Lisa Gill: Ah, like productivity. Chila: Yeah. So that's always a challenge, because you have the holidays, and you have to go to courses and people get sick, and you have to go to t...more
... have the holidays, and you have to go to courses and people get sick, and you have to go to the office. But [the organisation] wants about 60% , 61% productivity. So it's always challenging to get that right....more

Frederic Laloux with an invitation to reclaim integrity and aliveness

...ealise: people can work from home and we don’t know how many hours they work, and we can sort of trust them. We have no choice but to trust them. And productivity seems to be there or even higher. And then I think the next question that a lot of organisations aren’t asking yet, but it’s gonna come is then: But...more

Lisa Gill and Mark Eddleston celebrate 50 episodes of Leadermorphosis

...act that there's really little to no evidence that the old way of doing things works - this industrial paradigm, like you said: the engagement stats, productivity stats, you know. Gary Hamel talks about the cost of bureaucracy; it's not working anyway, so it's like, what have you got to lose? It's worth trying ...more