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Aaron Dignan on being complexity conscious and people positive

...nan: I think there's a lot of barriers, actually. I mean, the first one is that one of the byproducts of working in a fairly, you know, hierarchical, top-down bureaucratic way, in a market that prizes never ending growth, is that you're very busy and you don't even have time to think. And so most people are...more
...Lisa Gill: And what are your thoughts about how organisational change needs to change. Those top down, 'plan everything out' strategies of change just don't work anymore. So what is the alternative? Organizational change is hard. But what are some thi...more

Buurtzorg and the power of self-managed teams of nurses

...da, and talking about what it was like for her to start the first Houten team. They talked about the transition from working in a large, traditional, top-down, hierarchical healthcare company, to suddenly being responsible for starting a new team from scratch and finding patients and deciding how they were ...more
...ladies give about no leadership. I can't be sure if that's just a language thing. Maybe they meant no management, you know, the kind of stereotypical top-down behaviours that we associate with managers anyway. In any case, I think my interpretation, or maybe my belief in general is that there is leadership ...more

Frederic Laloux with an invitation to reclaim integrity and aliveness

...t I found so inspiring, like Nicolas Hennon and this sort of wholesale environmental reinvention, or the way Decathlon is doing it is that it’s not a top-down sustainability programme. But they were just encouraging everyone in the organisation to go and do an experiment. And so we’re really bold and really...more

Bill Fischer and Simone Cicero on Haier and the entrepreneurial organisation

...people to be successful? Because yeah, I can imagine when you’re entering into Haier, chances are you know you’ve had an experience of a traditional, top-down organisation. It also often the case with these kinds of organisations that the people who really thrive are people who are either young and don’t ha...more

Jorge Silva on horizontal structures and participatory culture at 10Pines

... different way. And it's really powerful. Lisa Gill: Yeah, I've heard that before: that if you get people who haven't been corrupted by a traditional top-down organisation, it's in some ways easier for them to integrate, and they don't have so much to unlearn. Jorge Silva: Yeah, right. Right now we are work...more

Peter Koenig on source, money and consciousness

...his podcast with people about this paradigm shift from parent-child dynamics in organisations to more adult to adult, and part of that is not just a 'top-down' transformation, but also a 'bottom-up' transformation, (if I can say that way, which is also a little bit outdated). But in a sense, the people who...more

Amy Edmondson on psychological safety and the future of work

...did we learn from that? What else could we try? And what contributed to that not working?” AE: And what people don’t realise is that often plain old top-down management isn’t working but we don’t know it because no one’s speaking up about the parts not working. ...more