Explore how we can bring more of ourselves to work and how organisations need to change to get the best of our variety.
Bringing Your Whole Self To Work - Integrating Variety
To paraphrase Ashby’s Law of Requisite Variety: the variety of people in an organisation must at least reflect the variety of the market or public it is serving. However, we have spent 250 years enforcing uniformity for the sake of speed and efficiency.
In this meeting, we will explore how we can bring more of ourselves to work, and how organisations need to change to get the best of our variety.
Any questions, please contact François Moscovici FRSA: firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Makers Academy, 50 Commercial Street, London, E1 6LT
About the Network
Inspired by Frederic Laloux’s book Reinventing Organisations, the Reinventing Work Network is about distributed leadership, a focus on purpose, and an invitation to wholeness at work. They are exploring the developing organisational forms that support these goals (called “teal” by Laloux), learning about what’s being done, and inviting the practical adoption of these approaches by RSA Fellows, their organisations, and the RSA. You might have heard RSA talks by Laloux or by Jos de Blok, whose Dutch home-nursing group Buurtzorg is a standard-bearer for the movement. Buurtzorg is structured so that nurses organise themselves. They have no “managers”, and have cut costs to the health service by 40 percent while improving quality of care and employee satisfaction. The Reinventing Work Network is a gathering-place for people who are leading their organisations towards “teal”, supporting change as consultants, or seeking to inspire change within their own organisations.
Network Lead: François Moscovici
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