How can we measure success when it comes to reinventing work? What are the metrics that will help us to understand and explain the trade-offs involved? How do we convince the skeptics?
For example, we know that job specialisation was invented on the promise of enormous productivity gains; for 200 years this held true. How can we now demonstrate that a contrarian approach can yield more value? Does removing layers of supervision alone make up for lost process efficiency?
These nitty-gritty questions need to be answered in order to make a powerful case for “Teal” – for distributed leadership, a focus on purpose, and an invitation to wholeness at work. For this session we will not have pre-cooked answers: we will invite you to think in advance about specific topics around measurement and will then co-create emerging answers.
This event is free to attend and open to both Fellows and non-Fellows of the RSA, but please book your place so we know you're coming.
Any questions, please contact Judy Rees (Network Lead): firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Makers Academy, 50 Commercial St, London E1 6LT
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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 per cent 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: Judy Rees
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