Our organisations are the way they are because of structures hidden from view. If we are to reinvent our organisations, it is these hidden structures that need to be changed.
Bad structures drive organisational dysfunction and prevent the common sense resolution of problems. Good structures do the opposite. People created those structures, good and bad. And, presumably, people can change them.
At this event we will explore organisational structures: how are they born, how they evolve, what holds them in place, what differentiates the good from the bad, and how they can be changed.
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 Street, 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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