RSA Reinventing Work Network Event, 20 Feb - RSA

RSA Reinventing Work Network Event: Learning from abuses of Positional Power

Fellowship events


Romney Room, RSA House, WC2N 6EZ

  • Future of Work
  • Economics and Finance
  • Employment
  • Fellowship

For our February meeting, Reinventing Work Network member Rachel Weikel will share her story of growing up in a religious cult.

She will offer her perspective on how positional power evolves in organisations and the unintended consequences it often creates. We will use this to broaden the discussion to one of the greatest challenges of distributed leadership: when and how to let go of formal power.

The meeting will take place in the Romney room at RSA house and places are limited. Please book and commit to join us on what promises to be an exciting event. 

Those who register to attend via Eventbrite will be sent a link to a ‘welcome pack’ so that any new members can join the conversation straightaway.

Please come with your questions and your experience.

Any questions, please contact Network Lead François Moscovici FRSA: [email protected].

If you have any access requirements or require any reasonable adjustments, please let the team know: [email protected]. Please also let us know if you have any dietary requirements or severe allergies.

Location: Romney Room, RSA House, 8 John Adam Street, London, WC2N 6EZ


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.

Take a look at the Network's Starter Pack for more context and information.

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