Personal blocks, cross-boundary teams, and FASST

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This open letter follows your comment that “I feel like the journey unpicking our own blocks is worth taking and sharing. Following that, we can have an outward focus that might be useful to cross-boundary teams (across departments, across functions, across location).” You and I  have overlapping interests there – both on “unpicking our own… Read more »

FASST – Organising for Collaborative Development

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FASST has a vision, and a practical plan, to overcome the barriers that prevent us working in collaborative ways. I won’t describe the plan in detail here. Like many innovations FASST will be easier to share once the protoype is working. It is starting in a small way (which is another way of saying we are… Read more »

“Organising for Development” with FASST

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Hi Christopher. Following our meeting yesterday this is for reference and sharing: You and I are meeting at my place on Wednesday to continue our FASST planning. We’ll invite the other five London-based, potential FASST people in case any are free to join us. Together we’ll consider the points that Sally raised in her last… Read more »

Why FASST? In order to experiment

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Hi Jon and Susan, Thank you for continuing to challenge my thinking. Between you, you sent me off in the directions of  “Dr Graves and Spiral Dynamics” and “Cargo-cult Science” (see Meet Dr. Graves and Spiral Dynamics ref Teal and T4S and  Cargo cult science – wikipedia – relevant FASST as an experiment). Reference Social… Read more »

T4S and FASST, rockets and time-machines

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Dear Jon. Thank you for your analogy of FASST as a “wonderful rocket ship”  – with related concerns and questions regarding its practicality. They are all perfectly valid and most helpful. In fact they are similar to the questions Sally asked me in her role as FASST facilitator in our Skype call earlier this week…. Read more »

Chief Gbade Adejumo, holacracy and FASST

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Dear Gbade, You wrote a comment to me on Facebook saying “I can see that you are into another area of volunteering. What is this holacracy?”. It’s not an easy question to answer so I’m coming at it from a different angle. I’m writing this so that you see how you have influenced my journey… Read more »

My “Why?” for FASST

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Dear George You asked for something more specific about why FASST is coming into being, The only way I know how to do that at present is to give you the personal story behind it. In FASST – an introduction and invitation I explained the “What and Why?” in very general terms: What is it?… Read more »

FASST – an introduction and invitation

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This open letter is for people who need an introduction to FASST, and also for people considering how they will be involved. It addresses the questions of What? Why? When? Where? How? – and most importantly Who? (Links to further information are given at the end). If you want to get involved let me know… Read more »

FASST in two worlds – working freely and paying the bills

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Hi G (second G) Here’s the latest perspective on FASST and how it fits in the two conflicting realities of collaboration and competition. These notes may prove useful for our Skype call. Things have moved on since I shared the post about the 10 questions for FASST (a future-focussed experiment with holacracy and teal) and… Read more »