Submarine – the ultimate challenge for flat organisational structures

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An enjoyable brief introduction to the ideas of flat organisational structures (explored elsewhere on this site and tagged “holacracy” and “teal”). It’s both light-hearted and serious – if you can do this on a submarine – you can do it anywhere. This animation is relevant to FASST – Freedom, Accountability and Structure for Systemic Transformation…. Read more »

My 2016 reply to the Before I Die Network (BIDN)

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Hi Olivia Your BIDN email (deadline today) said: “Reminder: Let’s celebrate some not-shit things that happened in 2016!” What has happened in your life this year that you want to celebrate? What had you been striving for for a while that you managed to accomplish this year? My reply is wide ranging – so I’m… Read more »

Nov 5th – Exponentially Human

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Hi Folks, The context for this continuing conversation is: A book I read called Technology vs Humanity – the book and the “stay connected” link . A call for chapter proposals from Fast Future Publishing for 50:50 – Scenarios for the Next 50 Years. A discussion with Brian Griffin, about what I might write, during… Read more »

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 »

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 »

Meet Dr. Graves and Spiral Dynamics ref Teal and T4S

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Why this snippet? There was a comment in the Teal for Startups group saying ” I have been carrying tools in my kit for years, rooted in Graves theory and SD, which I believe will add to what is in the Teal arena but which are not finding enough places to apply yet.” Italics (above… 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 »