Visit to UK
Hi Our organisation in Western Australia (Enablewa) has implemented a self managing philosophy/structure across the organisation of just over 560 employees. We are 18 months into the staged transition and very excited about what I see and hear. We have had some challenges and continue to have more. We have multiple sites across a largish geographical area. I have the opportunity to visit the UK in late March and wondered if there were people out there that would be willing to talk about their experiences and learning.
Hi Robert, I work with medium sized organisations to help them to design their services, but at the same time to arrange their staff to work together in teams that then work far more independantly than previous. This goes hand in hand with developing the manager and leaders to change and develop their behaviours and approaches to sustain and work with those teams. What type of business is your organisation? It woudl be great to hear more.
Hi John. Thanks for the contact. Our organisation works mainly in the disability sector. We have just under 900 clients, a staff of around 650 spread across a large geographical area. We work in people’s homes and their community. We are progressively moving the decision making and responsibility away from a centralized model and flattening the structure. We’re already seeing positive outcomes, it’s not without it’s challenges but convinced we’re on the right track. Feel free to contact me via email at. firstname.lastname@example.org
If we could tag one apocalyptic rider for adaptive organizations, it would be "traditional performance management." It is old-fashioned performance management that keeps us in a world of humans as resources, as command-and-control takers, with rigid top-down planning, and solid prevention of curious and exploratively-minded cooperation. Its logic is plan – do – check – act.