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5 Practices to help activate meaning and self responsibility at work

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What practices and principles help activate meaning and encourage self-responsibility at work?

It turns out that self-responsibility is best encouraged by practices and principles that mirror the way in which nature works. It’s also becoming more common for organisations to create conversations and hold meetings using methods inspired by indigenous wisdom.

Biomimicry is most commonly recognised as an excellent design principle. We are used to seeing innovations inspired by nature. Shark skin structure for example very readily repels bacteria, and is also highly aero-dynamic. We’ve seen it inspire Olympic performance swimsuits and also be a source for re-designing the surface of hospital equipment, beds, railings to better repel bacterial infections like MRSA. Read More

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Joe De Blok A Pioneer of Self-Management Buurtzorg

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Many people have now interviewed Jos de Blok of Buurtzorg.  I first met Jos at Meaning Conference in Brighton, where he was one of the most informative and entertaining speakers on the day about the challenges and successes of using self-management as part of his organisational set-up to support his mission to change an entire system.  As there are so few organisations who are as established (10 years into the business) he had to be part of The Purposeful Enterprise SummitRead More