Self-management Archives - Jen Andersson

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How to activate self-responsibility and create more meaningful work

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A meaningful life is a responsible life and we need to be able to stay in charge of what makes life meaningful for us, especially at work. 

Viktor Frankl: “In a word, each man is questioned by life; and he can only respond by being responsible”. 

During the past 2 years I’ve interviewed hundreds of organisations who were either activating social and environmental purpose or creating a meaningful working culture inside their organisations. I met a very few where they’ve been able to do both. 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

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5 Characteristics Of People Who Thrive In Self-Management

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Since Fred Laloux wrote Reinventing Organisations in 2014, the book has spawned what could almost be described as a cult following. I have been deeply interested in the ideas expressed in Fred’s ground-breaking book and I’m a member of a number of groups exploring what his ideas mean. But as yet, there are relatively few organisations in the world who are at the stage of experimenting with self-management or self-organisation from whom you can learn in detail what the challenges of the experience can be.

I’ve worked with two in the last 18 months and interviewed a dozen more for my forthcoming book and would like to share some observations from their experiences about the characteristics of the people who thrive in these organisations – which also seem to be the characteristics most companies in the future are likely to need.  Read More