Ever Been Part Of A Dis-Organisation?
July 22, 2011 § Leave a comment
Even been part of a dis-organisation? It looks like this:
- Divided – factions competing against one another.
- Confused – you ask ten different people what’s going on, you get ten different answers.
- Passive – nobody shows up.
- Reactive – can’t make decisions, but as soon as someone else makes decisions that affect you, people run around like headless chickens trying to figure out what to do.
- Inaction – there are resources, but nobody is doing anything meaningful with them.
- Drifting – no sense of purpose.
When this happens – we are actively losing power. What if we could work in an organisation?
- Community – strong social relationships throughout and across the team.
- Shared understanding – common understanding of strategy.
- Participation – people show up, take part and go on their own leadership journey.
- Initiative – ideas come from all parts of the organisation, new practices are trialled, innovation happens on-the-ground.
- Action – shit gets done.
- Purpose – a clear direction and understanding of context.
To get from one to the other – we need leadership.
- Building relationships – connect people, celebrate good times, establish norms.
- Interpreting – educate, clarify, peer-to-peer learning, review often.
- Motivating – tell stories, show examples of success.
- Strategising – talk through theories of change.
- Mobilising – do stuff. Get out of the meeting room and into the community.
- Accepting responsibility – step forward together.
h/t Marshall Ganz.