Organisation Development
26.0K views | +2 today
Organisation Development
Developing healthy organisations
Curated by David Hain
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by David Hain from Complex systems and projects!

Thinking as a subversive activity

Thinking as a subversive activity | Organisation Development |

While a number of posts on this blog have been dedicated to calling in to question the claims of contemporary management theory to enable managers to predict the future, there can be no doubt that much of it is dedicated to controlling employees.

Perhaps the most egregious example of keeping employees under surveillance is used by Amazon, where picker-packers are tagged as they run round hangar-like warehouses, much as convicted offenders on home leave are tagged. The tags are connected to GPS systems which monitor the employees’ walking speed as well as their location. This ensures that they are all working at a trot and don’t take too many toilet breaks.

Via Philippe Vallat
David Hain's insight:

How do you give people time to reflect on what they do. A good start - lay off the management control models!

Philippe Vallat's curator insight, November 6, 2014 9:45 AM

If you don't take time, as manager, to reflect and think about what is vital for your organisation, what are you doing all the time?

Rescooped by David Hain from #BetterLeadership!

Leading Beyond the Status Quo – 3 Filters for Employee Engagement |

Leading Beyond the Status Quo – 3 Filters for Employee Engagement | | Organisation Development |

Studies show that around 80 percent of workers are not passionate about what they do. Here are 3 ways to start changing the status quo.

Via Maya Mathias, AlGonzalezinfo
David Hain's insight:

Nice interview between two people whi know what they are talking about.

Karin Sebelin's comment, May 14, 2013 1:05 PM
We should never speak theoretically about empathy :-) Empathy is a practice!
Maya Mathias's comment, May 14, 2013 5:12 PM
Thanks for all the shares and comments! It was truly a joy to serve and I'm glad it resonates.
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, May 14, 2013 7:48 PM

We need different people running many organizations.

Rescooped by David Hain from Emerging World!

99 Quotes on The Future of Innovation - Business Innovation is the key ingredient for growth.



Related post by Deb:

Beyond Resilience: Givers, Takers, Matchers and Anti-Fragile Systems


Choices for High Performance Teams, Groups and Psuedo-Teams: Achievement Is How You Say It!

Via Deb Nystrom, REVELN, Tania Kowritski
David Hain's insight:

Some fascinating facts on the world we live in now and how it is predicted to change.

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, October 18, 2013 10:46 PM

From SAP, useful nuggets to consider trends and change, business design change.  ~  Deb