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Thinking as a subversive activity

Thinking as a subversive activity | Organisation Development | Scoop.it

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

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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?

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4 Hidden Signs of a Healthy Company

4 Hidden Signs of a Healthy Company | Organisation Development | Scoop.it

"Your balance sheet alone won't tell you if your company is thriving or on the verge of failure. Here's what you really need to look out for."

 

A solid reminder of what makes a company healthy. Read more to gain insights into the 4 signs:

 

- Organic talent

- Constructive conflict

- Outside lives

- Sane pay

 


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Facilitation tools- using a Community of Practice | Sam Bradd

Facilitation tools- using a Community of Practice | Sam Bradd | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
Visual summary of discussion by facilitators of Community of Practice at UBC, graphic recording, How does this relate to agenda design? You can design content and structures that support Community of Practice principles ...

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Very nicely delivered, on an important topic.  We used to think of communities as places, now practice is arguably more important.

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Petra Hegenbart's curator insight, May 31, 2013 6:32 AM

“Communities of practice are groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly.” This actually describes the ideal for teams in a corporate context as well. You can design content and structures that keep participants engaged and motivated by using Visual Facilitation or Graphic Recording.

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6 Steps To A More Mindful Company Culture

6 Steps To A More Mindful Company Culture | Organisation Development | Scoop.it

"'Mindful' is not a word typically associated with business--but it should be. A mindful corporate culture will value substance over style, and stress single-minded focus over multi-tasking."

 

6 steps:

    Avoid blinders.

    Focus on now.

    Be accurate.

    Be tolerant.

    Minimize suffering.

    Communicate openly and truthfully.

 

Read to get the details!

 

 


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