Category: Organizational perspective

Like a boss

Who is accountable?

“Surely there must be someone that is held accountable if the team’s result isn’t satisfactory?” “Everybody’s responsibility is nobody’s responsibility”. “I like to be able to send complaining parents to the principal instead of having to deal with them myself.” “Who should I call in a team when there’s no boss?” “How do I know…
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Real organization chart

A Short Note on Hierarchy – and why we’re leaving it

You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.  Richard Buckminster Fuller In my most favourite book Reinventing Organizations; which started my Journey for Teal School you find the above Buckminster Fuller quote on page 1. So with those words we are…
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From hierarchy to Holacracy

Holacracy for schools

Last week we wrote an article about Holacracy, which you can read here. But what would adopting Holacracy mean for a school in particular? A school adopting Holacracy as a structural system within which organisations get things done I believe will find itself relieved of the many, many tensions it experiences in all its structural…
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Holacracy

What is Holacracy?

Holacracy is a new social technology for governing and operating an organisation, defined by a set of core rules distinctly different from those of a conventional governed organisation. Holacracy includes the following elements: A constitution which sets out the  “rules of the game” and redistributes authority A new way to structure an organisation and define…
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Amsterdam

Blogging from Amsterdam

I am so glad to be here, in Amsterdam!  I’m looking forward to the Holacracy course tomorrow with many participants led by Brian Robertson. My focus will be to understand how Holacracy can support the creation of an alternative way of organising teachers within a school. This will change of course the relationship that exists…
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Time is on our side in a teal school

Time is on our side

An overwhelming issue we see in schools is there is not enough time. Teachers say it, managers say it. We hear excuses such as ‘Time is against us’ or ‘If only we had more time’. It has almost become the go-to excuse and a way of not digging deeper into the problem, but an excuse…
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