OPEN 2 FLOW
2 Flow was launched in 2011, with a view to helping
organisations to make wiser decisions, increase innovation, and
improve work, communication and cash flow by engaging the hearts
and minds of its members and clients. Our focus is on instilling
a lean-flow integrated thinking to improve both productivity and
approach to leadership is holistic and participative - with a focus
on tapping into a group's innate collaborative wisdom, to achieve
innovation and wiser governance in the face of complexity, diversity
mission is to help organisations and businesses move to a new model
of economy; one where the purpose is not about profit. Yes, life
cannot survive without blood and circulation, like-wise businesses
cannot survive without profit and cash flow. But the purpose of
life is not blood, nor should profit be the sole driver of businesses.
We envision businesses serving a higher purpose, creating value
for people & communities while still looking after our environment.
This requires more collective responsibilty, but not through tighter
regulations. Rather we need better, more diversified governance,
one which involves all staff and a dynamic system which avoids group-think.
We want to help organisations who aspire to a new way forward.
VISION AND AIMS
We want to see:
world with organisations governed by all its members openly, inclusively
relations across borders through cross-cultural understanding.
wisdom enabling a leaner, smarter and more sustainable world.
To achieve our vision our purpose is to
leaders in more open, lean and collaborative styles of governance,
coach entrepreneurs in engaging the hearts and minds of their
staff & clients, and
facilitate organisations in making wiser more sustainable decisions.
To achieve our mission we seek to delivering high quality services
(Sociocracy, intercultural simulations, Open Space)
(online, groups interaction) & interactive learning materials
in lean workflow turnarounds & collaborative decision-making
value peace and harmony, truth and honesty, equivalence of humans,
dignity and integrity, and collaboration towards the common good.
Our approach is holistic, our development perspective is interactive
involving whole body learning.
Martin Grimshaw, PGDip, Associate
Martin is a facilitator, trainer, coach and organisational
consultant, working with groups, teams and individuals to
help them find better ways of working and living. Martin runs
his own business, There's
Better Ways of Working, where he works with clients
in implementing better collaboration in running organisations.
Co-founder of SociocracyUK,
his particular expertise spans sustainability, co-operatives,
new enterprises for the Solution Economy, tools for mindfulness,
personal and organisational wellbeing, and participation.
Practices the Art of Work, Art of Living, Art of Relationship.
FRSA, Creativity facilitator and Coach
educator and facilitator in bringing out the innate creativity
in everyone. Creativity coaching, creativity workshops and
co-creativity and entrepreneurship. Anna works at Southbank
University in central London and runs a creativity education
Leadership Coach, Connector
coach and educator, focused on connecting people, communications,
interactions and encounters, story telling and executive coaching.
Philip is founder of The
Lawyer, Legal Advisor, Facilitator
has a passion for the outdoors, a background in international
law and business and a fascination with organisational structures.
He is writing a book on human organising. He has his own legal
firm advising companies on alternative forms of organisations,
such as employee ownership, and is founder of the Human
the Change - We the Employees: Experience Sociocracy in Action
benefits of applying lean-flow management, dynamic co-governance
(collaborative decision-making) and conversational leadership are:
decision-making which is efficient, effective and dynamic
implementation of decisions (because all are behind it, know
what to do)
organisation, flexible design solutions (agilility)
and pluralistic perspectives enriching decisions
develops new type of leaders
and productive workforce or membership
decisions based on conscious business principles
for common good, community, clients and members
level of collaboration and engagement
more prosperous organisation (healthier & wealthier) and richer
core competence is in assisting corporations with people issues
in international trade and relations. Our focus is on communication,
training, coaching, assessing and bridging tools with a holitic