decisions in the face of complexity, diversity and uncertainty
organisations are looking for new forms of governance
and leadership. Our global economies are so complex that
no one leader can govern effectively on his/her own. We
need new forms of governance which tap into the collective
wisdom of the organisation, harnesssing employees', customers',
suppliers', investors' and other stakeholders' perspectives,
while at the same time delivering client satisfaction
and ecologically sustainable solutions.
2 Flow helps organisations improve their workflow, communication
flow and cash flow by introducing dynamic governance and
collaborative tools designed to remove bottlenecks and
to meet client needs swiftly and nimbly in our ever more
complex world. We view this in 3 pillars:
management is concerned with the operational
side of the organisation, running a system designed to
achieve high client value through smooth pull flow of
products/services with minimum waste and toxicity.
Governance is vision / strategy oriented,
concerned with the steering of an organisition through
policies and principles which dynamically and iteratively
tap into its collective wisdom of the workforce.
Conversational Leadership is about building
the right conditions which enable deep and genuine conversations
that matter across organisational silos, which in turn
enable people to co-create and implement a holistic vision
for the future.
do not believe in one-method one-strategy fits all approach.
Rather it is the balanced combination, like a 'balanced
diet', that can help us keep healthy and move forward.
While we have expertise in lean process coaching, as well
in open space technology facilitation, and in sociocratic
decision-making implementation, we have consciously decided
not to brand ourselves as experts in any one of them.
Rather we believe it is a balance of these, and other
approaches, in a flexible case-by-case way, that will
help us and our client organisations build energy and
we also believe is that the current business-as-usual
approach of businesses needs to change. Away from pure
mechnical profit-making more towards working towards a
purpose which serves the society it operates in as well
as the people who work in it, in a conscious sustainable
way. The three pillars above form part of what we think
is required to achieve this change.
into your organisation's innate collective wisdom
you wish for your organisation to be more holistic and
eco-led in approach, with all members fully engaged and
inspired, governed in a collaborative and creative style,
then we may be able to help with practical tools - please
us with your details.
starting point, after an initial exploratory free consultation,
is to establish priorities. This may be followed up by
a pan-organisational meeting of minds, to collectively
establish where you are now, where blockages are, and
to work out together how to move forward to where you
and your organisation wants to be.
advocate alternative approaches to governance, ecologically
sound management and leadership to meet the future. We
offer learning workshops, either online, in classes or
by telephone in these areas. As appropriate we also design
and deliver bespoke face to face workshops within organisations.
Our online and telephone workshops are designed to
introduce individuals within organisations to alternative
forms of operations, leadership and governance in
organisations: Our classroom workshops are highly
interactive and holistic in nature, involving whole-body
accelerated learning techniques.
the benefits include greater innovation, heightened engagement,
more inspired thinking, increased collaboration, more
sustainability and better equivalece of all involved,
leading overall to a wiser organisation.
can promote innovation, collaboration or engagement, by supporting
members across the organisation to work towards common goals effectively
in several ways:
all members to have real heart-felt conversations that matter
in an 'open space' event,
small procedural changes to ensure that all members with different
perspectives can contribute to relevant decisions in a cost-efficient
in organisations of new approaches like lean, agile, conscious
business by invitate all staff and stakeholders to adopt, as
in open agile adoptions, open lean adoptions
and open dynamic governance adoptions. See: CATERFLY
fully support and principles and practices discussed and applied
by the Stoos network. Stoos was initially a meeting of minds of
some the world's leading management thinkers who in 2012 came
together in the village of Stoos to discuss the current management
and leadership crisis and malaise, and to collaboratively explore
common characteristics of a better way forward, one which redefines
the role businesses plays in society, which is more responsible,
without at the same time throwing out the baby with the bathwater,
i.e. still maintain business as the most effective form of wealth-creation
for communities. By joining forces the management thinkers and
practitioners can create collective impact.
network now has satelites around the world, and the exploration
in better forms of leadership and governance is an ongoing concern.
For more infomation please visit Stoos
organisations to be more innovative, engaging hearts and minds holistically,
and to create great client & community value with the least effort,
cost and harm to ecology