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Introduction       Diagram      3 Pillars       Collective Wisdom       Tele-class Modules


Wiser decisions in the face of complexity, diversity and uncertainty

Many 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.

Open 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:

Introduction       Diagram      3 Pillars       Collective Wisdom       Tele-class Modules

Introduction       Diagram      3 Pillars       Collective Wisdom       Tele-class Modules

Lean-Flow 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.

Dynamic 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.

We 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 balance.

What 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.


Introduction       Diagram      3 Pillars       Collective Wisdom       Tele-class Modules

Tapping into your organisation's innate collective wisdom

If 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 contact us with your details.

Our 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.

Introduction       Diagram      3 Pillars       Collective Wisdom       Tele-class Modules

Telephone and Online Learning Modules:

We 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.

  • For individuals: Our online and telephone workshops are designed to introduce individuals within organisations to alternative forms of operations, leadership and governance in cost-effective modules.
  • For organisations: Our classroom workshops are highly interactive and holistic in nature, involving whole-body accelerated learning techniques.

Ultimately 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.

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You can promote innovation, collaboration or engagement, by supporting members across the organisation to work towards common goals effectively in several ways:

  • inviting all members to have real heart-felt conversations that matter in an 'open space' event,
  • implementing small procedural changes to ensure that all members with different perspectives can contribute to relevant decisions in a cost-efficient way.
  • adoptions 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

Listen to Interview with Russell Ackoff about what's wrong with management

or Gary Hamel on new management:


We 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.

The 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 Network.


Inspiring 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
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email: info@open2flow.co.uk
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