Transcripts

Collaboration

Ep. 37 Miki Kashtan on the three shifts needed for self-managing organisations to thrive

... managing organisations and communities. So I'm really excited to share this conversation with you, because it's really altered the way I think about collaborating, and even just about being human and how I communicate with everyone in my life. She has so much experience and dedicated practice so there's so much...more
...about what she believes are the three fundamental shifts that need to happen within us as humans and the systems that we're operating in, in order to collaborate in a self managing way. So it's a really deep conversation about navigating power, about mindset shifts, new levels of dialogue and self awareness. I...more
...way or when it is declared necessary, in many more cases, then, I think, are necessary. Because people declare it necessary on the basis of fear that collaboration is just not workable, rather than on the basis of specific circumstances and criteria. And power with is essentially about honouring the autonomy and...more
...ansform their habits in order to exercise power with, because otherwise, you will be caught in this very odd, painful contradiction of where you want collaboration, and you want things to go your way, both at the same time, which is not possible. So the main change internally is to be open to hearing different n...more
...you know is true does carry risks. So ultimately, on an individual basis, changing it from below is the highest skill level necessary – to be able to collaborate with someone who isn't in a collaborative mindset, and also has power in relation to you. That is the biggest deal, that is where nonviolence really ...more
...timately, on an individual basis, changing it from below is the highest skill level necessary – to be able to collaborate with someone who isn't in a collaborative mindset, and also has power in relation to you. That is the biggest deal, that is where nonviolence really gets tested. So they're internal changes. ...more
... process is such a wonderful tool, because it moves you in the direction, regardless of which side you started from. It moves you in the direction of collaboration of openness to multiplicity of perspectives, before anything becomes a decision....more
... choices that you make. We learn through knowing what impact we have on others. So those are the five systems. And those systems can be set up, to be collaborative, to be supportive of 'power with', to be supportive of collaborative decision making, to be supportive of empowerment, to be supportive of support fo...more
...on others. So those are the five systems. And those systems can be set up, to be collaborative, to be supportive of 'power with', to be supportive of collaborative decision making, to be supportive of empowerment, to be supportive of support for everyone, to be supportive of attending to issues of power and priv...more
...ms, what are the sort of human shifts that need to happen? What can I do as a human being to develop the mindset, the skills, the abilities needed to collaborate in in a more self managing way? Miki Kashtan: I'll start with telling you a story. And through that story, I will pull out a very core principle. I w...more
...It's built into our evolutionary design. Because we evolved, as far as I understand the literature, we evolved to live in small groups of people that collaborate, to share resources for the wellbeing of all, that's what we evolved for. That's not how we live now. But that capacity is still within us. It's just...more
...just rather not do self management". So I want to say, it may be daunting. And in my experience, every step of the way, yields more freedom, and more collaboration, both. So you take baby steps, and you do only what is within your capacity. Don't change everything at once in one day, just take one piece at a tim...more

Ep. 54 Bill Fischer and Simone Cicero on Haier and the entrepreneurial organisation

...nd make you uncomfortable and get you to do something radical, and then you’d get a different kind of director that would be much more supportive and collaborative and asking you think, asking you to try something else and giving you feedback and so on — so I’m thinking about, and maybe it’s because I’m not the ...more
...ric effort into putting all of yourself into making something happen. And I know that for those that are, for example, into collective management and collaborative decision-making, all the stories they have been telling us for decades, and some of them are true for sure, but some of them can be designed, for exa...more

Ep. 45 Amy Edmondson on psychological safety and the future of work

...rk. There’s some work, of course, that’s still done very much by individuals working alone, but an awful lot of it is done by people coordinating and collaborating and communicating with each other in very important, rich ways. So, I thought: “OK I’ll study how teams learn from mistakes” and what happened was I ...more

Ep. 26 Buurtzorg and the power of self-managed teams of nurses

...Lisa Gill: So say some more about that because I've heard a lot about how Buurtzorg evolves in a very collaborative way. It's not like Jos has a grand idea and then everything follows. It's very transparent and sharing ideas... Chila: Anyone with a good idea can po...more