Zen Organisations No more organisational insanity! The blog of Adam Thompson
The underlying killer of accountability
by Adam on November 16, 2017 at 5:08 am
“We need more accountability around here” Chloe said. “What do you mean by that?” I asked. “You know, people caring, people hitting their marks, doing what they said they would. You know, being accountable” she replied with a slight tone of ‘what is wrong with you’. “Like you do?” I asked “Do you think I [... […]
Self-Management: A New Study?
by Adam on October 16, 2017 at 5:53 am
A recent study compared a couple of different ways of organising a production environment. Both groups had 40 employees. The first group had seven types of roles and was divided into 14 subgroups, with coordination, integration and continuity of the work being the responsibility of management. The second group coordinated itself. They had the same [... […]
What Exactly Is The Strategy Role?
by Adam on September 26, 2017 at 7:41 am
(This one’s a longer read, perhaps save it for later or have a read at home. Cheers, Adam) Hey Adam, Wondering if you can help me – my organisation has created a Strategy role and put me in it. I’ve got some generic KRAs, but a lot of room to design my own ‘value-add’. Would [... […]
“You can’t talk to my people” is NOT Requisite!!!
by Adam on August 2, 2017 at 7:49 am
Question I’ve heard that principles of Requisite Organisation mean that people can’t talk to people in other teams without checking with the manager first. This seems to be against all modern ways of working together as an organisation, so just wanted to check in with you as I know you are an expert in this [... […]
A Talk – Designing for Quality Leadership
by Adam on July 24, 2017 at 6:44 am
Something different this time around – a talk! I spoke recently at the Leadership, Culture and Governance Symposium put on by Aged & Community Services Australia in Adelaide. The topic – Designing for Quality Leadership The point? Leadership depends as much on your organisational design as it does the people in the jobs, so….stop fidgeting [... […]