Sometimes you are lucky enough to discover an organization that gives you a full sense of possibilities. Meet Board of Innovation, an international office specialized in intrapreneurship & business model innovation. A fast 8-year-old growing company of 24 individuals that is paving the way towards building meaningful organizations. I had the privilege to meet Philippe De Ridder, one of the co-founders of Board of Innovation in the beautiful city of Antwerpen a few weeks back. A true inspiration for me.
For the love of the game
In Search of Flow
Holacracy! A turnkey system for self-organization. Looking at multinational corporations like ENGIE to SMEs like Springest, I have had the privilege to be an observer of the implementation of Holacracy. I have been also a first-hand user at the BoP innovation Center. Despite a fair bit of criticism (mine included) received over the years, I do think that Holacracy has a role to play in the ecosystem of actors dreaming to improve engagement of employees. Let explore this together!
What is Holacracy?
“Small is beautiful”, these words from Joseph Schumpeter, one of the most influential management thinkers of the 20th century, have always resonated with me. That’s why I love to work with entrepreneurs on developing their ventures further. And often I hear that these organizations should stay small (which in a way I agree with). They should not become one of these mammoth multinational corporations plagued with bureaucracy or office politics. For entrepreneurs, the game is simple, as they are already agile without too many processes. So let’s keep it that way.
- You invited one member of your executive committee for a speech in your internal event. He stayed 10min and left without listening to the rest of the programme.
- You are always invited to meetings by your colleagues where your input is minimal but your presence is required.
- Your colleague has done a great action towards a client