École42: the Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life!

What is the common denominator between a billionaire, a computer science school and self-organization? Not this is not Bill Gates. But École42. During one of my trips in Paris, I had the privilege to visit this very special school (école=school in French). A school over computer science that provides no diploma, has no professor, and starts with a swimming bootcamp. Curious now?

The Genesis

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The Four Gears of Future Proof Management

The nervous system and the body are not one and the same. Management and organization are not one and the same. However I often start by analysing how to change management in an organization before looking at the organization as a whole. Management is the art of getting things done via others. By looking at it first, it gives a simple and concrete start for change to create future proof organisation. So here is my copy/adapt/paste take on what is future proof management and its 4 gears.

What is management?

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The Transformative Impact of Stories

Once upon a time, there was a great knight… We all like stories. Yes, we do!  Ever since human beings sat around fire in caves, we have told stories. We all liked our parents to read us stories before going to bed. In our adult lives, we read books, go to movies and attend plays. But stories are also a fantastic medium to carry the messages of values or transformation towards a future proof organisation. So what does it take to bring back story telling in the workplace? If you wonder about the purple bull, keep reading…

Story telling

Beyond Budget Frustration

Take any employee of a company, ask him or her his/her top frustrating business process. My bet is that you get either the budget allocation process or the yearly performance appraisal (the 2 being linked btw in most organisations). This blog post is about alternative ways of dealing with the former. So we are going to talk about “Money” “Money” “Money” but …not only 🙂

Riding a bike

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TEAL: The next generation of organizations

The next generation of organizations or teal organizations releases entrepreneurship forces and self organization to realize a given purpose. It creates pioneer organizations with increased employee engagement, productivity and meaningfulness. In July, I am co-organizing a week long summer journey to investigate how these pioneer organizations are paving the way for the next generation of organization development, and to support participants in their own reinventing quest.

The reinventing quest

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