More Governance Resources We mentioned above the importance of understanding the differences between management and governance. There are a number of good articles about these differences but this one seems to make it simple enough and useful enough to provide insights when we want to understand governance in a deeper way. Another good article […]
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What do you do when your work space gets messy or cluttered? Are there times when you find yourself unable to concentrate at work? How we tend to the spaces around us has a definite effect on our ability to think and to work and on how other people feel and experience our space. Cleaner, […]
Here is a good introduction to Holocracy Watch the intro video
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Summary of the Five Disciplines of a Learning Organization by Rea Gill Detailed in The Fifth Discipline by Peter Senge (1994) 1 Systems Thinking Senge (1994) describes systems thinking as a “discipline that involves approaching problem solving and addressing issues, not by focusing on isolated events or parts of the whole but rather […]
Basic Principles of a Living Organization by Rea Gill There are two major challenges to the ongoing creative activity of an evolving organization, much like there are two elements to managing our individual lives. We have to deal within each moment and each day with what is living growing and evolving immediately before […]
Announcing a new professional development opportunity in administration and leadership for administrators, staff, trustees, faculty and parents of Waldorf schools this summer in NY, Ann Arbor and the Pacific NW. Join us for a week intensive this summer Working Together in Community: Conversation, Teamwork, Facilitation and Decision-making Waldorf Institute of S Michigan, Ann Arbor Michigan, July […]
This article was published in the British journal, Kindling. Contact information is at the end of the article. Chaos in everyday life – about cleaning and caring Linda Thomas When it comes to housekeeping, the concepts of disorder and chaos often get confused. In our households, order is often related to a certain […]
Understanding and Redefining Transparency and Accountability If I had a nickel for every time someone said the phrase, “We need more accountability and transparency in our school!” I could buy a lot of lattes for my wife! Instead I am launching a campaign to rid our organizations of both words. I can’t remember when either […]
This newsletter focuses on accountability. It is a topic of conversation and a concern, not only in every Waldorf School, but also in every organization today. Most of the books, articles and essays connect accountability to improving performance and outline processes to help individuals or groups become more accountable by setting clear goals, having clear roles and responsibilities, having systems to evaluate employee performance, giving people incentives, and creating clear consequences when individuals fall short of goals. All of these suggestions can be useful in certain situations, but they fall short of being helpful to those of us working in highly collaborative horizontal organizations.
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