Business in the age of Extinction

Purpose is a popular theme amongst business gurus, consultants and strategists these days. Business magazine Forbes publishes articles that urge its readers to make purpose “a pivotal part of your business strategy”. Motivational speaker Simon Sinek tells leaders to “Start with Why”. Leading the charge are the B corps, who are building a movement of businesses Read more about Business in the age of Extinction[…]

Thinking about adopting self-management? Read this first!

“Can I play Fortnite?”. This is how my son usually greets me upon his return from school each day. After a day of sitting and listening to his teachers droning on, his main desire is to go online, meet up with his friends and kill a few people (virtually, of course). He’s so keen on Read more about Thinking about adopting self-management? Read this first![…]

Next stage organisations – leaving the safe harbour

“We want to see flourishing lives on a flourishing planet.” This was the heartfelt desire expressed by one group of participants in an event we hosted in Bristol in June this year. It is surely something that any human being would echo. Our modern institutions and organisations, however, seem incapable of delivering this. Their command Read more about Next stage organisations – leaving the safe harbour[…]

the “why” of human organising

The Human Organising Co has come into being at a time when large-scale human political, economic and social systems are in crisis, struggling to cope with the speed and complexity of life and becoming increasingly disconnected from the true needs of people and planet. We believe there are new types of organisations emerging and new Read more about the “why” of human organising[…]

Winter solstice – the still point of the turning world

Today is the winter solstice in the northern hemisphere, that time in the year when the nights are longest and the days are coldest. In the forest around where I live, the holly trees are at the height of their powers, with leaves that are dark-green and shiny, whilst the oaks and other trees lie Read more about Winter solstice – the still point of the turning world[…]

Humans – simply imperfect machines?

Humans – simply imperfect machines? Posted on 7th November 2016 by Humanorganising Sometimes, I forget I am an animal. Carried away with my ability to think, to calculate and analyse, to plan and strategise, I forget that I have a body with its own urges and needs, its own intelligence and ways of experiencing the Read more about Humans – simply imperfect machines?[…]