A “Partnership App” For Holacracy®-Powered Companies In a typical top-down management structure, the power to hire and fire employees is generally in the hands of managers. With Holacracy at play, the game is entirely different: with the decentralization of authority, the separation of people and role, and the dynamic evolution of those roles, we end up with a situation that looks more like free agents going about their work with no central planning. There might not even be a single person who knows about everything you do. This then begs the question: who can decide how and when to hire or fire? Holacracy doesn’t answer that question; it simply gives you a framework and processes for your company to figure it out.
Spiral Dynamics In spiral dynamics, the term vmeme refers to a core value system, acting as an organizing principle, which expresses itself through memes (self-propagating ideas, habits, or cultural practices). The superscript letter v indicates these are not basic memes but value systems which include them. The colors act as reminders for the life conditions and mind capacities of each system and alternate between cool and warm colors as a part of the model. Within the model, individuals and cultures do not fall clearly in any single category (color). Each person/culture embodies a mixture of the value patterns, with varying degrees of intensity in each. Spiral Dynamics claims not to be a linear or hierarchical model.
About Spiral Dynamics Integral From l975 until l995 Dr. Don Beck worked exclusively within a Value Systems or Gravesian perspective, based on the original work of the late Professor Clare W. Graves. Beck first met Graves in l975 and they became close friends and professional colleagues until his death in l986. U.Lab: Announcing - Live Sessions and Global Hubs On January 7th, 2015, we will lauch a six-week course called U.Lab: Transforming Business, Society, and Self. Delivered by MITx free of charge through the online platform edX (co-founded by MIT and Harvard in 2012), this Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) will prototype a new 21st-century university model, one that offers a hybrid online/real-world learning environment, with the goal of sparking a global web of interconnected hubs, inspiring initiatives, and grounding learning locally in places where societal challenges are manifest. Registration is here - it only takes a moment, and again, is free of charge.
The Cybernetics Society: Links Encountering Cybernetics. Dr. Bernard Scott reflects on second order cybernetics as a cognitive methodology and how he came to know it. Memetics and memetics publications. Memes are the basic building blocks of our minds and culture, in the same way that genes are the basic building blocks of biological life. Our late member Gordon Pask generalised this in his Interactions of Actors (IA) Theory that held concepts that transferred meaningful information used forces, were subject to dynamic mutation and existed in all kinds of matter. Graves’ value theory Graves and Maslow MindSonar uses the ‘Graves drives’ to measure what someone finds important. Graves was a professor of Psychology in the sixties and seventies at Union College in New York, the same university where Maslow also taught at the time. Maslow was developing his motivation theory (Maslow’s pyramid of needs), which shows the developmental stages of individual needs. The highest level of Maslow’s hierarchy, ‘self-actualization’, fit right in with the prevailing views of the seventies, and Maslow’s motivation theory was well-respected.
Do rents matter to startup hubs Following yesterday’s post about the factors behind cities like New York, London and San Francisco becoming startup hubs, a friend asked “let me gues — cheap rents?” In truth it’s the opposite; none of the cities cited as startup centres are cheap places to live or work and London is usually towards the top of the most expensive places on the planet. That rents aren’t a huge factor is possibly because the typical tech startup is a lean operation with a small team crammed into a crowded location.
Global information system Definition There are a variety of definitions and understandings of a Global Information System (GIS, GLIS), such as A global information system (GLIS) is an information system which is developed and / or used in a global context.A global information system (GLIS) is any information system which attempts to deliver the totality of measurable data worldwide within a defined context. Common to this class of information systems is that the context is a global setting, either for its use or development process. This means that it highly relates to distributed systems / distributed computing where the distribution is global. The term also incorporates aspects of global software development and there outsourcing (when the outsourcing locations are globally distributed) and offshoring aspects.
Spiral Dynamics by Clare W.Graves - All about economics on the web Spiral dynamics is based upon the theory of psychology professor Clare W.Graves. It is based upon human development that was introduced in the book Spiral dynamics in 1996.It is basically a framework that helps us to understand human systems and development. It states that human nature is neither static nor finite.
Thomas L. Friedman History of the world twenty years from now, and they come to the chapter "Y2K to March 2004," what will they say was the most crucial development? The attacks on the World Trade Center on 9/11 and the Iraq war? Or the convergence of technology and events that allowed India, China, and so many other countries to become part of the global supply chain for services and manufacturing, creating an explosion of wealth in the middle classes of the world's two biggest nations, giving them a huge new stake in the success of globalization? And with this "flattening" of the globe, which requires us to run faster in order to stay in place, has the world gotten too small and too fast for human beings and their political systems to adjust in a stable manner? Simplexity Simplexity is an emerging theory that proposes a possible complementary relationship between complexity and simplicity. The term draws from General Systems Theory, Dialectics (philosophy) and Design. Jeffrey Kluger wrote a book about this phenomenon that describes how house plants can be more complicated than industrial plants, how a truck driver's job can be as difficult as a CEO's and why 90% of the money donated to help cure diseases are given only to the research of 10% of them (and vice versa). The term has been adopted in advertising, marketing and the manufacture of left-handed screwdrivers.
Offerings Challenges You Face Getting better at collaboration, innovation, learning, and decision makingShifting (or maintaining) culture, mindsets, behaviors, and resultsReducing friction around getting things doneMaking your organization a place where people thrive Your Underlying Questions How do we create a culture of accountability? Change:Epist-cause:Rational:Social science Social science. The social sciences present yet another problem about the nature of the causal connections involved in scientific explanations. By “social sciences,” I mean the various branches of science that attempt to understand human society, from anthropology and sociology, which both claim to be the most basic social science, to economics, political science and even history, though the latter has reservations about calling itself a science at all.
Co-operative identity, values & principles Definition A co-operative is an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social, and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly-owned and democratically-controlled enterprise. Values Co-operatives are based on the values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity and solidarity. In the tradition of their founders, co-operative members believe in the ethical values of honesty, openness, social responsibility and caring for others. Principles