What does it feel like to work in a self-managing and self-governing organisation? How do decisions get made? How does money work? How do we set strategy and make policies? This four-hour workshop will immerse you in the digital and cultural technologies Enspiral has developed to make collaboration work.
The workshop will begin with a short presentation to give context and then you'll be taken through a group deliberation process to collectively decide what topics we'll cover in the rest of the workshop time.
Topics on the menu include :
- Consensus-based decision-making - the realities of operating an organisation with the ethic of everyone having the opportunity to participate in decisions that affect them.
- Collective prioritisation - building culture and broadly-held strategic oversight through inclusive processes for strategy-setting.
- Creating an internal economy - using voluntary contributions and collaborative budgetting to effectively distribute organisational innovation.
- Rehumanising work - creating a culture where people can show up with their full selves and feelings are valued.
Enspiral is a collaborative network of over 260 professionals and 18 social enterprises headquartered in Wellington (New Zealand), with nodes in other locations around the country and internationally. It exists to create a system of work where people can focus their energies on what is most meaningful to them – solving the biggest problems of our time.
Enspiral’s core objective of unleashing human potential has resulted in radically different organisational structures and practices that were inspired by the non-hierarchical networked structure of the internet, and values of collaboration, autonomy, transparency, diversity, entrepreneurship and mutual care for each other.
One by one Enspiral is disrupting every core organizational process – decision-making, financial management, strategy, leadership and culture-building – to emphasize empowerment and collaborative innovation. Enspiral contributors are both self-managing and self-governing. Their social purpose is at the heart of everything they do.
When & Where
This workshop will be hosted by a number of core Enspiralites from New Zealand who are gathering in the Bay Area during October. For questions and queries about the workshop contact firstname.lastname@example.org