Here are our Links of the Week, curated from several of our partners’ reading lists.
Facilitation & complexity
Chris Corrigan writes about the danger of being attached to an outcome in facilitation or consulting situations. Referring to the story of a recent Netflix series that dealt with this topic, he asks the question:
how do we let go of a pre-conceived outcome so that we can truly learn what’s going on and make decisions based on good information?
Read all about it in The curse of predetermining outcomes.
The value of your degree
A remarkable piece of news from the accountancy world. Ernst & Young have decided to no longer require prospective new hires to have a university degree. Continue reading Links of the Week (Week 3/2016)
(Diesen Artikel gibt es auch auf deutsch.)
People are what makes a project come alive.
On our journey so far, we have seen three pathways through which people become interested in joining our team:
1. A compelling Purpose
Our company’s purpose is explicit: “Purposeful Organisations in which people love to work.”
When the organisation’s purpose is clear and compelling, it acts as an attractor: Even with an unclear product offering, people show up and say: “hey, this is interesting! What do you do? How can I contribute?”
These people will sometimes join independent of the currently available “jobs”. They are not picky about what exactly they will be doing, as long as it contributes to a meaningful cause.
When invited, these people will often bring in their personal special skills and creativity, which can lead to new directions, innovation in the products, and… interesting tensions. :)
2. Interesting Work
What is the actual work that needs to be done? What is the job?
Some people are drawn to specific types of work, specific activities and want to develop professionally in these. Some of our current and former team members found us through this: they noticed some of our role role descriptions or job offerings and applied towards these. Continue reading Attracting people to join your project, startup or organisation