I’ve been working in an ordinary command and control organisation TOO LONG.
I’m miserable and it makes me think that all work is like this and it can never change.
I know it isn’t. I’ve been a part of, and seen in other organisations PROPER WORK. by which I mean
- Studying work to get knowledge
- Measures derived from and used in the work
- Change happening by experiment
- Purpose discovered outside-in rather than by asking your manager
You know, systemsy stuff.
I want to go and see somewhere doing this, cos whenever I have done in the past, it’s brilliant and makes me excited and optimistic.
So if this is you, if you work in a place that’s going or even gone systemsy in a Deming-ish or Seddon-ey way then can I come visit you to have a gawk at your stuff? Just for a few hours. I’ll be no trouble, and I’ll not blog about it unless you want me to. You’d get the chance to show off a bit and I guarantee I’ll be impressed.
If this is you, click on the contact me button and send me a message including your contact details and I’ll get back to you with glee. If you’re somewhere north of Manchester and south of Edinburgh that would be ideal.