How to run a company with almost no rules
By Applied Change
Whilst it may seem radical to some at the moment, I think it’s likely that organisations which thrive in future may have a lot in common with what’s discussed here. Some of these themes are already in evidence, for example in the excellent TED interview with Reed Hastings of Netflix. I should urge caution though, it’s not for the faint-hearted!
Whilst focusing on the harder aspects of a change, such as policies, processes, facilities, technology, training etc, what organisations typically overlook or at least pay too little attention to, is the human element, i.e. what we think and feel. And yet we’re increasingly learning that it’s one of the most fundamental contributors to successful outcomes.
An excellent TED by Dan Ariely on the importance of meaning to our motivation and therefore our level of engagement and creativity at work.
Given recent events, wellbeing at work has come into sharp focus and so has organisational change. This research by UWE Occupational Psychology MSc student David Peters shows not only how employee readiness for change employee wellbeing at work are linked but also the impact that has on change outcomes.