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Leaning Forward within a Whole Community Series

Leaning Forward within a Whole Community Series

14 May 2019

Part 3:  Seven Workplace Enablers that Support a Culture of 'Leaning Forward'

Worktools and workspaces are among the most powerful physical manifestations of organisational culture and are often used as a catalyst for change. When designed well they can make meaning and purpose explicit, and facilitate the four dimensions of ‘Leaning Forward’.

In Part 1 of this series we defined why collaboration requires a culture of 'Leaning Forward': to monitor and anticipate needs and to share information among those impacted across the whole community. In Part 2 we identified how organisations create a culture of 'Leaning Forward'.  In this Part 3 we define what physical enablers help shape, enable, reinforce or even make explicit each one of the 7 behavioural patterns set out in Part 2.

Leaning Forward within a Whole Community Series

Leaning Forward within a Whole Community Series

13 May 2019

Part 2:  How Organisations create a culture of Leaning Forward

Organisations don't collaborate, people do.  For collaboration to be of value it is necessary to build a culture of 'leaning forward': where people build strong relationships and trust, communicate meaningful information in a timely manner and anticipate how information and actions will impact on other members of the team and across teams within a whole community.

This is Part 2 of a series.  See also Part 1 'Why it is important for individuals, teams and organisations to 'lean forward'.

Leaning Forward within a Whole Community Series

Leaning Forward within a Whole Community Series

09 May 2019

Part 1: Why Collaboration requires a culture of leaning forward

Collaboration can be a total waste of time.  This of all the meetings that you have sat through wondering what the point of it all was.  Most of us are well aware that collaboration requires structure, discipline and frequency to be of value, but few of us are aware that collaboration requires us to 'lean forward' to anticipate the impact and consequences of our information and actions on the whole system and actively seek to share it with others who may be affected

This is Part 1 of a three part article.  Refer also Part 2 that sets out how organisations create a culture of 'leaning forward' and Part 3 the what.

Team Based Working & the Future of Work breakfast forums – Melbourne, Adelaide

09 May 2019

Resource Architecture met with a small, select group of peers in Adelaide and Melbourne earlier this year, to discuss the ideas behind Team Based Working and explore the Future of Work.  Both sessions attracted thought leaders from various industries and supported meanhingful discussion around peoples' experience of the changing workplace.