The next chapter

DSC_3951_Iván_Melenchón_Serrano_MorgueFileThe way business works today is broken. We all know that. The majority of people hate their jobs and want to work somewhere else. Organisations are soulless places where we play meaningless games to get on and climb up the ladder. Even hospitals and schools that should be full of human spirit have been drained of energy and meaning by the application of modern management thinking.

These organisations are dangerous for you. They chew you up and spit you out, leaving you emotionally damaged and disconnected from yourself and society. Simon Sinek labels them as toxic, fear driven places that fill your body with cortisol, hook you on dopamine and damage your health.

These aren’t empty assertions I am making here. There’s plenty of science and evidence to back this up. This is how it is. This is my personal experience and what I see when working with clients.

But it doesn’t have to be like this. I’ve never believed that. There are businesses and organisations that do things differently and create a more human, more meaningful experience for their employees, their suppliers, customers, partners and everyone else in their ecosystem.

Frederick Laloux talks about these businesses in his book “Reinventing Organisations”, where he describes a new evolution of organisations, inspired by the next level of human consciousness. Organisations that are soulful, joyful places to be. Who wouldn’t want more of those?

Frederick’s book joined up a lot of dots for me, it pulled together a number of apparently diverse threads. I intend to use my knowledge and experience to help make the world of work better for people. People in organisations of all types and sizes and people working independently. I want to the future of work to be more human, more soulful, more natural.

I don’t know how I will achieve this but I know I can’t do it alone. If you would like to help me figure it out, please get in touch. Let’s have a conversation about how we can make the world a better place.

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