Understanding power in self-managed collaboration, October 25-26 2017
Power can not be wished away and is in reality never evenly spread within a group. Removing job titles and hierarchies won’t make it magically disappear. This session will focus on identifying different types of power, how they are distributed in teams and strategies for consciously shaping a group’s’ power contours for optimal performance.
Power in disguise is one major factor that escalates complexity in organizations today and often in practice holds back self-organization. In this workshop you will learn how to spot the hidden human power dynamic in yourself and others – where power is leaking and power is grabbing – and how to learn how to use this understanding to improve more effective collaboration in self-organized teams and organizations.
This is a unique opportunity to engage in deeper discussion and learning from several of the thought leaders in the field of self management. Joshua Vial and Susan Basterfield from Enspiral (NZ) and Bonnitta Roy (USA) founder of APP AI and creator of Open Participatory Organization.
The workshop is for you, if you relate to:
- How to deal with power that goes underground when the hierarchy is removed.
- Why forcing an organization to becoming flat is problematic.
- The paradox of participatory leadership: how to use power to empower others
- Do conversations around power have to be so painful?
- How to consciously shape the power contours of an organization.
- How understanding human power relations can create better team synergy.
- How to be comfortable talking about issues around power.
- advanced agile coaches
- progressive leaders/managers
- change makers and entrepreneurs.