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In 2020, Integrated Work began to explore what it would mean to move into a self-management structure. We evolved from using Holacracy to a human-first model we call KOAN: a kind, open, adaptive network. At our September 2021 staff retreat, our first in-person time together since the adoption of KOAN, (don’t worry, we were all vaccinated and masked), we lived into our KOAN principles in how we behaved together and in the way we designed the time we shared.
At Integrated Work, we have been tinkering with the way we are organized for a while, looking for that just-right balance between coordinating well and not incurring a huge meeting overhead. As we continue to grow, we have realized that in order to amplify our impact in the most meaningful ways, we need new approaches to how we work together…
Do you feel anxious when the topic of race comes up? Do you know what the words diversity, equity, and inclusion really mean? What is intersectionality? How do these words apply to our daily lives? Integrated Work is offering an interactive session to explore concepts related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
This fall, 22 years after founding Integrated Work, Jessica Hartung, a pioneer in the conscious business movement transferred ownership to Dr. Jennifer Simpson, who has been company CEO since June of 2019. This shift was co-designed for a smooth leadership transition that will serve all the stakeholders of Integrated Work.
Throughout this pandemic, the organizations, and people, who have adapted most easily are those who had developed resilience and built flexibility and adaptability into their fabric. Where rigid business models and traditional role structures have created constraints, agile frameworks have enabled evolutionary results. What are you learning, and if you are experimenting with new models, or wanting to, what are those models?
For anyone who has ever “dialed-in” to a large meeting or event, we know that connecting people deeply and well at a distance doesn’t happen automatically. So, how will we imagine new ways to do that well in this changed world? What creative solutions will we dream up to connect across time and space? How can we repurpose existing tools and environments to come together in new ways? How might you use existing office spaces differently or reallocate travel or expense budgets to support new ways of “being together?” What creative strategies are you exploring to adapt in these times? Are you ready for hybrid events?