What We’re Learning
From the Blog
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. Navigating this shift from a more traditional hierarchy to self-management required a lot of courage, candid conversations, flexibility, and time from each team member. In May 2021, we officially adopted our KOAN constitution describing how we work together and what we value. At our September 2021 staff retreat, our first in-person time together since that adoption, (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.
In this article, one of our team members explores how The Center for Nature and Leadership (CNL) program, Easing Back to Life, and her experience connecting to nature provided a great opportunity to be intentional about pandemic reemergence and created time to consider what parts of a reimagined life would be valuable to carry forward.
The Conscious Professional
Transform Your Life at Work
Forward-thinking professionals of all ages and all levels know that having a mindset of learning helps you to stay relevant, innovative, and creating at the top of your game. So, instead of waiting for others to provide opportunities for professional growth, you can create your own — immediately.
In The Conscious Professional, Integrated Work Founder, Jessica Hartung, outlines the micro-identity shifts that turn work into a learning laboratory—helping to build the leadership capacity needed to solve our workplace’s and the world’s most challenging problems.
Jessica’s unique approach utilizes “real-time leadership development,” using actual work challenges as the case study to grow new levels of leadership. Written for mission-driven leaders at all levels, The Conscious Professional demonstrates how the next great change in work will not be a technological jump or an engagement initiative, but a leap in human mindfulness, self-directed development, and intentional collaboration. Find out more at ConsciousProfessional.com.
“Education is the key to unlocking the world, a passport to freedom.”
— Oprah Winfrey