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Article on the 12 principles of #permaculture and how #sociocracy enhances them

It’s a nice read over there: http://decisionlab.org.uk/permaculture-map/

I’ve written on how to combine Sociocracy with Permaculture’s 7 levels, zones and design method (OBREDIM) here, although it’s in french only for now: GDP · GitBook (GDP is french for Dynamic Governance based on Permaculture).

 

Le peer to peer #p2p : nouvelle formation sociale, nouveau modèle civilisationnel – @P2PFoundation

Un article d’introduction très complet sur le peer-2-peer (pair à pair) de la part de la P2P Foundation.

La plupart des lecteurs sont familiers avec le concept de ‘peer to peer’ dans le domaine technologique, et spécifiquement, en tant que technologie de base pour le partage de fichiers, et connaissent les nombreuses controverses suscitées par l’échange (en fait : le ‘partage’) de contenus musicaux et audiovisuels. Notre propre conception du peer to peer, ou ‘pair à pair’ est bien plus large. Il s’agit en fait d’une dynamique intersubjective caractéristique des réseaux distribués. Le but de cet essai est de montrer qu’il s’agit d’une véritable nouvelle forme d’organisation sociale, apte à produire et échanger des biens, à créer de la valeur. Celle-ci est la conséquence d’un nouvel imaginaire social, et possède le potentiel de devenir le pilier d’un nouveau mode d’économie politique, voire d’un nouveau type de civilisation. Pour cela, nous allons d’abord définir le P2P, décrire en bref ces manifestations, et le différencier d’autres modalités d’échange intersubjectif tel que le marché, la hiérarchie, l’économie du don. →

Source: Le peer to peer : nouvelle formation sociale, nouveau modèle civilisationnel – P2P Foundation

Reblog: Reimagining Money by @rushkoff

March 9th, 2016 Posted in Change, Economy Tags: , , , , , , , ,

by Douglas Rushkoff, author of Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus: How Growth Became the Enemy of Prosperity (excerpted in…

Source: Reimagining Money — Medium

This is indeed a great article which explains rather simply the possibilities of alternative currencies.

When Henri Ford told that:

It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.
and after reading some stuff from Bernard Lietaer, I just can’t see how I could continue like that. Of course, I can’t afford (!) to make a revolution on my own. But I can surely investigate how to change the economic landscape around me. A bit.

Michael Ballé’s @TheGembaCoach Column: respect and sensei

Interesting question asked to Michael Ballé, to which I added my comments at the end (with lots of typos, sorry :-/)

Dear Gemba Coach,If lean is based on respect for people, why are sensei gemba visits reputed to be so tough?

Source: Michael Ballé’s Gemba Coach Column

Reblog @SSIReview: The Dawn of System Leadership – #systemsthinking #stwg

First systems thinking reading during commute this year, and it’s already an excellent paper from SSI Review “The Dawn of System Leadership“. Thorough and with gems inside, I can only urge you to reserve some time to read it (it’s longer than a classical blogpost, but it more than deserves the time invested)!

The Core Capabilities of System Leaders identified in the article are:

  • the ability to see the larger system;
  • fostering reflection and more generative conversations;
  • shifting the collective focus from reactive problem solving to co-creating the future.

The article also mentions Appreciative Inquiry, which is quite rare in the systems thinking field not to be mentioned.

Also mentioned is Otto Scharmer’s “Theory U” which starts with three openings:

  • opening the mind (to challenge our assumptions),
  • opening the heart (to be vulnerable and to truly hear one another),
  • and opening the will (to let go of pre-set goals and agendas and see what is really needed and possible)

Ironically (well, maybe not so in the end) is the link I made in the past between the Strengths of people and Simon Sinek’s three circles in this blogpost and the work we’re developping with Alexis Nicolas in the Labso (laboratory of social technologies) (in bold are the new additions to the previous article):

  • Why <–> Purpose <–> Vision (heart) of where you want to go
  • How <–> Mastery <–> Ideas (mind) of how to get there
  • What <–> Autonomy <–> Experience (hand) that proved to work in the past that can support you going forward

2015 seems to be off to a very good start!

Michael Ballé’s @thegembacoach #Lean column: “what is a root cause?” Excellent!

May 30th, 2014 Posted in Lean Tags: , , ,

Michael Ballé’s Gemba Coach Column is about trying to define 1) what is a root cause and 2) how to do 5-Why’s analysis properly.

Very good article and this is a topic barely tackled clearly. I have yet to find root cause analysis being done right (well, apart from those in Lean books of course).

 

 

Le “#lean #management”, un danger pour les salariés?

April 8th, 2013 Posted in Lean Tags: , , , ,

Excellent article bien documenté sur le Lean dans Les Echos: Le “lean management”, un danger pour les salariés?.

En ce qui me concerne, le Lean doit être tri-gagnant simultanément:

  • bénéfique pour les employés (en premier car c’est eux qui doivent maintenir l’amélioration continue et qui font tourner les processus de l’entreprise)
  • bénéfique pour les clients (sinon l’entreprise coulera)
  • bénéfique pour l’entreprise (sinon aucun intérêt à dépenser de l’argent dedans).

Toute initiative qui ne viserait pas à établir un gain sur les trois axes simultanément ne pourrait qu’avoir des bénéfices à court terme et négatifs sur le long terme. Et n’est-ce pas le long terme que visent toutes les entreprises?

 

What Drives Entrepreneurs to Win (@gallup article on #strength)

September 25th, 2012 Posted in Strengths Tags: , , , ,

Gallup wrote an interesting article: What Drives Entrepreneurs to Win.

What’s interesting in this article is that it’s not another one on how to start a new businesss (there are plenty of those like The Lean Startup or Business Model Generation for instance). Although the article does give a glance at the process, it focusses more on what are those behaviors that makes entrepreneurs successful.

What I feared first was that they would identify people’s Strengths, as per their Strength Finder survey, for that would condemn (self-fulfilling prophecy) those not having the proper strengths to try at being an entrepreneur.

Rather, they took the “behavior” perspective that allows everybody to imagine how they build on their strengths to replicate these successful behaviors.

Excellent!

 

 

The Power of #Positive: Improve productivity by accentuating the human dimension of #lean Six Sigma

February 29th, 2012 Posted in Change, Lean Tags: , , , , , ,

Please read this excellent article on Quality Progress of the ASQ: The Power of Positive (free registration required) about how putting positive psychology into Lean Six Sigma may improve results of these methods.

 

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