Sunday, December 11, 2011

Wouldn't it be nice....




Wouldn't it be nice if you worked for an organisation that:





  • Crowd-sourced ideas on how to implement change and find solutions to externally imposed imperatives
  • Used flat organisation wide communication tools like Yammer
  • Flattened the hierarchical nature of bureaucratic structures
  • Trusted the wisdom of colleagues and peers
  • Operated within a culture of trust
  • Openly shared content between and within the various arms of the organisation
  • Offered staff opportunities to expand business rather than just constantly asking them to cut costs
  • Had managers that showed educational leadership and modelled the use of elearning and social media tools
  • Respected and supported individuals who choose to use their own preferred technologies to conduct their business
  • Acknowledged that it is no longer a world where one size fits all
  • Encouraged shared decision making at all levels of the organisation
  • Had employees that spoke up honestly and respectfully about ideas imposed from the top which they know will not work
  • Had teachers who stood up for what they know to be sound teaching practice, and refused to do things that interfere with their ability to be good teachers
  • Encouraged teaching rather than training and focused on producing good citizens of society rather than workers in an economy.

2 comments:

Mandy Lacy said...

Loved your last point particularly Mike.

Thoroughly enjoyed your presentation at nswlearning11 last week too, very inspirational.

thanks

Mandy
@lacyaroha

Unknown said...

Hi Mike
I particularly liked the last comment about producing effective citizens and not just workers. We need a mobilised citizenry if we want to see lasting positive change take place in all aspects of life.

Thanks
Matt

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