Effective organisations are central to getting things done in society. This post shares some emerging findings from my PhD research exploring the ways decentralised governance structures and practices might alter our experience of organisational culture.
I was recently interviewed by Lisa Gill for the Leadermorphosis podcast exploring the emerging world of self-management and progressive organisations. This header features two of my case study organisations - the wonderful folk from the Sustainable Economies Law Centre and a quote from Friends of the Earth Melbourne on what decentralised governance takes. Here is the interview.
Preparing for the forthcoming Creative Research Methodologies Practicum hosted by La Trobe University I am excited. There are a decent bunch of us from La Trobe, Melbourne University, the MIECAT Institute and RMIT University, coming together to share our creative methodologies in scholarship. I laugh to myself when someone outside Australia Tweets: 'Maybe something similar will... Continue Reading →
In my bubble I hear and see so many caring voices urging for systemic change: to mitigate the intensifying challenges of climate disruption, reverse biodiversity depletion, attend to the plight of human refugees and cease environmental/planetary destruction. While we speak, write and protest, the global industrial machine we have created, continues to grind away. Creating... Continue Reading →
In April 2017 I visited Bubbles Dive Resort in a tiny bay on the edge of Tanjung Tukas, on the southern end of Pulau Perhentian Besar (island) in Malaysia, expecting standard tourist experiences: diving, snorkelling, Asian cuisine, reading on the beach. I received these pleasures, and found so much more. This is a reflection, appreciation... Continue Reading →
Futurist Ziauddin Sadar believes we are living in ‘post-normal times’, a transitional age, in-between old paradigms that have guided and formed us and something new. We have been told by many, that seeing and unpacking the chronic and wicked problems of the global world must start with a change in our consciousness - the consciousness that created... Continue Reading →
In thinking about my being as a Ph.D researcher, I having been playing with the archetype of the shaman, as a symbol of a liberated, embodied being, whose way of perceiving and living is centered in her wholeness. What might this being look and feel like? How can this be integrated into the strongly cognitive way of knowing, so... Continue Reading →
I am playing with the archetype of the shaman as a helpful turn towards perceiving wholeness of person and society. This is part of an exploration of ways of integrating and experiencing oneself an integral being, so relevant in the context of the Anthropocene, where western enlightenment values no longer serve as a philosophical guide to humanity’s... Continue Reading →
Context: We are living with the increasing urgency to make a systemic shift in our globalised society so that we live/create within the ecosystem boundaries of our host - the Earth. We have been talking about this for over 20 years and the urgency is not dissolving. It is increasing and February's heat wave in Eastern Australia... Continue Reading →