Our mission is to create safe spaces where people can explore work/life innovation. We formed in 2017 to host the first open space conference in Portland-themed on the future of work. Our inspiration comes from the intersection of improvement in software, healthcare, banking, construction, nonprofits and the great need for things to get better.
What this Meetup Group is about
We explore the emerging ideas and practices of responsive, adaptable, evolving organizations. More and more organizations are replacing the traditional management hierarchy with more fluid and responsive ways of organizing. Valve, Zappos, Medium, Spotify, Morning Star, are just some of the examples of companies reinventing how work gets organized in service of purpose. This meetup explores what we can learn from these and other organizations' experiments and experiences, and how we can start reinventing and transforming our own organizations to be more responsive and purpose-driven.
Who should join
People who are passionate about reinventing organizations, agile, responsiveness, holacracy, etc., and who are ready to jump in and start experimenting in the teams and organizations they show up in. Bring an open mind, share what/who inspires you, what you're reading, what you've tried, and what burning questions you want to explore. There are so many progressive, innovative professionals in Portland, let's collaborate!
This meetup is open to anyone interested in being part of the Future of Work community.
For our August meetup we will be using the LEAN Coffee format (read more here: https://leancoffee.org/) to build our agenda and guide our conversation.
We will discuss the topics put forward by all of you - the FoW meetup community! So please add any topic you believe is most relevant for us to focus on at this time. Add your topics to this Trello board: https://trello.com/invite/b/ULAXV1Qd/94faf61c7b553d90767b59ad71312b4f/fow-lean-coffee-aug-6-meetup
The simple steps of LEAN Coffee:
- Add topics to the Trello Board (one topic per card add in column labeled: QUESTIONS To Discuss / To do). This step will happen prior to our meeting on July 6
When we meet these steps will follow:
- Quick explanation of topics put on the board.
- Are there any overlap/duplicates?
- Dot vote (x votes each). We will discuss topic with most votes first and do down the list for the length of the meetup
- Each topic will be Timeboxed (x minutes)
- When time's up, Thumps Indication (Up=“More”, Vertical=“Ambivalent”, Down=“Done”)