What we're about

Reinventing Work: UK is about sharing, learning and practicing new ways of working.  Our purpose (written in pencil) is to make the UK a better place to work. We aim to do this by helping you to learn and experiment with the practices used by other organisations who have moved away from the traditional ways of working that most of us are used to. 
Here's an introductory article with more detail on Reinventing Work: Bristol and the global movement that has evolved from it https://medium.com/reinventing-work/introducing-reinventing-work-da7ab6a590da

- Are you wondering if this meet-up is for you? -

Reinventing Work: UK is aimed at people in organisations that are interested in the future of work, self-organising teams, self-management, emergent hierarchies, participatory change, decentralised leadership, distributed authority, collaboration, new ways of working and organisaiton design. If you’ve heard of 'Brave New Work' by Aaron Dignan, Frederic Laloux’s book ‘Reinventing Organisations’, the Corporate Rebels blog, or the Leadermorphosis podcast, then this is definitely for you! If you haven’t, here are some links:
• Brave New Work
• Corporate Rebels
• Leadermorphosis
Liberating Structures
• Laloux’s book
• The Reinventing Organisations wiki

Have a read/listen/browse and if the ideas sound like fun then you’ll fit right in. We want this group to be inclusive, so we do encourage people who are curious about self-management to come along. We also want it to be for organisations who are on, or about to begin, their self-management journey. 
Please join the conversation on Slack: http://bit.ly/RWslack

Upcoming events (1)

Reinventing the System: Removing Constraints

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To instigate change, how do we know where to begin? Organisations are complex, after all, and no one person can see the whole.

This session from Simon Copsey will introduce a simple 'Theory of Constraints' tool from Systems Thinking. By helping to uncover the often concealed cause behind the problems we see, this tool can help identify where to focus improvement efforts and nurture helpful and impactful change.

Put simply, the Theory of Constraints is a set of thinking tools for identifying the most important limiting factor (i.e., constraint) that stands in the way of achieving a goal, usually in a system with multiple linked activities.

This event will cover:

  • Theory of Constraints - brief intro and explanation
  • Small example of tool in use
  • Practice 1: Shared Miro space for small groups to practice
  • Organisational example of tool in use, and next layer of theory
  • Practice 2: Shared Miro space for small groups to practice
  • Some common anti-patterns, and conclusion

Total: ~60mins + O&Q (Observations & Questions)

Who should attend? Anyone who works in or with organisations experiencing blockages to progress, and open to exploring how to help gain new insights into what might actually be going on.

About the speaker:
Simon is a Lead Transformation Consultant at OpenCredo, and is on a mission to help organisations understand and unravel complex, cross-functional obstacles that get in the way of their staff, and reduce their ability to serve their customers.

To create an artefact that can help others learn, we plan to record and upload the session to YouTube. You can find recordings here:
https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBlnEMjx5Jb0mqcZkkUqp8EIYfp1hssqs

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Wise Crowds Liberating Structures Design Call

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