Reinventing Work: Bristol meet on the first Thursday of the month to share, learn and practice new ways of working. Also to share snacks and a beer or soft drink. Our purpose (written in pencil) is to make Bristol 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.
Reinventing Work: Bristol 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:
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.
"Lessons from 'next-stage' organisations in the Southwest?"
A selection of video stories from SW organisations revealing their experience of transitioning to empowered working practices. We'll be drawing out key learning points from these stories: What are the common themes? Are there differences in their approaches? What were their biggest challenges?
Nick Parker kick-started Reinventing Work in the South West in 2016 when he ran a programme of free workshops under the RSA banner. From those emerged a group of ‘next stage’ organisations, all of whom are doing well, and Nick has produced a series of video shorts telling their stories. They provide useful insights into culture, change, evolution and leadership. Nick will be sharing those videos and facilitating discussion around their journeys travelled and the learning to be had.
[And the 2018 RSA workshops Nick ran in Bristol led directly to the formation of this network by Mike Dunn, Mark Eddleston and a core group of Reinventors.]