location_city Bengaluru schedule Mar 15th 10:30 - 11:15 AM place Grand Ballroom 1

After a whole century of Tayloristic management of hierarchical and bureaucratic organisations, it's time to evolve farther.

Work is deeply evolving. We now have the possibility to let leadership and competences emerge, to let merit really count and be a compass for the entire group. We actually have the responsibility of doing so. Today, effective work systems need to behave as a unique organism to show their effectiveness in complexity, instead of trying to fit within mechanistic organisational rules.

The time has come for adaptive organisations to evolve how we perceive and live work. This is the time for liquid organisations to show how principles can be the only "boss" in the governance of human systems, decisions can be taken damn close to their application point, systemic learning can happen in fast and continuous iterations. This is what LiquidO is all about.

All this can be done. It works amazingly well. We have been doing it for years now. And we're not alone at all.


Outline/Structure of the Talk

Let's see what has changed in the needs for organisations today. How they've responded so far, and what is now emerging as a new breed of organisational models and principles, based on a whole world of different assumptions. 

Let's see what LiquidO is, how it was born, and our experience with it at Cocoon Projects.

Learning Outcome

  • Why what we take for granted in "management" is not that obvious at all.
  • What is needed today, and why.
  • How the world is responding.
  • What is LiquidO and what are the liquid organisation principles behind it.

Target Audience

Anybody interested in the future of work, and new emerging forms of open and agile human systems organisation.


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