Co-author of Freedom Inc., professor Isaac Getz talks to host Dawna Jones about his research and experience with transforming companies from traditional leadership, where the boss is right, to leadership free to contribute. Most organizations deny fundamental human needs seriously limiting performance and innovation. When employees have the freedom and ability to act in the best interests of the company, performance improves. But does more freedom mean even better performance? Dr. Getz shares examples of phenomenal business results from companies whose leaders built total freedom-of-initiative organizations. These leaders understand that three universal human needs—intrinsic equality, opportunity for growth, and self-direction—must be met for all employees. To nurture and sustain the freedom culture, these leaders share their vision of the company so that employees can “own” it.
In this episode you will learn about the role of the ego as an enabler or leadership liability, why the CEO does not hold the power, a day in the life of a liberated organization, and lessons learned from over 300 liberated companies world-wide. You will also learn about the transformational journey leaders go on to leave behind the belief that they are the smartest person in the organization.
Isaac Getz, coauthor of Freedom, Inc., is a professor at the ESCP Europe Business School French campus, and was a visiting professor at Cornell and Stanford Universities and at the University of Massachusetts. He graduated in Computer Science, obtained an MS in Management Science, and PhDs in Psychology and in Management. You can find Isaac Getz at http://freedomincbook.com/
Dawna Jones, host of the Insight to Action podcast, is an author and consultant specializing in the deep dynamics of transformation at a human and organizational level. She blogs monthly for the Huffington Post Great Workplace Cultures, wrote Decision Making for Dummies, an advanced book, and she has contributed a chapter on the new purpose of business to Ervin Laszlo’s upcoming The Intelligence of the Cosmos scheduled for fall publication by Inner Traditions. You can find Dawna on Twitter EPDawna_Jones.
Intro music is provided by MarkRomeroMusic.com. Mark’s music is scientifically proven to restore coherence to the human body. (You feel better!)
Simone Cicero explains how platform design thinking enables self-organization giving it an edge over industrial models. The open source Platform Design Toolkit canvases allow you to:
In this conversation with host Dawna Jones Simone Cicero explains how the Platform Design Toolkit:
Simone Cicero is a self-starter, strategist, product and service designer interested in co-design, design thinking and innovation. He sees the reasons underpinning change and connects the dots to design relevant and consistent strategies and products. A Lean and Agile practitioner with experience in adapting methodologies, Simone runs workshops for strategy co-creation, product and service design and more. Coaching and participated learning are true paths to innovation.
A blogger and public speaker, Simone speaks about innovation, disruption, resilience and ecosystems. Under the Meedabyte banner, Simone’s content has been featured on forward thinking magazines and blogs such as: Repubblica, Domus, Shareable, Ouishare Media, and Les Echos.
Go to www.PlatformDesignToolkit.com to download what you need to think through your platform.
Dawna Jones, host of the Insight to Action program, designs creative ways to get tough conversations and tasks accomplished. Her expertise lies in using personal and organizational energy for creative and constructive purposes, decision making in complexity and self-realized leadership. www.InsighttoAction.com Follow me on Twitter http://Twitter.com/EPDawna_Jones or LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dawnahjones/
The intro music is provided by Mark Romero of www.markromeromusic.com. Mark is the former CEO of a semi-conductor firm whose music has been scientifically tested and proven to create coherence in the body.
The symphonic artist-owned music track at the end of the podcast has been contributed by metal musician Jaron.