This Thursday we talk with Brian Robertson – one of the most visionary thinkers on organisations I’ve ever found. Brian has been a serial entrepreneur since launching his first business at the age of 12. He is the co-founder of HolacracyOne – the company behind the spread of Holacracy: a whole system practice for organisations – and is an all round kick-ass organisational visionary!
What is Holacracy?
Brian developed Holacracy to address a very specific need. He saw how the organisations of the future need to be able to adapt incredibly quickly to fast changing circumstances in order to survive and thrive in the evolving business arena. Holacracy is a system for organisational governance and decision making that has conscious perspectives baked into the actual processes! So, despite its dodgy name (sorry Brian ;)), it’s a friggin great invention.
Using Holacracy in your business is like upgrading your entire operating system. After initially thinking that it was all a bit boring, in the end I realized it was like swapping a file-o-fax for an iPad!
Why Brian Robertson?
There are 3 main reasons why I wanted Brian to share his awesome insights on Waking up the Workplace
- We have actually implemented key parts of his holacracy system in an innovative internet company here in Amsterdam. In December 2010, this organisation won the High Growth Award 2010 for the Netherlands, with 570% growth between 2007-2009. So, I know for a fact that this stuff works.
- He is truly a unique visionary. I find that most of the attention in conscious business goes to leadership development, and much less to organisational structure or “practice”. Brian is a master at understanding organisational structures, and how to super-charge them.
- Finally, when I first met Brian, I was literally in awe at the immense theoretical depth that he has been able to translate into a very practical and “workable” system. Although his work is based on very in depth theories and practices, he makes it easy to use, from improving the effectiveness of your meetings, to literally Waking up the Workplace!
So, joking aside, this is an interview I’m really looking forward to, as I consider Brian a great personal friend and a genuinely amazing guy.
So make sure not to miss this interview and join the conversation with Brian Robertson!
It starts at 8pm CET on Thursday 31th March, which is 7pm GMT, 2pm Eastern time and 11pm Pacific time. Timezone not listed, click here.
For Brian’s Bio, click here
Do you struggle to have effective meetings (that don’t last hours) and clean and powerful decision making processes in your workplace? Share your experiences in the comments below!