Monthly Archives: August 2013

Finding the courage to come together

I work with fantastic people and I have done for a long time. I’ve not always appreciated them, I used to blame and judge them, unable to recognise the real causes of the problems. I don’t do this anymore, something has changed and it isn’t the people. For most of my working life I have […]

An End and a Beginning

I’m playing with an ending for my book, what do you think? Current ways of working are making us sick, is this the cure? Working in a hierarchy, being told what to do, rushing with no time for reflection, no purpose is making us sick. We suffer from anxiety, depression, tension, loneliness, paranoia. We take […]

When a team comes together

When a team comes together there can be a fundamental change. The friendship becomes more important than defending our existing beliefs and we allow multiple viewpoints to coexist and contribute to a more complete whole. I’ve never seen this happen consistently, except in the team I have worked with for over 10 years. The team […]

Creativity needs collaboration

When I started working in an office, there was little opportunity for creation. I followed instructions as I tried to replicate the methods approved by management and avoid risk. In my second office job, I worked alone developing solutions. There were few rules and I fumbled around with the mass of options available to me. […]