• Want To Help Solve The World’s Problems? Here’s One Way…
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    MIT recently issued a calling to all people for whom “solving the world’s problems is an enduring passion; people who wish to be accountable for creating change.” Conceived to address universal problems that limit human potential, Solve is a new platform from MIT —bringing together the most extraordinary minds (and remember, that applies to anyone whether you’re a student or Nobel Prize winner), to build extraordinary solutions—specifically…

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  • The Story Of The ‘Super Chickens’ And What It Can Teach Us.
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    The pecking order is over. It may seem unlikely that we can have profound shifts in organizational thinking from watching a bunch of chickens… but, as it turns out that’s exactly what has happened. Organizations are often run according to “the superchicken model,” where the value is placed on star employees who outperform others. Using this model, scientists at Purdue University set out to build a flock of successful chickens by selectively breeding the…

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  • Governing ‘For’ Citizens Is Becoming Governing ‘With’ Citizens.
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    Governments more than ever are under pressure to implement a new system of distributed governance that is focused on service, solutions and collaboration. Developing new capabilities for facilitating relationships with external partners that allow for flexibility, efficiency and co-creation has led governments to outsourcing and unbundling services as a way of accessing external expertise and delivering services more cost-effectively – from within their…

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  • What It Takes To Make Work, Work.
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    Work these days seems to be all about flexibility, unlimited vacation days, working a four-day week etc…, all of which are designed to attract star job candidates, but does it actually increase productivity? And how are companies actually making it work? A 2014 National Study of Employers (NSE), which looks at changes in the workplace since 2008, found that flexibility over when and where full-time employees work has increased from 50% in 2008, to 67% last year. Further,…

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  • From “Ego System” To Ecosystem.
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    Tapping our collective capacity is one of the greatest challenges of our time. We all acknowledge that we’re facing institutional failures on a grand scale, perpetuated by what Otto Sharmer calls an ‘Ego System’ vs ‘Eco System‘; which continues to produce solutions that are anything but. So how do we intentionally design a social operating system that fosters our ability to connect, interact, sense and comprehend from a place of conscious…

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