We believe that organisations are, at the most fundamental level, networks of conversations and relationships. Through formal and informal conversations, every system naturally organises itself internally and in relationship with its environment. Leaders can enhance and enable this power of self organisation or can seriously get in the way by holding on to the illusion of control.
We partner with people who wish to cultivate environments of high performance and genuine humanity that seek to make a meaningful and sustainable contribution to our world. Our own work is to help foster such environments - places where people want to bring to work their creativity and energy and where the organisational culture facilitates a genuine flowering of sustainable human endeavour.
Fostering this kind of environment is not about tricks or techniques of leadership. It is guided by an outlook, a philosophy and a way of being. Paradoxically it may need us to strive less in order to achieve more; to notice natural blockages to self organisation; to welcome conflict; and to let go of many of the controls which traditional leadership and management habits have told us are critical to success.
We OPEN SPACE for people and organisations to achieve high performance while also meeting the critical sustainability challenges of our times.
The photographs on this web site were taken by Michael Wood at
Koora Retreat Centre, Western Australia (www.kooraretreat.com.au)