LILA Theme for 2018-2019: Collective Mindfulness: Shaping the Human Systems in Organizations
In dynamic environments, how might we create the conditions that improve the quality of interactions in order to nurture collective sensemaking and collective action? What are the states of dynamic organizations as they evolve and change? Exploring collective mindfulness—defined “as the collective capability to discern discriminatory detail about emerging issues and to act swiftly in response to these details (Weick, Vogus & Sutcliffe) might provide some answers. This year, LILA turns its attention to understanding how to nourish the organization and the systems whose future we hope to shape. Systems which are first and foremost human ones. With this perspective, we take into account that a key to organizational change involves not only rethinking the shape of the organizational chart, or reimaging the spaces where we work, but also in tending to what makes us human: the personal, the aesthetic, the narrative, the emotional, and most crucially, the relational.
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