This half-day workshop will give participants methods, context, tools and experience with open participatory systems, based on the lived experience of members of the non-hierarchical networks Enspiral and OuiShare.
Enspiral members Kate Beecroft and Susan Basterfield will be joined by OuiShare members Francesca Pick and Maud Richet to introduce practices and processes of how their organizations make agreements and decisions together in an open, participatory and collaborative way.
You will explore experiments around leadership, governance, and collaborative financing as well as the crucial cultural practices embedded in Enspiral and OuiShare that enable a high level of experimentation.
You will walk away with skills that you can apply in your own organizations and contexts. Participants will have the opportunity to work on their own organisational design questions with these experienced designers and facilitators.
The workshop is the last of a series of open workshops that Enspiral has held all over Europe this Fall and is a collaboration between Enspiral and OuiShare.
Enspiral is a global network of entrepreneurs and startups working on stuff that matters. Its ventures and freelancers contribute income back to the core foundation and all decisions are made in an open and participatory way. There are no bosses and people come before process. A cooperative in structure, Enspiral has quickly become one of the world's pioneers when it comes to finding new ways to organise work.
OuiShare is an international collective that connects people and accelerates projects for systemic change. A non-profit founded in January 2012 in Paris, OuiShare experiments with social models based on collaboration, openness and fairness through its network of “Connectors” in its main hubs Paris, Barcelona, London, Munich, Montreal and Rio. OuiShare’s chief activities consist in research & knowledge production, event organization and project acceleration.
Kate Beecroft is a product developer, a programme designer and a facilitator. Over the last four years she has helped over 30 social impact businesses scale up. She has been leading the Enspiral Labs workshop tour of Europe and is interested in how bossless organisations can generate more innovation, more fun, and more humanity than we've ever known before!
Susan Basterfield is a catalyst, convener, and agile coach, who helps people experiment with new ways of working and being, to actualise the workplace of the future. Her purpose is to end suffering in the workplace. An Enspiral Member and Foundation Catalyst, she is proof that 25 years in hierarchical, command and control multinationals is a reversible condition. She is convenor of TealNZ.
Francesca Pick helps teams increase their impact through collaboration and communication. A core member of OuiShare since 2012, chair of OuiShare Fest Paris and Enspiral contributor, she is dedicated to connecting international networks and has been leading experiments with new forms of distributed organization, governance and collaborative decision making.
Maud Richet is an explorer of the diversity of collaborative models, both at the economic and organisational level. As a facilitator, she helps organizations make good use of the potential of the group, for meaningful, innovative and efficient projects. In 2016, she co-organized a talk and workshops with Fréderic Laloux in Paris and was lead organizer of the OuiShare Summit in Badajoz.