‘Hey Emma, what do you study again?’ ‘I am a Social Innovation student, but no it is not what you think, I am not that ‘zweverig’. This is a situation I found myself regularly in over the last three years. Walking around at school, I got sick and tired of words such as vegetarian, sustainable, biological, ecological, climate changer or vegan. [...]
Different projects, different leadership styles. This blog post will be about several projects, community building and how I as a professional have to lead and facilitate.
We are in the middle of something that we have never experienced before. The corona crisis is new to all of us. This is definitely not the first crisis humanity experienced, think of the second world war in 1940 and the financial crisis in 2008. However, this is the first crisis that I am consciously experiencing. If you ask me, we do not even have to guess the ‘Dikke van Dale, woord van het jaar 2020’. [...]
Learning from other structures to construct a new structure that fits your organisation best. Learning from how others deal with a challenge to deal with your challenges. There are organisations and environments where they search for a different way of working, organising and structuring.
Now that the virus has been among us for a while and we are slowly starting to accept the new lifestyle, it is interesting to look at what exactly has happened and how we as a society are tackling this. The pyramid of Maslow is used to gain insight into this big happening.
Over the last few years, I have researched identity, brands, companies and organizations and especially how they can give back to the world. Reflecting on the course of action I took up until now, I noticed my scope was simultaneously broad and specific. When I was doing research on commercial companies and how they can give back to the world, I stumbled upon social enterprises. [...]
Who would have thought that the whole world would stop for a moment? Streets are empty, hospitality is closed, cities are in complete lockdown and suddenly there is a whole new society where we have to live 1.5 meters apart and our daily structure completely disappears. You would almost think it's all a joke. A prank. Very funny earth, but where are the cameras? Nobody could have imagined that a virus would have such a big impact on our earth. Yet this is now our reality.
How do different political structures deal with societal challenges like Corona? Is there an opportunity that we can learn from each other and is it possible to choose a structure?
What does Society 3.0 mean for bureaucratic organisations and is it possible to combine different structures?
What kind of organisation is Innovation Square and how can deconstructing the beliefs be useful in creating a self-steering community? Different theories and methods are explained to clarify this!