GOING HORIZONTAL BOOK

Hierarchy in organizations is obsolete. There is a better way: one that increases the engagement of employees and managers alike, reduces micromanaging and other limiting approaches, and promotes organizational and individual success.

In this book, self-management expert Samantha Slade presents seven concrete practices to help your organization flatten its existing hierarchy and develop a horizontal organization. The result will be enhanced creativity, greater growth, and a increased employee retention and productivity–and a better bottom line.

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Going Horizontal Madison (USA): Skills and practices for self-organized, less hierarchical organizations

Develop and expand horizontal ways of working across 7 domains of practice with the author of Going Horizontal.

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Threshold Coworking, 2717 Atwood Ave
Madison, WI United States
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Going Horizontal: Online reading group (Dutch)

Laten we samen het boek lezen!
5 sessies van één uur (20:00-21:00 CET)
Woensdagen 2-9-23-30 oktober
Taal: Nederlands

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€49
Zoom,

Going Horizontal training – BELGIUM (Dutch)

Deze 3-daagse training is een praktische ervaring om je te helpen bij het ontwikkelen en uitbreiden van horizontale manieren van werken op 7 verschillende gebieden. Geworteld in ervaringen in organisaties – beproefd en getest in vele contexten – doorleef je de ervaring van werken met gedeeld leiderschap en het verwerven van werkwijzen en hulpmiddelen die onmiddellijk in je context kunnen worden gebruikt.

Taal: Nederlands

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Woonzorgcentrum Antwerpen, Vredestraat 93
Berchem, 2600 Belgium
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Going Horizontal International Training – Netherlands

This 3-day training is a hands-on experience to help you develop and expand horizontal ways of working across 7 domains of practices. Rooted in real organisational experiences – tried, tested and compiled at Percolab and other organisations around the world – you will live the experience of truly working with shared leadership and acquire practices and tools that can immediately be put to use in your context.

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de Poort, Nijmegen, Biesseltsebaan 34
Groesbeek, 6561 KC Netherlands
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Going Horizontal Webinar (in English)

Online webinar with highlights of Going Horizontal.
1 session (20:00-21:15 CET, May 15th 2019)
Language: English

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Free
webinar,

Going Horizontal Webinar (in Dutch)

Online webinar with highlights of Going Horizontal.
1 session (19:30-20:45 CET, May 9th 2019)
Language: Dutch
(English version May 15 @20:00-21:15 CET)

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Free
webinar,

Going Horizontal Training: Halifax, Canada

A one day training to deve the experience of truly working with shared leadership and explore accessible practices and tools that can immediately be put to use in your context. Rooted in practical application – tried and tested with organisations around the world.

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$70 – $190
CLARI Saint Mary’s University, 923 Robie Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 3C3 Canada
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Belgium: Practicum/Workshop

What do you want to evolve after reading the book? Let's reflect together!
Friday May 3
Language Dutch

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€195
PercoSpace Kempen, Herenthoutsesteenweg 196
Nijlen, 2560 Belgium
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Going Horizontal Practicum: Madison, WI, USA 2019

In this full day workshop you will develop your horizontal leadership mindset and practices, build peer coaching skills, and develop ways you can use your personal leadership to create impact in your workplace. The registration includes the full day event – a chance to really get to know the author – a copy of Going Horizontal, and four virtual book group meetings.

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$295
Edgewood College, Madison, WI, USA,

Going Horizontal Belgium: Online reading group & live practicum

Let's read the book together!!
4x online 1 hour sessions (19:30-20:30 CET)
Mondays March 4, March 18, April 1, Tuesday April 23
+Practicum: Friday May 3
Language Dutch.

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€195
Zoom + PercoSpace Kempen, Herenthoutsesteenweg 196
Nijlen, 2560 Belgium
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Going Horizontal International Training: Montreal

SAVE THE DATE! A TRAINING TO TAKE YOU INTO YOUR FUTURE What if organizations were equally skilled at caring for humans and good business ? What if personal leadership was the key to unlock our organizational potential and innovative creativity ? What if we began looking at our organizations as leverage spaces to impact our world ? Going […]

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Biology Field Station, University of Montreal, Station de biologie des Laurentides 592, chemin du lac Croche
St-Hippolyte, QC J8A 3K9 Canada
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Going Horizontal Release: Montreal, Canada

Going Horizontal released in bookstores around the world. If you would like to organize an event please contact info@percolab.com

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Going Horizontal International Training: Barcelona

Business, as usual, is not sustainable anymore. It has taken long enough, but we’re finally entering a new paradigm of how we live and work together. How do we get to live that new paradigm effectively? We need major shifts in mindset out of a vertical and hierarchical culture. We need organisations and teams of employees and workers who are more empowered, engaged and autonomous.

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850$
Can Bordoi Castle, Carretera B-510, km 8
Llinars del Vallès, 08450 Spain
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Praise for Going Horizontal

 

For those who feel trapped inside organizations that treat people like morons or machine parts, help is at hand.

Stephen Huddart

CEO and President, McConnell Foundation

Individual practices can shift entire systems – in Going Horizontal, Samantha Slade provides every leader with individualized access points to leverage their unique experience to shift not only their organisation but the entire leadership paradigm.

Susan Basterfield

Future of work thought leader, Author and Enspiral member

Going Horizontal is the product of Ms. Slade’s deft powers of observation and long experience working closely with individuals and organizations on the challenges of the workplace. She asks all the right questions about why our professional environments have gotten out of balance, and offers thoughtful, flexible and practical solutions. This book is for anyone who’s ever wondered what the future of truly fulfilling work could look like.

Melissa Aronczyk

Professor of Journalism and Media Studies, Rutgers University

Samantha Slade offers a much needed alternative to our current systems of organizing. Her book is as refreshing as it is personal, and will be indispensable for those looking to bring more humanity into their organizations.

Joel Bothello

Assistant Professor Department of Management, John Molson School of Business, Concordia University

Meet the Author

 

Samantha Slade

Samantha Slade

Author and social designer, co-founder Percolab

samanthaslade.ca

Samantha Slade draws from over 20 years of applied ethnographic research growing her own non-hierarchical organization and supporting other organizations in a dozen countries. She has worked with innovative North American start ups to the European Commission. She is equally at ease with ambulance dispatchers and coders as human resource professionals and high level decision makers. She speaks from first hand experience that is relatable and practical.

With a background in Cultural Anthropology and Education, Samantha has been tuned into the subtleties of the way organizations function for a long time. She knows that going horizontal is as much about mindset and culture as it is a structural change. Today, as an international social designer, speaker and consultant Samantha supports teams, organizations and ecosystems to grow their horizontal ways. It doesn’t matter if it is called participatory leadership, co-creation or innovation mindset, it all requires going horizontal.

Sensing the incapacity of dominant organizational models to carry us into our future, Samantha co-founded Percolab, an international co-creation and co-design firm, in 2007. With her colleagues she pioneers culture-driven practices and operational tools for the future of work. Samantha also co-founded one of the first co-working spaces in Canada.

Samantha believes that organizations can and should be a microcosm of the world we want to live in.

Meet the Going Horizontal Community

 

Ilona Piron

Ilona Piron

Member and Co-Founder Percolab BE Coop

Belgium

Nadine Jouanen

Nadine Jouanen

Co-Founder Percolab France

France

Stéphanie Bossé

Stéphanie Bossé

Associate Percolab, Facilitator

Canada

Ivo Bols

Ivo Bols

Member and Co-Founder Percolab BE Coop

Belgium

Carolina Escobar Mejía

Carolina Escobar Mejía

Founder of Somos Más

Spain

Libby Bestul

Libby Bestul

Facilitator

USA

Paul Messer

Paul Messer

GH Illustrator, Visual Practitioner, Percolab

Canada

Nil Roda-Naccari Noguera

Nil Roda-Naccari Noguera

Associate Percolab Barcelona

Spain

Katus Bartos

Katus Bartos

Facilitator, Social Fokus member

Hungary

Samantha Slade

Samantha Slade

GH Author, Social Designer, Percolab

Canada

Phoebe Tickell

Phoebe Tickell

Facilitator, Enspiral Member

United Kingdom

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