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Hierarchy in organizations is obsolete.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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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: NederlandsFind out more »
Berchem, 2600 Belgium
This 1-day training is a hands-on experience, where you will explore seven concrete practices to develop and expand more horizontal ways of working. Rooted in practical application – tried and tested with organizations around the world – you will live the experience of truly working with shared leadership and develop practices and tools that can immediately be put to use.Find out more »
Toronto, Ontario M4W 3X8 Canada
Cet atelier sera une opportunité d’expérimenter plusieurs outils que vous choisirez parmi les sept champs de pratiques décrits dans le livre Going Horizontal : l’autonomie, l’intention, les réunions, la transparence, la prise de décisions, l’apprentissage et le développement, les relations et les conflits.Find out more »
Québec, Québec Canada
Aimez-vous partager vos pensées avec d'autres lecteurs en cours de lecture d'un nouveau livre? Vous souhaitez aller plus en profondeur dans la compréhension des concepts du livre Going Horizontal? Vous avez hâte d'apprendre différentes perspectives des pratiques non hiérarchiques et aussi de partager vos succès? Que vous en soyez à votre première exploration du livre ou en cours de relecture, si vous souhaitez être un agent de changement, ce groupe est pour vous.Find out more »
Propelling personal, organizational and system change through practical methods, tools and strategies at the core of collaborative ways of working. We are thrilled to be welcoming Samantha Slade and Paul Messer to London to lead a workshop with Phoebe Tickell to develop your mindset & practices in less-hierarchical ways of working. Her recently published book, […]Find out more »
london, G11 0HQ United Kingdom
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.Find out more »
Madison, WI United States
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.Find out more »
Groesbeek, 6561 KC Netherlands
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.Find out more »
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 3C3 Canada
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
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
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
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
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
Member and Co-Founder Percolab BE Coop
Co-Founder Percolab France
Associate Percolab, Facilitator
Member and Co-Founder Percolab BE Coop
Carolina Escobar Mejía
Founder of Somos Más
GH Illustrator, Visual Practitioner, Percolab
Nil Roda-Naccari Noguera
Associate Percolab Barcelona
Facilitator, Social Fokus member
GH Author, Social Designer, Percolab
Facilitator, Enspiral Member
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