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Hierarchy in organizations is obsolete.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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Release date Nov. 27 2018!

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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 Training: Montreal 2019

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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Warriors of the Heart – Montréal 2019

Save the dates for exploring personal leadership and inner strength for wiser actions.  (Following Going Horizontal training) How can I nourish and strengthen myself so that I can continue to work for a more peaceful and sustainable world?  How can I use my power consciously for wiser action?  How can we restore balance and center […]

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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, 592, chemin du lac Croche
St-Hippolyte, Québec J8A 3K9 Canada
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GH Training Québec City

Premiers pas vers une organisation horizontale Venez construire le futur du travail en réinventant votre organisation! Cet atelier est le premier au Canada en lien avec la publication de Going Horizontal. Creating a non-hierarchical organization, one practice at a time écrit par Samantha Slade.

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Manoir Montmorency, 2490 Avenue Royale
Quebec City, Quebec G1C 1S1 Canada
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International Training

The only university certified leadership training that truly supports you start practising the revolution of  working non-hierarchically for consultants, entrepreneurs, and corporate leaders

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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

Discover Going Horizontal

Feel caught between the inspirational stories of non-hierarchical organizations and the habits and reflexes in your organization? In yourself? It can be overwhelming to have such a sense of possibility and yet feel ill equipped in practical methods and strategy.

No matter your domain of work or type of organization or your role within it, it is a horizontal mindset that can take you into your future. Going Horizontal can support you on your journey.

There are seven domains of practice common to most organizations and key to developing a horizontal mindset: autonomy, purpose, meetings, transparency, decision making, learning and development, and, relationships and conflict.

Discover:

  • how you are already skilled at many horizontal practices in and outside of work;
  • accessible practices that you can start using right away;
  • useful tools and models to help see your path more clearly;
  • strategic actions for your specific organizational context.

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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
Ivo Bols

Ivo Bols

Member and Co-Founder Percolab BE Coop

Belgium
Carolina Escobar Mejía

Carolina Escobar Mejía

Founder of Somos Más

Spain
Paul Messer

Paul Messer

GH Illustrator, Visual Practitioner, Percolab

Canada

Nil Roda-Naccari Noguera

Nil Roda-Naccari Noguera

Associate Percolab Barcelona

Spain
Samantha Slade

Samantha Slade

GH Author, Social Designer, Percolab

Canada

Phoebe Tickell

Phoebe Tickell

Facilitator, Enspiral Member

United Kingdom

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