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Hierarchy in organizations is obsolete.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.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
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.Find out more »
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
Nijlen, 2560 Belgium
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 […]Find out more »
St-Hippolyte, QC J8A 3K9 Canada
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.Find out more »
Llinars del Vallès, 08450 Spain
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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