An architecture for self-managed companies

Evolutionary Provocateur | 31 Oct 2016

Dawna talks to Bonnitta Roy about her open architecture for self-managed companies, otherwise known as an Open Participatory Organization.

Implementing Holacracy

Evolutionary Provocateur | 07 Oct 2016

Dawna talks holacracy with Anna McGrath of Wonderworks Consulting, who worked with Zappos to roll out the controversial organizational structure.

Leading in a boss-less company

Evolutionary Provocateur | 13 Sep 2016

Dawna talks to long-time W.L. Gore Associate, Michael Pacanowsky, about the company's trust-based culture and the benefits that distributing power brings with it.

Dipping into LiquidO

Evolutionary Provocateur | 27 Jul 2016

Dawna talks to Stelio Verzera about LiquidO, an agile governance model championed by Cocoon Projects, a values-driven innovation company based in Italy.

The Yoga of Max's Discontent

Evolutionary Provocateur | 06 Jul 2016

Dawna Jones talks to best-selling author, Karan Bajaj, about his new book, The Yoga of Max’s Discontent, and what it tells us about the leadership challenges executives face today.

Revolutionizing health care: the Buurtzorg way

Evolutionary Provocateur | 07 Jun 2016

Increasing quality and lowering costs is the holy grail of healthcare. And that’s precisely what Netherlands-based home care organization, Buurtzorg, has achieved. Listen on to find out how they do it.

The road to self-management

Evolutionary Provocateur | 16 May 2016

Find out how one company went from being traditionally managed and organized to being a radical autonomous system with a quantum leap in profitability.

Tomatoes and self-management

Evolutionary Provocateur | 19 Apr 2016

How does a business gets things done when there’s no boss and no-one is in control? Morning Star, the world’s largest tomato processing company, proves you don't need managers to run a successful company.

Can flexible companies scale?

Evolutionary Provocateur | 23 Mar 2016

Dawna Jones talks to author Steve Denning about scaling practices like Agile, DevOps, Lean and Scrum to be effective in large organizations.

Getting to grips with Agile

Evolutionary Provocateur | 29 Feb 2016

Find out how you can scale Agile to bring the whole company in better sync with changing market conditions and the pitfalls that you need to avoid.

Sociocracy 3.0: redistributing power in the workplace

Evolutionary Provocateur | 02 Feb 2016

Sociocracy 3.0 (S3) is a collaboration framework for evolving effective, resilient and agile organizations. Listen on to find out how it works in practice and how to start experimenting with it.

Business and corporate stewardship

Evolutionary Provocateur | 18 Jan 2016

How can public companies square the traditional values of short-term profitability with the growing pressure to contribute to societal and ecological health? Listen on to find out.

Innovation and rock n'roll

Evolutionary Provocateur | 15 Dec 2015

Dawna Jones talks to Peter Cook, a musician, scientist and business consultant who draws from his eclectic background to help companies to adopt an intelligent approach to innovation.

Going beyond shareholder value

Evolutionary Provocateur | 10 Nov 2015

B Lab is a nonprofit organization dedicated to using the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. Founder Bart Houlahan talks to Dawna Jones about their mission.

Encouraging change in business schools

Evolutionary Provocateur | 09 Oct 2015

What happens when business schools are less progressive than the companies hiring their graduates? The Global Responsible Leadership Initiative (GRLI) aims to close that gap.

Redesigning the future of work

Evolutionary Provocateur | 21 Sep 2015

Redesigning the future of work is not a casual endeavor. So why are companies so interested in exploring better ways of organizing work - and what direction are they moving in?

Moving beyond profit

Evolutionary Provocateur | 07 Aug 2015

Dawna Jones talks to Roberta Baskin, who heads up The Flourish Prizes at Case Western University, an initiative designed to inspire the current and next generation of business leaders to build a better world.

Sustainability and business education

Evolutionary Provocateur | 23 Jun 2015

Dawna talks to Wendy Chapple, deputy director of the International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility at Nottingham University Business School, about a different approach to executive education and why the school has launched an MSc in sustainability.

Putting the heart back into business

Evolutionary Provocateur | 04 Jun 2015

Andrew Thornton, owner of a community supermarket in London, talk to Dawna Jones about putting the heart back into business and how to be a different kind of business leader.

Can a product be a force for change?

Evolutionary Provocateur | 11 May 2015

Dawna Jones talk to Will Lauder, founder of Kapuluan Coconut, a social enterprise that works in the Philippines is to improve the well-being of impoverished rural communities through an artisanal product.