The organization that took to the wing and became a murmuration … or the day co-creation took flight and flew off into the future
A talk with business psychologist, leadership advisor and writer Helen Eriksen
A murmuration is a stunning phenomenon where thousands of starlings move in synchrony, almost like dancing, creating organic formations in the sky as they fly at high speed.
With this natural phenomenon as the central metaphor, Helen Eriksen’s highly inspiring talk looks at the paths we can take to build a coherent, co-creative and synchronous organization that moves intuitively as one, almost without trying. With increased well-being and (sustainable economic) success as part of the outcome.
Or, put differently: what are the practice steps and the psychology behind the ability of a growing number of organizations to stand out for good, as they move from organization to organism, from traditional management to more facilitative and serving leadership and to a more management-free, self-organizing and autonomous organization?
From co-worker to co-creator, from perks to purpose, from career to calling, from powerlessness to meaning, from stress to flow?
In a search for answers to these questions, Helen Eriksen invites her audience on an energizing, humorous and inspiring “tour-de-future” where you gain new insights into both your own and your organization’s enormous potential and briefly encounter other insightful thinkers, including Plato, Kant, Kierkegaard, Løgstrup, Bohr and Einstein.
The talk creates a common frame of reference and offers insights that employees and leaders can subsequently use in their joint effort to create even higher levels of well-being and job satisfaction and to pave the way for tomorrow’s ‘murmuration’ organization. One stroke of the wings at a time. With motivating and purposeful simplicity.