The Working Journey brings together the idea of pre-eminent thinkers in organisational design, leadership and human development to create a unique body of work and model we call Requisite Enterprise.
Jaques was originally a phychiatrist and later management theorist and consultant who developed, over a lifetime of work, the model he coined ‘Requisite Organization’. Put simply, this means an organisation designed according to what is required due to the nature of work and people. His focus was on the structures, leadership practices and capability required to allow people to perform at their best in an environment that induced trust, and we use this underlying philosophy as well as the key notions of complexity and capability that form the basis of his work.
Dr. Gillian Stamp
We use the deep knowledge and understanding that her work provides into human potential through using the very methods to appreciate human capability that are still under ongoing development today.
We use the work of Cook-Greuter to aid clients in self-understanding so their innate capability and knowledge is not lost, as well as in assisting teams to ‘rise up’ to later stages of development instead of being ‘dragged down’.
Dr. Ichak Adizes
We use the work of Dr Adizes to help clients understand the context of what their organisation is going through and to help them see the necessary changes in themselves and the organisation that will be required.
We use his work to show leaders how to ‘share the burden’ of accountability while staff ensuring decisions are made, and to help people with what is meant to truly be accountable in the workplace.
Clare Graves, Don Beck & Chris Cowan (Spiral Dynamics)
We use these ideas to help clients with the cultural development in both themselves and their organisation, as well as to ensure interventions and change are effective in advancing the interests of the enterprise.
Dr. Eliyahu Goldratt
We use the work of Goldratt to help clients to understand their work as a full system and to allow those involved in work systems to truly work together.