Who doesn't want to work in an organisation where work WORKS well?
A place where people are engaged... where information flows ... where good decisions are made regularly and with ease.
A place where most (if not all) of the time spent working, feels like time well spent.
Maturing connection and collaboration between people is the key, IF it embeds properly in people's thinking AND the organisational system they are in. We can't get there simply by telling people what it looks and feels like (although that is definitely needed). Neither can we get there simply by giving people the right tools and processes (although that is equally necessary).
The answer sits in starting with both: seeing our context, seeing the tools available to us, and then understanding together where we want to take it.
MANAGEMENT IN ACTION is a partner in this journey - helping people take a step back together, to genuinely see what they can build together, and then helping in the finer practical detail of getting there.
MIA's in-business services are provided by Jennekin Dicks, a past architect who found herself passionately curious about the impact the systemic reality of a work environment (as opposed to the physical one) has on our collaboration inside and beyond that entity, and what this then means in terms of individual, company and industry achievements.
"HOW we work, is not as simple as a flow-on from WHY we work. There are important realities to deal with in this. Our assumptions and defaults don't always serve us best when we need to act as a group."
Initially specialising in management systems for mainly design practices (and then a variety of other business types), this work was the beginning of more than a decade of in-business study to understand what works to engage people together and why it works (or not).
The outcome was a deep understanding of people in systems, with answers sitting across both the needs of people and the detail of the systemic reality they are in.
Jennekin is a compassionate and detailed thinker who uses visual simplicity to build the bigger picture, creating insights which engage people in impactful conversations and internal development initiatives.