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What is Regeneration? Part 2 – Living Structured Wholes

Last month I began a series of posts on the concept of regeneration with a short history, a definition, and some fundamental ideas. The practice of regenerating businesses originated from Living Systems Thinking. Charles Krone, who was one of the pioneers of Procter and Gamble’s revolutionary work design, developed framework-thinking, which promotes the ability to […]

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What is Regeneration? Part 1 – A Definition and Some Fundamental Ideas

Forty years ago, I met a cadre of business designers and developers who called what they did Regenerative Business Design. They had led an extraordinarily successful revolution at Proctor and Gamble that demonstrated a state-of-the-art approach to producing return on investment with people and assets. In an industry whose margins were collapsed to below 5 percent, they delivered earnings that were […]

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TRE – The Responsible Entrepreneur – Tom Goos

Carol Sanford, host of The Responsible Entrepreneur Podcast, talks to Tom Goos the President of Image Source.

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The Regenerative Organization – Part V

The Regenerative Organization – Guidelines to Design Work and How to Manage People for Innovation, Growth and Responsibility – Part V In part five of the series, Carol Sanford discusses the key to a business that is focused and yet a great place to work is building ongoing development into work design. To grow a business you […]

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The Regenerative Organization – Part IV

The Regenerative Organization: Guidelines to Design Work and Manage People for Innovation, Growth and Responsibility – Part IV In this vblog Carol Sanford explores how you get and keep focused and innovating when there are no traditional supervisors. How do you avoid the so-called problem of  “the inmates running the asylum?” How you keep everyone on […]

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The Regenerative Organization – Part III

The Regenerative Organization – Guidelines for Work Design and How to Manage People for Innovation, Growth and Responsibility – Part III   Carol Sanford explores guidelines for The Regenerative Organization including management and work design. This vblog centers on core human characteristics – the power of initiative and act.  In essence, how do you foster and develop personal agency, […]

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The Regenerative Organization – Part II

The Regenerative Organization – Guidelines to Design Work and How to Manage People for Innovation, Growth and Responsibility – Part II In this blog, Carol Sanford explores guidelines for The Regenerative Organization including management and work design.  How you embed responsibility into work design?  Do supervisors have to go away? I discuss the key factors in building […]

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TRE – Responsible Entrepreneur – Ethan Roland and Gregory Landua

Carol Sanford, host of The Responsible Entrepreneur Podcast, talks to Ethan Roland and Gregory Landua about Terra Genesis.

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Holacracy

The Regenerative Organization Part 1: History of Work Design

From Authority, to Autonomy and then to Ableness In spite of claims in a Fast Company article announcing a founder of a new emerging work design, holarchy, the popular modern organization structure is not new, nor the first. Zappos is the example most currently used. However, the first version of the revolutionary idea of removing hierarchies happened […]

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TRE – The Responsible Entrepreneur – Hans Meyer and Marc Jongerius

Carol Sanford, host of The Responsible Entrepreneur Podcast, talks to Hans Meyer and Marc Jongerius about their re-defined housing project, Zoku.

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TRE – The Responsible Entrepreneur – Hans Steenbergen

Carol Sanford, host of The Responsible Capitalist Podcast, talks to Hans Steenbergen.

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TRE – The Responsible Entrepreneur – David Thau

David Thau talks about his plan to save the rainforest with Google Maps and about teaching thinking skills at Mills College that matter to non-profits and business.

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TRE -The Responsible Entrepreneur – Jeffrey Hollender

Jeffrey Hollender talks with Carol Sanford about how to find your essence and leverage it to lead industries.

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Macbook Air

What Is a Great Business? What is a Responsible Business?

Think of your favorite products. They make your life deeply satisfying, meaningful, and workable. They help you be your best self and do your best work. You identify with them and tell others about them. You’re proud to be represented by them. Customer’s Lives Are Enriched My favorite product is my new Apple MacBook Air. I’m […]

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