I’m addressing you as a member of a certain group, not because I’m necessarily in agreement with all that is said about us, but because we have stuff in common, a lot of stuff, and it is important to realize that. Because our commonalities will be our strength, as soon as we start realizing that we all have similar dreams, and our dreams could actually be a reality. Yes, there’s a lot of ‘ugliness’ around being a Millennial and living in this time and age. But I believe that this too will help us to finally make a change. A…


What humans need — HUMAN the movie by Bertrand

This blog is part three of the foundational piece that explains my view on Next Generation Organizations: what are they, why should they exist, and how to build them. Read part 1 (origin story of TheoryY and Next Generation Organization) or part 2 (history of work, and what is wrong in how we look at humans)

A quick recap of what we learned about the current worldview of humans in the workplace:

  • Most organizations are organized around controlling people and motivating them with extrinsic motivators
  • This is done because the inherent view of humans is that they are by nature…


Time for the Next Generation to wake up

This is the first part of three foundational blogs that describe the birth of a company, what it stands for and which ideas, theories, and beliefs are at its core. If you’re more interested in the content than the origin story, you can go to part two or three immediately.

Something is broken... Worldwide 85% of employees are not engaged or actively disengaged, with the USA being the most engaged region with ‘only’ 69% of employees disengaged, whilst in Western Europe the sad number is 90%. Common complaints? Unfair bosses, unclear goals, boring work, not feeling any meaning to the…


The source of how we look at management- Rykoff collection/CORBIS

This blog is part two of the foundational piece that explains my view on Next Generation Organizations: what are they, why should they exist, and how to build them. Click here for part 1.

Before we dive into the past, let’s have a quick look at today’s organizations. For clarification, by organizations, I mean a standard, for-profit organizations in any given industry. A description of the majority. Most have the following elements in common:

  • A hierarchical structure where people at the top make decisions and can overrule decisions made by people below them
  • Processes and reward systems that are in…

Babette Lockefeer

Curious, authentic and an autonomy lover, she is on a mission to help the world work more satisfactorily. Follow her journey towards NextGenerationOrganizations

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