CrossFit, Complexity, and Holacratic Autopsies

Range Labs
Mar 31, 2018 · 2 min read
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Hope you had a great March, here’s a rundown of posts the Range team have enjoyed this month.

The future of management
Modern organizations are transitioning from complicated systems to complex systems. This is the underlying driver behind many the changes we’re seeing in the nature of work and why we need new ways of working together.

Autopsy of a Failed Holacracy
This a deep — and nerdy — analysis of how holacracy interacts with existing power structures and how our own backgrounds color the organizational systems (and software) that we create. It’s a powerful reminder of why having a diverse team (and users) matters as there is a lot to learn and understand about how society’s power structures manifest in workplace dynamics.

The Swedish CEO Who Runs His Company Like a CrossFit Gym
This good example of a forceful leader trying to single-handedly set company operations and culture. Without input and buy-in from the team — which their 25% turnover suggests they don’t have — it’s hard to imagine the company succeeding at reaching their goals.

And here are some posts from the Range Team:

Check-in rounds
Braden wrote about the practice of starting meetings with a check-in round. It was a new practice to Braden, but after trying it at Range, he learned that it’s an inexpensive way to build team relationships and make meetings more inclusive. He shares his experiences and a recipe for getting started.”

Shades of Change
Dan wrote a piece for Quartz at Work about a framework for how to think about change. We often look for one-size fits all solutions, but the real world is shades of grey and we need different approaches for different situations.

More about Range
Our team at Range is obsessed with figuring out ways to help teams work better together. If you’d like to know more about what we’re building, you can read more at www.range.co.

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Stories and lessons from your friends at Range Labs. We're exploring how software can cultivate healthy, inclusive, and creative organizations.

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