next:letter #12 - Enter the world of imperfect!

nextpedition learning LAB module 1
Hi there!

Hurray, you made it! Christmas is around the corner, and 2017 takes it last, final deep breath. Time to celebrate, meditate, contemplate.

What have been your greatest challenges of 2017?
What worked? Where did you get stuck?
What are you grateful for - inspiring moments, people & places?

If you are looking for even more inspirational questions, we recommend the 20 suggestions for a solution-oriented year-in-review by Digital Mindshift (on Slideshare in German and English). Also, Matthias shared a key question of an "appreciative inquiry" on Facebook.

We hope you find some time to recharge your batteries for a vivid, bold and powerful 2018... and, of course, we wish you: 

Happy Ho-ho-holidays!! :-)

Take care,
your dwarfs and Giants

PS: We care for spending enough time off, to allow for other aspects of our lives to be expressed and pursued. It also supports us to be engaged and focused once we are at work. Therefore, dwarfs and Giants will be offline from Dec. 22nd until January 8th.
Marion Gartner im Portrait

 Welcome @ dG! 

Yay, another new member of our tribe! Say Hi to HR-expert Marion Gartner: "Organizations belong to the most powerful forces on our planet. This power comes along with responsibility to create a better and sustainable world..." Find out more on her page at!

 China - evolving from NOW to NEXT 

Sascha & Marion at the Organizational Evolution Forum in China
One of Marions first dG-adventures was a trip to... Shanghai! Together with our evolutionary catalyst Sascha Bernadis, they introduced next:land at the First China Organizational Evolution Forum! Exciting 😎 Find out more about cultural challenges and highlights in this brand-new interview (German only)
iOB-Tagung 2017 in Wien

 Digital (R)evolution 

What challenges do organizations face, triggered by the digital (r)evolution? Let's find out!

"iOB im digitalen Wunderland: Wohin führt uns das digitale Kaninchen?"
iOB-Tagung 2018 am 15. & 16. März in Wien: Exklusiv für interne OrganisationsberaterInnen. Ermäßigte Tickets nur noch bis 31.12. erhältlich!

next:pedition learning LAB says HI! :-)

 THIS IS next:pedition! 

In November, our learning LAB next:pedition kicked off with the first module taking place in Vienna. Woohoo, what a ride!! 22 participants from all over Europe gathered to shape their 1-year journey to/through next:land.

The biggest challenge?

"As a perfectionist, I try to let go. Enter the world of imperfect."

Word! Next stop: Malaga. We'll keep you posted about their journey and share some very personal insights, written by one of our participants, in the next next:letter. Stay tuned!

 Be a ferrari. 

But make sure your brakes are working, too. Regular pit stops are essential in order to refuel, reflect and grow. That's one of the reasons why we're incredibly happy that Brian and Karilen of HolacracyOne joined us today for an inspiring 2-day Holacracy Coach Workshop (pics on Facebook and LinkedIn)!

If you want to start or expand your Holacracy practice, take a look at our new training schedule 2018:

Workshops in German:

Workshops in Polish:

You want to take your facilitation to the next level?

There's a better way to facilitate Governance meetings! Find out more in this blogpost by Chris of H1: Why You Need to Encourage Objections

You're not sure if sharing POWER is actually a good idea?

Well, simply follow Xsolve's journey, who implemented Holacracy 3 months ago... :-) Read this blogpost by CEO Piotr Majchrzak: "I want to walk you through the business thinking behind giving up my power as a CEO and passing the baton to all employees."

We are dwarfs and Giants! An innovative organization-design and 
strategy partner for the 21st century. See how we organize ourselves: Find out more about our circles and roles in Glassfrog.

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