next:letter #16 - What is it that creates meaning for you?

Coach Team at next:pedition Learning Lab Module 1 in Vienna
Hi there!

Will work for ______.

Money? Fame? Likes? Fulfillment? Something bigger than yourself?
What is it that creates meaning for you?

Motivational research tells us that humans desire a sense of purpose in our work — a desire to contribute to society in meaningful ways beyond our paid work. Read more about Human Motivation in the Fourth Industrial Revolution at the Digital Culturist. If you're still figuring out what that purpose might be, we have some recommendations... Also, lots of news from #nextland! Find out more below :-)

Take care,
your dwarfs and Giants

PS: YES!! There will be a 2nd edition of our learning lab next:pedition. The next journey starts in January 2019 - find out more in our upcoming discovery session on May 7!

 There is no "one fits all" purpose. 

That's why it's always great to get inspired by different approaches, like:

Fucking Capitalism
... by creating a self-owned company like Waschbär, SoulBottles, Dr. Hauschka or Buutzorg (portrait on BrandEins in German)

Unlearning & letting go
... while moving your company towards self-organization like Ivo Bättig of UNIC - follow his blog in German and/or English on LinkedIn. If you want to talk to him personally about his experiences, he will also be a Coach at our upcoming Holacracy Practitioner Training in Zurich :-) (Ssshhh... there are still some tickets available!)

Enabling self-organization
... also in the Corporate World, like Klaus Polley of T-Systems. He will be sharing his insights together with Stefan of dG at our Holacracy Introduction Workshop *Corporate Special* next week in Munich, on May 3rd!

 Find your WHY! 

If you're still looking for inspiration or a very practical step-by-step approach to find the purpose of your organization, we have some recommendations:

Holacracy Tactical Meeting at dG
Ewa Bocian of dG at the Holilider Conference in Warsaw

 News from #nextland 

Wow, that was quite a ride in April! Like working with transformation teams on co-creation and collaboration, creating new empowering forms of leadership or enabling a new culture for learning and development. Also, we've been hosting another in-house Holacracy Practitioner Training with 100+ participants (!) in Austria and spent multiple days together as a tribe to re-connect, synchronize and to finetune our agile methods. But that's not all ;-) ...

Conferences & Talks

Marion & Matthias hosted a session about the OS Canvas at the Power of People HR-Conference, and the feedback was amazing: "Many practical impulses for specific challenges, great relaxing and productive atmosphere - best session at the PoP!" Thank you 💖 Ewa spoke about challenges and traps in understanding Holacracy at the Holilider Conference in Warsaw this week, and Matthias & Valerie will be introducing self-organization tonight at the OE-Netzwerk in Vienna.

next:pedition 2019... Let's get started!

Meanwhile, our next:guides Gerald, Gerhard & Matthias are preparing the learning journey of the on-going next:pedition AND are simultaneously crafting the 2nd edition of the learning lab, starting in January 2019. Find out more at the very first discovery sessions on May 7! Register now via

Learning is experience.

"Everything else is just information." For new learning experiences, we just announced new training dates for Fall/Winter 2018 - save the date:

  • Systemic Transformation Theory: September 26-28, 2018
  • Agile Working Methods: October 22-23, 2018
  • Group Dynamics: December 2018
Find out more at our event page: We provide trainings!
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