next:letter #18 - The "nothing" time 

"The boat gang" at the dG Family Weekend, July 2018
Hi there!
“Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life”
— Dolly Parton

That's why we at dG consciously take some "nothing" time during summer. But before we're activating the very last out-of-office notification, we would like to share some highlights of the past weeks and inspiration with you:
Find out more below!

Take care & enjoy your summer,
your dwarfs and Giants

PS: Already looking for your next learning opportunities in Fall/Winter 2018? Check out our upcoming trainings like Systemic Transformation Theory, Agile Work Methods, Holacracy Workshops & more on our Event Page!

 "Selbstorganisation braucht klare Regeln." 

Selbstorganisation braucht klare Regeln - F.A.Z., Juli 2018
F.A.Z.-Article by Matthias Lang & Babette Julia Brinkmann (July 16, 2018)
  • "Absolute Leseempfehlung!"
  • "Guter Artikel mit wichtigen Einsichten."
  • "Wann gelingt Selbstorganisation? #Lesenswert"
Thank you for all of your amazing feedback to our article "Selbstorganisation braucht klare Regeln" in the F.A.Z. (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung) last week! We're really happy that so many people now join the discourse about benefits & challenges of new ways of work.

If you didn't have a chance to read this concise introduction to the "4 principles of self-organization" yet, check out the online-version or get the PDF-Download on our website! (Sorry, German only...). And, of course, feel free to share :-)

 Welcome Steffen @dG! 

Steffen Frischat
"Building spaces of trust will always inspire people to show their best."

In Steffen we trust! :-) Our evolutionary catalyst & agile coach is working with systemic agile transformation, creates agile designs for digital innovation and is already involved in some big dG projects. Find out more about in his new website portrait!

 Glimpses of the future of work 

next:pedition Learning Journey 2018
Steffen is also proud participant of our learning lab next:pedition - with 4 of 5 modules already finished, can you believe it?! During the learning journey in June 2018, four teams travelled in five different cities around Europe, exploring next:practices, tools and challenges. @Next:Guide Gerald harvested some insights in his LinkedIn Blog: "Glimpses of the future of work. Insights of a learning journey set up by self-organized teams"

 How to: Work smarter, be kind & do nothing 

No matter if you're on vacation already, reading this email on the Copa Kagrana or an Greek island, working remotely or enjoying the air conditioner in your office: Get some inspiration for reflection and personal growth in this link-collection!

Working smarter, not harder
There’s a notable distinction between being busy and being productive: Being productive is less about time management and more on managing your energy. It’s learning how to spend the least amount of energy to get the most benefits. Here are 7 Things to Start Being More Productive, Today.

How to Be Kind to Yourself
Stretching beyond your comfort zone is one thing; being harsh on yourself is another. Not understanding the difference between the two hinders your potential as well as your relationships. Stop chasing self-confidence and learn about self-compassion instead or check out these exercises by Liberationist.

Digital minimalism
How about a little digital detox during summer: Have you ever tried no-tech mornings or actively controlled the pings & dings of your phone? Check out these digital minimalism strategies and set clear boundaries around “online” and “offline” time.

The power of doing nothing at all
Doing less or nothing at all is easier said than done, especially in a society that suffers from extreme busyness. Let’s take a closer look at our unhealthy obsession with staying busy… and learn about implementing “nothing time".

... you want even MORE inspiration? Check out this really cool "Summer Fun"-Newsletter by TheReady with many recommendations for books, podcasts, links & videos on organizational design!

 Summer, sunshine, off-time :-) 

Speaking of "nothing time": At dG, we're passionate about our purpose - rewriting the future of organizing. We also consciously dedicate enough time to other important elements of our lifes, gather new inspiration and recharge for the exciting projects ahead.

Keeping the fire alive!
That's why most dwarfs are now on vacation, taking some time off until end of August - when we all come together for our yearly Council Days in Vorderstoder. Until then, email responses might take longer than usual. Thank you for your understanding and enjoy your summer  
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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