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Articles We Have Written
Over the years we have written articles and blog posts, contributed to peer-reviewed journals, and generally done whatever we can to get our ideas across. All of that focussed on what gets us up in the morning: our desire for a more humane world - including especially the world of work. Here is a selection from that.
Team Mindfulness: a craft, not a panacea: Chris Nichols reflects on an online conversation with Megan Reitz and Michael Chaskalson
In January 2022, Michael Chaskalson hosted an online interactive conversation where Megan Reitz and Chris Nichols discussed the ideas and processes that underlie Team Mindfulness with an online audience. These are Chris's reflection after the event.
Imagining the Power of Transgressive Curiosity: Chris Nichols
Chris Nichols reflects on a Mindfulness Works online Conversation he and Michael Chaskalson held in December 2021. Curiosity is often valued in organisations. But only up to a point. We need to go beyond that now. The challenges we face call for a kind of 'transgressive curiosity' where we look beyond current boundaries to embrace new and more radical ways of understanding the world and its limits.
AIM for the New Frontiers of Work
An article for the European Business Review by Chris Nichols, Philippa Hardman and Michael Chaskalson. Many organisations have announced plans for fully remote working, others have announced radical flexibility plans. The reality is that remote and home working during the COVID-19 pandemic has proved a highly differentiated experience: not available for all, wonderful for some, a disaster for others. If it is now “wired in” for many of us as part of our future way of working, we must ask how we can do it well, to become and remain vibrant, participative and healthy human communities. We think that mindful practice using the AIM approach can be powerful, and we convened an informal “pop up” online research event to explore the question. This article summarises what we found.
Aiming to Nourish the More Human Organisation
An article by Michael, Chris and other colleagues from the European Business Review. Most of the organisations we work with aspire to be good places to work, genuinely wanting to provide nourishing places for people to work. But since the Covid pandemic we notice how increasingly difficult it is to keep sight of the humanity of people at work. We discuss what will help.
The Wise Leader
An article on Wise Leadership for the European Business Review by Michael Chaskalson, Chris Nichols and Philippa Hardman. "Noisy egos, at all levels in organisations, bring chaos or stifled compliance in their wake" they say, and "one of the key characteristics of Wise Leaders is that they have quieter egos."