Below are a few readings and videos that go into the themes of Organization Unbound in more depth. If they inspire any new thoughts as you explore through them, we’d love to hear from you.
The Southern Wall: Organizational Engagement at Santropol Roulant, by Warren Nilsson (cliquez ici pour la version Française)
The Giving Field, by Warren Nilsson
Sustaining Engagement in Social Purpose Organizations, Ph.D. Thesis – Warren Nilsson
Organization Unbound: The Spiritual Architecture of Organizations, by Warren Nilsson
Does it Work? Feminist Analysis and Practice at Inter Pares, by Karen Cocq, Rachel Gouin and Samantha McGavin with editorial support from the entire staff at Inter Pares
The Case for Working With Values and Frames, by Common Cause..
This is a talk that Warren gave at University of Cape Town summarizing the themes of Organization Unbound. “What kind of change might we create if we took our organizational practices more seriously as leverage points for social innovation?”
FOR THOSE WITH LOW BANDWIDTH: Try viewing it through Project Feather, the no-frills version of YouTube. Go to http://www.youtube.com/feather_beta (and then type in “Social Innovation From the Inside Out” in the search bar at the top of the page)
Watch the Q & A that followed the talk here.
This is a shorter, 11 minute talk that Warren gave at Tedx Cape Town in which he suggests that the biggest challenge the world is facing is not how to create change but how to sustain change, and if we want to sustain change we are mostly paying attention to the wrong things, particularly inside our social purpose organizations and social movements.