The What Works team met Warren Nilsson and Tana Paddock from Organisation Unbound during our research trip to South Africa. Organization Unbound attempts to re-imagine the way we think about and engage in social change.
They sent us the following link to a talk that Warren gave at University of Cape Town last month that summarizes experiential/expressive approach to social innovation.
Few social purpose organizations spend much time looking at how their own organizational cultures support or hinder the kinds of changes in the world they are working so hard to create. In this talk, Warren challenges us to consider how much of our current difficulty in fostering and scaling social innovation is bound up in this disconnect. What kind of change might we create if we took our organizational practices more seriously as leverage points for social innovation?
For more information, go to: http://organizationunbound.org/expressive-change/social-innovation-from-the-inside-out/