"Anarchists in the Boardroom: How social media and social movements can help your organisation to be more like people" is a journey through worker-run factories, Occupy encampments, a spattering of non-violent direct actions and even a few forward-thinking companies, to make the case for helping our organisations ‘to be more like people.’ It asks us to brush away our ‘professional’ assumptions and interact as we do when we don’t have job descriptions or business plans telling us how to change the world. It reminds us of the power each of us has to make change happen, even within the most entrenched of bureaucracies!
Change how we organise. Change the world.
Could Twitter and Occupy help our NGOs, charities, trade unions and voluntary organisations to both stay relevant in the times ahead and live our values through the ways that we organise?
More about the book: http://www.morelikepeople.org/the-book/.
Liam’s journey doesn’t always translate well to paper. From breathing tear gas in the streets outside of international trade summits, to meeting with civil servants to push for stronger environmental legislation; running workshops with international NGO leaders, to blogging about re-instilling a lost sense of humanity into social change organisations, Liam is comfortable in a variety of settings and brings insights rarely found in the world of institutions to a range of organisational questions you might be struggling with.
His current work surrounds organisational change and social media, specifically how new technologies (and the movements they have supported) can help organisations adapt to a changing environment, while better reflecting their values through their organising structures.
More about Liam Barrington Bush: http://www.morelikepeople.org/who/liam-barrington-bush/.
Tuesday, March 25 2014
Octopus Books Centretown Location
@ 25One Community (2nd Floor, 251 Bank St.)