As an organization, it is a must to respond flexibly to the needs of your customers and environment. To pull this off, classical, bureaucratic hierarchies need to make way for open and dynamic structures. Innovative Labor Organization (ILO) is the way forward here. This design approach is based on the socio-technical systems (STS) theory. A well-developed ILO approach makes sure that both your company’s efficiency and sustainability and your employees’ job quality improve drastically.
"This is not just another management hype that will be around for a few years, only to be replaced with yet another management theory. Innovative Labor Organization has been around for decades and is strongly underpinned, both by science and practice. This is definitely here to stay. It just needs to become better known."
"What I really liked about the Master Class was the introduction of the ‘organization canvas’ with its eight building blocks. It may seem rather complex at first, but it clearly shows that an organization is a system, and that everything is connected to everything else. So, you cannot just start adjusting one aspect of your organization. For me, that really was an aha moment."
"Innovative Labor Organization is not a hype. More and more organizations ask me to just put the format in place and be done with it. But that’s not how it works. It's a fundamental story: if you start implementing the methodology, there’s no going back."