Author Archives: Mark Young

Personal reflection on Future Considerations’ journey with Holacracy

In April this year, Future Considerations moved to Holacracy as our organisational operating system. I wanted to share some initial reflections on this journey for the sake of learning among our community of readers – both those familiar with Holacracy … Continue reading

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Future Considerations turns 15

I am writing this on Future Considerations’ 15th birthday (February 2015). It’s quite a milestone for any organisation – and also for me personally, as I have journeyed (personally & professionally) with Future Considerations since its early days. At our … Continue reading

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How is your organisation designed to get undesirable results from your staff?

I recently had a fascinating experience in a Moscow hotel room. No – not what you might be thinking. On my last day of a programme I was facilitating, I daringly decided to leave my checkout until the lunch break. … Continue reading

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Purposeful Patriotism

On a long drive last year, I found myself listening to a classical music radio station, and to one of the most inspiring pieces I can remember hearing. The live recording, a concert by the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, was made … Continue reading

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Reassessing how a values systems drive performance

I’ve spent many happy weeks facilitating in Fontainebleau, France, over the past two years. We have been delivering an executive talent programme for one of our clients, in partnership with INSEAD Business School. On the odd occasion that there is … Continue reading

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Lessons from stone sculptures

What can we learn from the 15,800-mile saga of a ton of African stone art… about working across sectors, about mutual understanding and about economic development in the global South? Continue reading

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Why organisational cultures are like reindeer

I’ve just returned from Estonia, where I was delivering a keynote on leadership (I decided to focus it on three themes: relationships, meaning & purpose, and innovation & courage). While driving down a freeway, I saw a “beware of the … Continue reading

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How to get agile without losing participation? Our latest experiment

Realising that your own organisation has started to drift can be a sobering experience for any executive team. For Future Considerations, this sparked a continuing experiment in organisational design in an effort to maximise contribution, make the best decisions and enhance learning, both for ourselves and for our clients. Mark sets the scene in this article and outlines the most recent developments in the evolution of our own company. Continue reading

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