The power of shared work ecosystems

Much of our work is about coaching teams and leaders in creating shared work ecosystems that achieve the best results. Like any ecosystem, a work ecosystem is the complex adaptive system of relationships in which the whole is more than the sum of its parts.

In a shared work ecosystem, people share decisions, learning, work, responsibilities, dreams, resources and opportunities. In the vast majority of organizations worldwide, the high levels of disengagement are indicative of work ecosystems that are not shared. People are disconnected by communications tools and methods, functional silos, divisions into resource and responsibility haves and have-nots.

People are smarter, better and faster together to the extent they interact and perform in a shared work environment. Coaching teams and leaders in creating these ecosystems is not complex work. It is rewarding in the short and long run.