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DIFFICULT NOT TO BE APPREHENSIVE: A LONGISH EDITORIAL

Gilles Paquet









COACHED SELF-ORGANIZATION: A NEW PARADIGM

François Jolivet

Coached self-organization generates increasing skills, individual and collective fulfilment, high efficiency and the ability to adapt to unfamiliar, complex or unstable environments. This paradigm emerged in the 1980s and might turn out to be a determining competitive advantage for Western enterprises.







FREDERIC LALOUX’S EXPLORATION IN GOVERNANCE

Gilles Paquet

Laloux’s book identifies a new emerging form of organization (teal). He presents ethnographic evidence that the new form already exists in twelve organizations. Finally, he argues that the new form will overcome some of the present-day pathologies. Whether we can make the transition is still an open question.







CO-CREATIVE LEARNING: BLENDING CONTENT MEDIA STRATEGIES WITH LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Stephen Gregory

Traditional face-to-face training is not as popular and effective as it was. Co-creative learning is the new model, in which employees are engaged in democratically co-creating content in a process of developing their own learning experiences.







LETTER FROM THE EDITOR IN CHIEF

Gilles Paquet















A SYSTEMIC DECONSTRUCTION OF THE CANADIAN TAINTED BLOOD TRAGEDY

Gilles Paquet and Roger A. Perrault

The paper explains the Canadian tainted blood tragedy as the result of a cascade of governance failures. It identifies four toxic pathologies internal to the blood system, and four pathologies external to it. It identifies four basis forces at work in generating governance failure, and shows how one might try to neutralize them in the event of another tragedy of the same sort.







LAMENTS OF TWO FUNDAMENTALISTS

Andrea E. Courtney

This is a critical analysis of two recent books, one by an elected official, Brent Rathgeber, and the other by a super-bureaucrat, Kevin Page. The form and substance of their arguments are analyzed. A few lessons are drawn from a comparison between these two tracts.










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