The Liberated Company Map displays about two-hundred work designs that both, conventional and progressive organization’s use. It is a tool to configure the way companies do their work.
Work designs are patterns of actions used to get things done by groups. Work designs surround us. The way work is delegated, the way feedback is given, the way people are appraised or promoted, the way reports are presented, the way meetings are run, decisions are taken and even the way an office is physically set-up – all those and more are work designs. They are numerous. This compendium contains about 200 of them. Yet, very few companies or teams actively configure the way they are doing business.
Every company uses work-designs. There is no way not to use them. In most companies, work designs are not the result of conscious design but are often acquired by habit. Over time, work designs get the “way that things are done here”, a part of a company’s culture. So often, companies neglect to work on their own meta-level, the way people work together, and work gets stale, static and repetitive.
Agile, Scrum, Lean, Holacracy, DevOps and many others are all great sources for work designs. A great thing about work designs is that they are portable “best practices” for human coordination which can be implanted in any organization.
The only question is: Are the work designs your company is using the right ones? Which combinations of work designs is best for your organization? This is what Liberated.Company wants to find better answers to.
The Liberated Company Map uses four elements to organize work designs:
More information on the Liberated Company Map and its application can be found in the central chapters of the book and in the blog posts. To know more about work designs head to the Resources Page.