Thomas Basbøll


C O N S U L T I N G

Organizing is an art. It is sometimes forgotten that our word "art" stems from the Latin "artus", to join. In making a work of art we join things together; a work of art is a "joint". Likewise, the essential thing about an organization is to join it. An organization is defined by how it is joined, how it is jointed, by how its members come together, and by how, if it is mismanaged, it is dismembered.

The articulate organization is suitably jointed: its parts are precisely defined and connected. Its members understand their place within it and their way about it. Their work is a series of meaningful moments and the results of their labor endures in their experience. The aesthetics of this experience are the proper concern of the art of organizing. It involves both a philosophy and a poetry of the organization.

My consulting services help to make your organization more articulate, better jointed. It helps management clarify the reasons for joining your organization, and to intensify the passion to do so. Like any art, like the use of any joint, improvement will come through training. It takes discipline to find your composure.



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