Instead of getting all theoretical, we could simply organize around the purpose of making people happy at work, and create an IO for just that. Here’s the idea: We already have some proven methods and technologies in the work we do in Denmark. We have lectures, a workshop, a book, a game, a video, a conference and much more. All of this we are willing to give away to anyone who’s interested in using it, and we’ll make this the basis of the world-wide happy at work project.
If you’re interested in participating in this drop me an email. The exact details are still a little hazy – but mostly, I think it could be a LOT of fun :o)
Here are a few thoughts on the structure:
We (happy at work, Denmark) throw everything we have into the pot. This does not obligate anyone else to do the same.
Once a year we need to get together for an international conference, which we’ll take turns hosting.
As few as possible. I’m thinking that the main obligation is a deep interested in making people happy at work.
If you use a concept developed by someone else and like it, you might consider paying them something for it.
If you improve a concept developed by someone else, you might consider telling them about the improvement so we can all learn.
It would be nice to have a community where you can seek help, input, ideas, support and more.
We could host an international website, and local people could do local translations.