Think about thinking within organizations while watching this video

Six Thinking Hats | Edward de Bono

Did you ever think about how much the structure of organizations is driven by philosophical belief systems?

Back in the 1960s, Friedman envisaged a society in which we’d all be wealthy, thriving entrepreneurs. What we got in reality was a pay cut, reduced holiday or sick leave, a chronic skills deficit, credit-card debt and endless hours of pointless work. If anything, the story of human capital theory in Western economies has been about divesting in people, not the opposite.

What is human capital? | Peter Fleming

We'll have no additional readings, but there is something for you to do

prepare a definition of an organization for us to discuss
  • what counts as an organization?
  • what are some types and varieties of organizations?
  • what organizations do we have experience with?

things we'll talk about

  • plan to share your definitions of organizations
  • plan to discuss the organizations we have in common? what are they? what are our connections? how are we connected?
  • examples might include school and all its variants (student life, student organizations, etc.) or life in general (sports, hobbies, social or religious identification, etc.)