The Organizational Zoo

The Organizational Zoo

On the 23rd, you are invited to explore the behaviours of researchers in different contexts (exploring ideas, writing, edition, applying for grants, etc). Based on the Organizational Zoo metaphor, Arthur Shelley will help us to understand the importance of behavioural adaptability and the ability to adjust behaviour in relation to context. No preparation will be needed for the activity.

A recently published paper on the topic can be downloaded here.

About The Organizational Zoo

Zoo Philosophy highlights that modern organisations are like zoos: they are unnatural environments where animals not naturally associated with each other are clustered into small cages and forced to interact, sometimes against their will. This unnatural environment causes stress that can lead to difficult situations and generate a negative and political culture.

The Organizational Zoo metaphor can relieve these stresses by providing a different perspective and a fun way to build relationships and generate positive change. Years of research and practice on these natural (animal and plant) metaphors, has shown that they can be used to enhance the performance of individuals, teams and organisations. The methods are simple and intuitive for workshop participants when delivered by a trained Organizational Zoo Ambassador

More information will be found at the Organizational Zoo website.