The Liberated Company in Operational Strategy.
The term liberated company, popularized by the book Freedom, Inc. by Brian M. Carney and Isaac Getz, refers to an organization which unleashes employees' initiative and responsibility by treating them as adults.
The notion of liberated or "freedom-form" (F-Form) company was further formalized by Isaac Getz in his 2009 academic article "Liberating Leadership: How the initiative-freeing radical organizational has been successfully adopted" in California Management Review, in which he describes it "as an organizational form that allows employees complete freedom and responsibility to take actions they decide are best".
Our SLIM Model
Company Board open to all
Vote of all strategic decisions
AION'UP training program for all
Full access to training budget
Monthly Knowledge Factories
Autonomy on training choices
Investment budget open to all
Internal brainstormings for all
Continuous Improvement mindset
Autonomy on new initiatives
Offered access to Business Clubs
Offered access to external events
Recurring internal events
At AION Consulting, we are particularly inspired by these researches on Liberated ways of working. We believe that the consulting world that has been built and developed on classic hierarchy and top-down communication is no longer adapted to today's challenges.
We believe in decentralized management in which responsibilities and decision-making powers are distributed throughout self-organizing teams rather than being vested in a classic management hierarchy. That is why we have created our SLIM Model.
Philosophy and Company Culture
Strategy and culture are among the primary levers at top leaders’ disposal in their never-ending quest to maintain organizational viability and effectiveness. Strategy offers a formal logic for the company’s goals and orients people around them. Culture expresses goals through values and beliefs and guides activity through shared assumptions and group norms.
Culture is a kind of elusive lever, but we could say that it is the tacit social order of an organization: It shapes attitudes and behaviors in wide-ranging and durable ways. When properly aligned with personal values, drives, and needs, culture can unleash tremendous amounts of energy toward a shared purpose and foster an organization’s capacity to thrive.
At AION Consulting, we pay a strong attention to this matter. Next to our vision and mission, we are proud our values that constantly shape our way of working with colleagues, clients and partners.
Whether we use it in our business, just turn some pages, tap a tablet or listen to audio, a good book is always a source of inspiration. At AION Consulting, we value entrepreneurship, responsibility, team spirit, engagement, excellence and knowledge.
These principles are at the core of our philosophy and have been established thanks to our readings. To better understand how we have built our model, check out some of the books that inspired us.