We first featured the North of England Transformation Network in our November 2006 newsletter. We believe the resources of this organization will expand your thinking about thinking...
We aim to make the workplace a better and more productive place to be - for the benefit of everyone in the system. Members meet on a regular basis four times a year. The usual venue is the Kirkdale Conference Centre just off junction 25 M62.
How does your organization compliment the In2:InThinking Network?
We are a not-for-profit network of individuals who share a common interest in organisational transformation in the geographical area of Yorkshire and the North of England. NET2 members have been regular attendees at the In2:IN's annual Forum and a number have presented papers. We have also hosted presentations by Bill Bellows on a number of occasions.
Tell us about your membership. What does it mean to be a member of your organization and how does one become a member?
Our members represent a wide spectrum of organisations such as engineering, Local Government, building materials, Civil Service, leisure/tourism, education, banking and retailing. Many perspectives are brought to the network; owners, managers, employees and consultants. "The effectiveness of a network is inversely proportional to its formality. It needs a spider not a chairman, a list of members, not a set of by-laws, groups not committees and a phone number rather than a building" - Nancy Foy - The Ying and Yang of Organisations - 1980. When Nancy Foy wrote the quotation above she could not have known about the Internet and the opportunity it would give a group such as ours. We think that Nancy Foy describes our philosophy well. We like to think that NET2 is effective, but informal. Text based email is the primary form of communication. The web site contains information about the regular scheduled meetings, dates of forthcoming special events, reports of previous meetings, useful resources and links to member's web sites. Information about how to become a member is available on the web site.
What resources does your organization offer its members?
See the web site for various papers and links to member sites.
What exciting developments are on the horizon for your organization?
Future meetings include a report from the four members who attended the WEDI Fall Meeting at Georgetown University Conference Centre and presentations about setting up a new business along "Deming lines."
Visit NET2 website...