A Transition is Underway
With every unsettling event, in a world of unending, unsettling events, we are moved to take refuge in separateness. We begin to relate to ourselves and others with fear and judgment. We armor up. We lose connection. These realities are felt inside our organizations, and for us, a time for correction is at hand.
Today, we move towards a different leadership and management path within Ostara. We are embracing our organization as a living entity with its own purpose. We seek to let it be guided by intuition and beauty. We believe we have an ethical responsibility to achieve our mission and work ourselves out of a job. We want to end the need that brought us here, and that requires an innovative, non-hierarchical organization where distributed authority and collaborative solutions can thrive.
We know that when power is shared, people feel needed and valued. Our future strategy will emerge from collective intelligence of self-managing employees, and a team that represents the individuals, families, and communities we serve.
For the next six months, our team will learn to embody a model of self-management, wholeness, and clarity in our evolutionary purpose. Old leaders will transition and step down. They will find new roles. New leaders will emerge during this process, leaders with fresh ideas who bring with them the lived experience of birthing within the criminal legal system.
Our new model will be shared in the early 2023, and until then, our team will work to create something truly amazing that can serve our communities in an expanded capacity. Until then, wish us luck. Catch you on the flipside of this adventure.
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