Self-management that works.

Greaterthan trains, supports and advises teams and organizations at the forefront of decentralized, self-managed and participatory work. We use a variety of tools and practices to help these organizations face some of the biggest challenges related to power, money and governance.

Our mission is to make self-management and participatory governance in organizations the new normal by spreading culture, knowledge and practices.

Our vision is for a world where workplaces are communities that provide agency, personal growth and purpose . We believe that this will contribute to a system where value exchange is in balance.
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WHAT WE DO

Training & Facilitation
for Teams

Practice-based Consulting
& Best Practices

(Software )Tools
& Hands-on Methods

Our Values & Guiding Principles

Authenticity & Integrity

We make an effort to understand and honor the origins of the concepts and practices we work on, while being honest with ourselves that we will always be learning.

Collaboration


We believe that change will come from people and organizations collaborating and doing business together in an ecosystem. Often that means letting go of your ego and letting everyone focus on their strengths. We are greater than the sum of our parts.

Openness


Openness means many things for us. Open communication is a fertile ground for learning and personal development. It also means keeping a balance between contributing and sharing knowledge publicly, with the commons of our ecosystem and privately.

Value Created > Value Extracted

What drives us in our work is to make a positive contribution to the world. Greaterthan is built around value creation for all stakeholders: the planet, society, our workers and our customers.

Holistic Approach

On an individual level, everyone should be able to bring their full, authentic self to what they do.  

On an organizational level, we think systemically.

Authenticity & Integrity


We make an effort to understand and honor the origins of the concepts and practices we work on, while being honest with ourselves that we will always be learning.

Collaboration


We believe that change will come from people and organizations collaborating and doing business together in an ecosystem. Often that means letting go of your ego and enabling everyone to focus on their strengths. We are greater than the sum of our parts.

Openness


Openness means many things for us. Open communication is a fertile ground for learning and personal development. It also means keeping a balance between three approaches to developing and sharing knowledge: publicly, within the commons of our ecosystem and privately.

Value Created > Value Extracted

What drives us in our work is to make a positive contribution to the world.

Greaterthan is built around value creation for all stakeholders: the planet, society, our workers and our customers.

Holistic Approach


On an individual level, everyone should be able to bring their full, authentic self to what they do.  

On an organizational level, we think systemically.

THE HUMANS IN GREATERTHAN

We come from a rich tradition of cooperative entrepreneurship, self-governing teams, and open source software.

Francesca Pick

Core Member

#communitybuilding #governance #climbing

Francesca spends most of her time working with distributed networks and communities. She helped build the international Ouishare community and its conference Ouishare Fest. Grown up between cultures, she loves bridge building:  between (organizational) cultures, techies and intellectuals, startups and Nonprofits, budgeting and collaboration.

Kate Beecroft

Core Member

#facilitation #self-management #shrubberies

Kate's journey with self management started in the Enspiral network. Today she runs trainings for practitioners and theorists interested in self management and cooperative entrepreneurship. She believes that the principles of self management can help strengthen an emerging new economy where people create structures that serve them.

Anthony Cabraal

Core Member

#productguy #acceleration #rocknroll

Anthony is a creative producer, writer and business owner who has helped many Enspiral businesses start and grow since 2012. He serves as a director and advisor to several startups, and thrives most when he is building and supporting high functioning teams, product and business development, entrepreneurship and impact investment.

Susan Basterfield

Core Member

#teal #capacity-builder #mountains

As a catalyst, convenor, and thinking partner, Susan helps individuals, teams, and organisations experiment with new ways of working and being. She believes that self-organising principles emancipate potential and create humane workplaces. Her passion is work that builds the capacity to build capacity.

Juliana Lopker

Contributor

#coding #co-living #pottery

A trained geophysicist and self-taught web developer, Juliana taught full stack web development at General Assembly for several years, while running a co-living and coworking space out of her home in San Francisco. She is passionate about community living and building products that solve problems for people.

Michel Bachmann

Advisor

#networkweaver #startwithwho #5rhythms

Michel designs and facilitates the co-creation of global communities. He initiated and co-founded Impact Hub Zürich and led the transition of the global Impact Hub Network towards a distributed governance structure.  What drives him is the challenge of how to grow a culture of genuine co-creation.

Jessy-Kate Schlinger

Advisor

#softwaregeek #space #philosophy

Jessy-Kate is passionate about operationalizing new approaches to social institutions that involve self-organization and direct representation. This often involves some combination of facilitation, software development, chaotic experimentation and trust. She is founder of the Embassy co-living network.