[This is part of the Autumn 2014 edition of e-O&P.  Click here for the contents page.]

To kick-start the conversation, here are four brief video clips of our guest editors in conversation, exploring issues inherent in this edition’s theme of ‘organising and managing across boundaries’. Just a couple of minutes each, click on the blue hyperlink to watch them.

Health and social care integration?

Do we organise FOR collaboration?

Inquiry as collaborative leadership and organising

Organising as performing ensemble – definitive energy

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About the authors

Chris Blantern is a leading consultant in organizational and management learning (individual and collective). He has pioneered work on the organizing power of communications and the innovative field of ‘the role of context in shaping behaviour’. Chris has a long interest in collaboration and participative approaches to organising, decision-making, inquiry and learning He has pioneered the development of ‘Relational Action Learning’ for working on ‘shared’ group/organisation problems and challenges, as distinct from individually centred.

 Chris is also a semi professional musician mostly interested in ‘Transatlantic’ music (the fusion of Celtic and North American styles).  chris.blantern@me.com

Tom Boydell is a management trainer, consultant, researcher, writer and prize-winning actor,  His extensive experience includes all aspects of working, leading and managing across boundaries.  Tom has worked in a wide range of sectors and organisations in a variety of countries in Europe, North and South America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

Tom has authored/co-authored some 40 books and reports, including a number published by AMED. He was for many years on AMED’s Executive Council, Chair of its Publications Committee, and Manager of AMED’s annual Workshops for Management Trainers. tomboydell@btopenworld.com

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