Throughout history, many civilisations, academies and societies have consistently brought learned individuals together to debate, challenge, share and reflect upon new ideas, concepts and phenomena, that have subsequently shaped our understanding and interaction with the world around us.
Innovation is the result of networking and collaboration that is driven by individual curiosities and reflective capacities. Which is why we’ve created the HOPLAB – a virtual platform for sharing new ideas, research, opinions and stories in a collaborative approach towards excellence in human and organisational performance.
The goal of the HOPLAB is to help organisations and individuals to learn and reflect, creating cognitive and physical opportunities for new possibilities to emerge within themselves and others. It is not a program, but a community initiative – an organic social network bringing together thinkers from across the social sciences, operations, researchers, regulatory bodies and many other related disciplines. The objective is to support the emergence of innovative approaches to performance excellence from the pluralism of interrelated paradigms and philosophies such as Safety II, Dialogic OD, Host Leadership and Lean.
There is a breadth of knowledge, research and intuition that exists across the globe from individuals who are already viewing the world through the five principles of HOP, but may be unaware of others thinking the same way. Equally there are others seeking to expand the boundaries of such a paradigm to explore its implications into other areas of management systems and performance. HOPLAB provides the platforms for such discussion and knowledge transfer to occur – enabling, facilitating, creating and empowering new ideas, conversations and learning.
This is an open forum that recognises the legitimate contributions of all that subscribe or are curious about the five principles and welcomes discussion around each of them.