McMaster & Brown

OUR MISSION - To Make Work a Worthwhile Experience For All

Instead of developing your people through personal transformation, hoping it will improve the business, transform your organisation to have the conditions for everybody to thrive and exceed your expectations!

Our new book "The Power of Organisation" is OUT NOW
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New Thinking

Connecting with the new thinking that has happened, is happening today and will happen in the future is required because since the beginning of the industrial revolution thinking and technologies exist that make the thinking that we inherited obsolete. Thinking has matched what's happening but no longer - it is falling further and further behind because current thinking is no match for the emergent technologies, which includes the 'technology of language'.

New Organsiation

New organisation is required if we are to be able to deal with specific problems in time. The application of technology needs to be handled by teams rather than by the whole organisation. This new hybrid organisational approach is about creating a future of new possibilities and not trying to fix the problems of the past.

New Technology

Every new technology has a new language to match it. There is the technology that most people think of and the technology of language itself. We need to understand the emergent evolution of technology.

New technology on its own is useless until it serving human intelligence or performance.

Technology without purpose solves problems that don’t exist.

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Every Connection Starts With A Conversation

"“If the nature of the work is properly appreciated and applied, it will stand in the same relation to the higher faculties as food is to the physical body. It nourishes and enlivens the higher being and urges one to produce the best one is capable of. … It furnishes an excellent background for (one) to display one’s values and develop one’s personality.”"

J.C. Kumarappa
Indian Philosopher and Economist - 1892-1960

Working Together

Instead of trying to fix the problems of the past, we take a different approach.  We show you how to create a future for your organisation free of the current problems.

In every case, a 'champion' took a stand and created a small team made up of different levels and knowledge bases that performed what could not be accomplished without strong cooperation.

The right time and the only time for Organisation Design 2.0 is when a leader emerges and decides to take a stand for a future that does not yet exist. We can help you bring the possible future into existence.

Your Next Steps

If your aim is to produce extraordinary results and get the best from your teams, then McMaster & Brown’s “Discovery Call” is the best next step to take. We have designed this call to take place over zoom or the telephone if you prefer, either with you individually or with your top staff members. Here is what we WILL accomplish together in this fast-paced, zero-nonsense session:

The Power Of Organisation - OUT NOW

If you want to achieve extraordinary results, the first place to start is organisation design.

For your new idea to succeed you must create:

  • The right conditions.
  • Alignment.
  • NEW rules for NEW thinking.

This book breaks down the essential elements of organisation design into simple applied actions that will produce dramatic and rapid results.

Both the challenges and opportunities faced by business organisations today have never been greater. The current leadership and management theory is inadequate to resolve the paradox that exists.

The Power of Organisation is the first book in a series of seven. Each book is aimed at highlighting a different aspect of organisation design.  

There is a paradox between maintaining control whilst enabling freedom and innovation. It started with the Industrial Revolution and has been renewed by the influence of the pandemic.

The secret lies within organisation design itself.


"“The Buddhist point of view takes the function of work to be at least threefold: to give one a chance to utilize and develop one’s faculties; to enable one to overcome one’s own ego-centeredness by joining with other people in a common task, and to bring forth the goods and services needed for a becoming existence. …. To organize work in such a manner that it becomes meaningless, boring, stultifying, or nerve-wracking for the worker would be little short of criminal; it would indicate a greater concern with goods than with people …”"

E.F. Schumacher - 1911-1977
“Buddhist Economics” Resurgences

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Stories From The Edge is the name of our book series and the name of our community.

Both Mike and I have read many many books and no matter how good or informative they were they would always have questions. That is probably the same for all book lovers.

Our community, Stories From The Edge is our way of providing a direct connection with us and an opportunity to learn and develop together. The book is the starting point, the community is were the magic happens, where new ideas emerge and where you the members can share and learn together.

We are not proposing a revolution in organisations and we are recommending a seismic shift in how we design our organisations for the future. There is no single answer. What we propose is a framework of guiding principles and structures that will enable all types of organisations to create their unique organisation design for their unique vision of the future that does not yet exist.

Ultimately we have a simple mission:

To Make Work A Worthwhile Experience For All!

To find out more about our community click here.


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