Workplace realities

Workplace Realities

The TIPS™ Managerial Leadership Framework is an emerging development construct based on the belief that business leadership is ultimately about facilitating a creative networked learning environment. Critical characteristics include: being results driven, building on trust, knowledge, credibility and a safe-to-fail work culture, conducive to the co-creation of the following emerging workplace realties:

There are three overarching workplace realities that transpire and these are coordinated, collaborative and/or cooperative organisational realities. These realities are underpinned by the exchange of and level of energy flow versus social interaction, and both energy flow and social interaction impact on these realities each one serves a purpose dependent on context.

It is important to note that none of these realities should be posited as a singular truth for a singular context because that would promote the possibility of a normalised reality. To this end, the multi-focal Business Leadership framework deliberately intends to promote the possibility of a non-normalised  multi-layered reality, which allows for oscillation between coordinated, collaborative and cooperative realities as they may emerge depending the context.

Emerging Workplace Reality

Described As

Coordinated workplace

A coordinated workplace reality refers to a task and deadline driven work environment, and action is taken based on the specialist/expert knowledge as promoted by an individual in a position of power. 

Collaborative workplace

A collaborative workplace reality refers to an engagement amongst members of a community of practice, where ideas as introduced by a central figure within the hierarchy of the workplace are explored and tested by participation. This is in an attempt to amend/alter proposed business solutions to complex business challenges.

Cooperative workplace

A cooperative workplace reality refers to a self-directed choice to engage, where knowledge workers/artisans choose to give of themselves, and collect from others that have also chosen to give of themselves. Cooperation works from the position that in such a reality there is abundance of knowledge, skills, potential and possibilities which allows co-creation to flourish in an attempt to establish not only what is perceived as a possible outcome, but rather to transcend the boundaries of what is thought to be possible.


Influence the co-creation of sustainable societies


Growing agile, aligned and engaged leaders


Co-creating realities


To strengthen the growth of agile, aligned and engaged leaders, who co-create innovative ecosystems and sustainable transformational societies


  • Being curious
  • Seeking truth
  • Leveraging interconnectedness
  • Awakening the senses
  • Taking responsibility for crafting just and dynamic societies
  • Embracing holism and living harmoniously
  • Appreciating the shadow
  • Mastering balance with integrity