Like a Story from the Divine Comedy
Did you notice the picture? There is an old bearded man shaking an oar over the turbulent vortices of a rough and violent river. The man is ‘taming the flow’ of that furious river — and if that sounds like running a business in modern times, it probably is so.
The image was inspired by a story in the ‘Inferno’ of the Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri (1265 -1321). Phlegyas was the only daemon with the power to cross the river Styx, the river at the boundary between Earth and the Underworld. With this power, Phlegyas would ferry the souls of the dead to the Underworld.
This story superbly represents the idea of TameFlow!
Like Phlegyas taming the flow of waves on the river Styx, TameFlow will ‘tame the flow’ of work, money, information and even well-being throughout your organization. If you are looking for new ways to manage knowledge-work, and make customers, stakeholders and employees happy, you have come to the right place. You are welcome to discover more!
Join the TameFlow Circle
This is where the magic happens. Learn how other people are using the TameFlow Approach to improve their organizations, their teams and themselves. Here you can share your winds, get to know other Circlers through introductions and conversations, and attend regular events together. You will also find out about upcoming interesting events and announcements of any new things that are happening in the world of TameFlow.
Read the books about TameFlow
The TameFlow Approach was developed and refined over the last 30 years. It encompasses a huge body of knowledge. The best way to get familiar with the ideas of the TameFlow Approach is to read the books about it.
In particular the latest book, The Book of TameFlow, Theory of Constraints Applied to Knowledge-Work (by Steve Tendon, 2021), explains unprecedented ways to manage large knowledge-intensive organizations that have to deal with multiple projects, events, stakeholders and teams.
Tools supporting the TameFlow Approach
The TameFlow Approach, especially the operational aspects are strongly founded on collecting and interpreting metrics, often with visual management techniques. Metrics and charting can be made easy with the right tools. Discover what tools can help you with this!