Our outpost in New Zealand How do organizations work without managers? From January 2017 to 2018 OPSY-doctoral student Bernhard Resch is in New Zealand to complete his dissertation, acting as a visiting scholar at Victoria University of Wellington. Within the scope of his SNSF-funded research project, he is investigating together with the Enspiral Network, how power relationships in organizations change when permanent management positions are abolished. His special focus is on the interplay of emotions and affects in this process. Enspiral—originally a co-working space—is a network of 15 companies, or more than 300 freelancers, individual entrepreneurs and contributors, who promote social entrepreneurship. They have developed a new type of organization that combines different levels of commitment, while decisions are made collaboratively, and some of the finances are consolidated and subsequently managed in a participatory manner. Further information can also be found at the network’s blog Enspiral Tales. The heart of Enspiral is a foundation. Under this umbrella gather companies, freelancers and various contributors. Bernhard's academic homestead in Wellington is the School of Management at Victoria University, where he is part of the doctoral program and simultaneously accompanied by Prof. Stephen Cummings in his work on publications. The project is ideally placed in the school’s focus area “creative management”. An overall research interest which is strengthened by the central location of the university, right New Zealand’s government district, at the heart of its Hollywood-oriented creative industries and surrounded by numerous corporate headquarters.