Category Archives: Culture

Charting how organisational culture fails

I’m running a workshop next week around the CAIR Model of pressure on organisational culture: it’s an exploration of how cultures fail because of internal pressures. Essentially it’s a friction between our core values and the cost of membership of … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Social Age

In a couple of weeks time, i’ll be writing the 750th blog post. We’ve covered a lot of ground. My own thinking has evolved greatly in that time and through this process: a describe the blog now as my ‘first … Continue reading

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The emergence of Global Culture

I’m facilitating some workshops this week around Community Management in Social Learning spaces. One of the Russian delegates mentioned that in her culture it’s ok for the moderator to tell people what to do and they will simply obey, whilst … Continue reading

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Sense making in the Social Age

Back from holiday and off to Bulgaria today to deliver a workshop about social learning and community management. I’ve never been to Bulgaria before, indeed, i’d be hard pushed to tell you anything about it whatsoever that went beyond media … Continue reading

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Fixing the mosaic of organisational culture

Culture is created in the moment through the behaviours of all that inhabit it. An organisation can only be trustworthy or honest as measured by the actions of it’s people. History can provide the backdrop, but the painting is always … Continue reading

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The ecosystem of the Social Age: working, learning and engagement

I’ve been reflecting on the wider ecosystem of the Social Age this week, prompted by several conversations. We have seen, in the last decades, a fundamental shift in the nature of work and the concepts of employment and career. There’s … Continue reading

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The myth of history: why organisational culture is our problem

I keep coming back to culture this week: i’ve had so many people kindly sharing their thoughts and feedback that i can’t put it down. Today, i want to think about heritage and history vs co-creation and current activity. When … Continue reading

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Framing and co-creating organisational culture

I’ve been exploring pressures on organisational culture over the last week or so, looking at how we align our internal values with those of the community and, in turn, choose our course of action. Rifts open up when our personal … Continue reading

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Where’s the bad penny?

This week i’m exploring why some organisational cultures fail: why some places are better to work than others. The CAIR Model of organisational culture measures four dimensions of pressure that can create internal (to the individual) and external rifts. It’s … Continue reading

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Measuring the pressure on organisational culture: the CAIR diagnosis

I’ve taken this week to look at failures in organisational culture and, specifically, the pressures that work across four dimensions to toxify it. Why do good people do bad things? How do cultures come to fail? The CAIR model charts … Continue reading

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