Tag Archives: Communication

Formal and Informal sharing in the Social Age

Outside of formal channels is where some of the best sharing takes place: is where we conduct our ‘sense making‘ activities and forge broad connections to create new meaning. As the four walls of organisations become increasingly permeable, we see … Continue reading

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The death of letters

I’ve been sorting through the attic, clearing out old toys and games and sorting out boxes of old letters and cards: the accumulated paperwork that follows us through life. Funny thing though, the trail is getting thin. Through my teens … Continue reading

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Clear stories

The summer always brings festivals: a chance to hear music that one knows and loves as well as to discover new talent. This evening, i’ve been to a gig in Hoxton by Evening Hymns, a Canadian artist, performing tracks from … Continue reading

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Why social businesses, leaders and learners need to understand amplification

I was never much good at organised games at school. To be honest, i just wasn’t very engaged. Whilst the other boys were charging around the rugby pitch in the rain, sliding through the mud and acquiring scars to carry … Continue reading

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Co-Creating a live learning narrative

I’m at a conference today where we’re using a live Twitter stream to co-create a shared learning narrative, using a range of media to explore innovation and creativity. There’s poetry, presentations, yoga and films, interviews, a book festival and conversations … Continue reading

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Authenticity

It was a long day yesterday: up at five thirty, then after delivering the workshop we went for a drink, and i finally got home from London about nine. I have to say that i was exhausted, which drove my … Continue reading

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Communication at times of organisational change: relevance, amplification and community

Change is the normal state for organisations, but one that many are ill equipped to deal with. As it’s friday, i’ve decided to play with some new ideas: in this case a model to explore the role of social communities … Continue reading

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Communicating

I’m writing in the apartment in Amsterdam today, up on the fourth floor, looking out over the city. It’s a bright day, clear views. This morning i’ve been communicating with colleagues in the UK, the US, Germany, Ireland and Asia. … Continue reading

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Informal technology: social learning

Those who know me well are familiar with my tendency to anthropomorphise technology, to assign it with traits and personality: my car has a name and distinctly mischievous identity. Some technology is ‘friendly‘, whilst other is far more formal. Even … Continue reading

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Do your stories face inwards or out? Thinking about our messages in learning design

There’s a problem with organisational learning: sometimes it faces inwards when it should face out. ‘Facing in‘ is when we tell stories that have meaning just to us. ‘Facing out‘ is when we tell stories that have meaning to others. … Continue reading

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