So far i’ve pulled together some of the foundations of this work: there is a research programme in place around the ‘Landscape‘, which seeks to establish definitions and a baseline, i’ve started sketching out the Taxonomy (which runs from ‘no trust’ to ‘blind trust‘), i’ve introduced a first framework around Trust/Mistrust, as a way of viewing how healthy the organisation is, and i’ve introduced the Triangle of Trust as a practical tool for exploring how individual action and intent impacts in the organisation.
Today i’m sharing all of this work for the first time, to a conference of 260 graduates in a global organisation. I’ve pulled together the core narrative, and developed some exercises, but necessarily this is a prototype event: the narrative is untested and new, and the research itself is early stage, but the opportunity to iterate and test in this way is invaluable. It’s only through the telling and retelling of stories, the feedback and refinement, that we find the true core narrative.
This body of work is barely five weeks old, so i’m quite prepared for it to evolve rapidly, but already it’s garnered some great interest and feedback. It sits within my wider area of exploration of the Social Age, and clearly directly relates to Social Leadership, establishing Social Learning communities, and building the Socially Dynamic Organisation, so in that sense, i’m pleased with how well it holds together so far, but under no illusions that there is a long way still to go with it.
Thanks for sticking around and being part of the community as i #WorkOutLoud to refine this!