Category Archives: Community

Government – Society – Organisation: Evolution

This is very early stage #WorkingOutLoud – a piece, considering the taxonomy of social systems and evolving structures of society in the broadest context of the Social Age. We tend to understand society in terms of fixed structures and the … Continue reading

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The Web

When we consider the Socially Dynamic Organisation, the notion of a ‘web’ of connection is easy to visualise, but probably incorrect. The Social structure of the Organisations is lumpy, clumped into trust bonded units, tribes, each of which may form … Continue reading

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Convening

The world is changing, yet again. It’s almost like it turns in circles. We have started to convene, back within ‘real’ spaces for ‘real’ conversations. And yet i do not want comfort. When we come together i do not want … Continue reading

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14 Questions About Belonging

We talk about ‘belonging’ a great deal: how we belong to communities, belong at work, or belong within a culture. But what does ‘belonging’ mean, and what happens when it goes wrong? As part of a reflective activity, one may … Continue reading

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#WorkingOutLoud on Community Building

This sketch may be rather overcome with colours, but partly that is to reflect the vibrant landscape of our own Communities: it indicates some of the key aspects to consider, when consider Community. The ideas here are built of of … Continue reading

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The Wrong Hat

When my son was born, i found myself in an unfamiliar environment. Hospital systems can be inherently disconcerting, because they strip away our sense of control and power. If you are admitted, virtually the first thing they do is to … Continue reading

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Pause – Refresh – Renew: Overcoming Exhaustion in Remote Culture

Last year i wrote a book called ‘Finding Your Campfire: A Remote Working Survival Guide’. I called it my ‘emergency book’, written over the first two months of the UK lockdown, and it explored three aspects of the journey out … Continue reading

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To Build Gateways

As communities find their unity, they build their walls: the forces that bring us together also hold us apart. One role of Social Leaders is to build gateways, and to be mindful of how those gateways are guarded: it’s not … Continue reading

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Community Building: Space and Gateways

Just #WorkingOutLoud today to share two new illustrations around the Community Building work. This first one is about our role as Community Builders: it sits alongside a questions that asks which ‘self’ people can bring into a Community. It’s part … Continue reading

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Which Self Do You Bring To The Community?

This week i am building out the work around Communities, exploring how we join them, build them, or are excluded from them. When we join a Community, we bring our ‘self’ into that space. But which ‘self’ do we bring? … Continue reading

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