Category Archives: Culture

The Things We Invest

As I work around the Landscape of Trust I’ve been thinking a little bit about investment: not the money that we invest, but the other things, the things that we as individuals invest in the organisations that we work for, … Continue reading

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Gated Culture

Continuing a series of reflections around the Socially Dynamic Organisation, today looking at aspects of culture and, in particular, to expand out the notion of the gated culture: one to which there is a high barrier to entry, but high … Continue reading

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Emergent Community

I’m using a series of pieces to explore aspects of the Socially Dynamic Organisation and, today, my thoughts have turned to culture and community. I often describe ‘community’ according to two principles: shared purpose and shared values. Shared purpose can … Continue reading

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Aspiration and Culture

We paint pictures in our minds: the culture we desire. Then we act, and co-create the culture that we deserve. Understanding the difference is important: one is written on the wall of the elevator, the other is how the receptionist … Continue reading

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Induction: Mechanistic and Tacit knowledge

The Socially Dynamic organisation has highly connected individuals and teams, aligned to the strategic ambitions of the business, not just aligned to their local team. Typically we see two elements of an induction programme: the Mechanistic and Tacit. Mechanistic elements … Continue reading

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An Imperfect Humanity: Pity and Grace

This is a #WorkingOutLoud post as i shape some new thinking around coherence in culture, social justice and the social contract: aspects of the Social Age. So don’t take these thoughts as fully formed, but rather as part of an … Continue reading

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A Great Shared Venture: Why We Need To Rewire HR

People are generally trustworthy, generally good, generally fair. Work is not just what they do to earn money: they just happen to be paid for some of the work that they do. Not raising children. Or studying. Those things are … Continue reading

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