Category Archives: Culture

Paradigms

I’ve switched focus to a very high and broad view today, sharing an illustration of one way we can view the paradigm of the Social Age. This view is a structural one: the largest playing pieces on the board: it … Continue reading

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Art Not Art #2

I’m revisiting my thinking about what constitutes Art in the age of the Art Engines, and an open question for me as to whether there is a uniquely human component of this. Specifically i am responding to challenges and ideas … Continue reading

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Berlin Walk

The edge-land spaces in Berlin are to the front of stage, easy to spot as you walk through the city by day or night. There is the obvious tension of the old and the new, and the languages in which … Continue reading

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Art Not Art

Berlin is a city of graffiti: you do not have to walk far to find something scrawled, painted, or posted upon the wall. By a human hand. It’s easy to come down on the wrong side of a debate: bound … Continue reading

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Culture

To the extent that it is discernible at all, culture is held in our lived experience, framed by the architectural structures of the built environment, our behavioural and codified rituals, our systems of individual and shared belief, imbued tokens of … Continue reading

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Merging Cultures

Today i am #WorkingOutLoud on ideas around culture: specifically questions around the merging of cultures (if such a thing is even possible). When Organisations acquire or connect with other entities, they bring not only ‘stuff’, like offices, telephones, contracts, systems, … Continue reading

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Mission, Culture, Values

In ‘The Socially Dynamic Organisation’ i explored a new model of Organisational design, based upon the notion that the context of Organisations has evolved (the Social Age), the nature of engagement has shifted (to intersection of formal and social), and … Continue reading

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The Path

“Bullets cannot kill love”, said Olav Fykse Tveit, the head of the Norwegian Protestant Church at a memorial service in the capital, Oslo, yesterday, following the murder of two people, and wounding of many more, at an attack in one … Continue reading

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Time

It’s a common feature of my conversations within a whole range of Organisations that people are busy: in fact, it’s consistently the #1 thing that people say that they need more of in order to learn, or to effect change. … Continue reading

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Building Culture

I’m off to Orlando today for the ATD Conference next week, where i’m sharing a session on ‘Building Culture’ with my friends over at Novartis. As i prepare for the session (it’s a long flight) i find myself thinking about … Continue reading

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