Category Archives: Culture

4 Flavours of Culture: Potential, Fractured, Functional, Invested

At the end of a long week, rounding up by sharing something about ‘four flavours of culture’, built out of the semiotic square i shared earlier int eh week. For me, this was something of a breakthrough: starting to consider … Continue reading

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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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