Category Archives: Culture

The Culture of the Socially Dynamic Organisation

As I’ve been writing over the last couple of weeks on the Socially Dynamic Organisation, I’ve been revisiting the 70 or so articles that I’ve written so far exploring this space. The more I write, and the more I think, … Continue reading

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Our Shared Differences

I am fortunate in being able to visit many different countries, to be a guest in many different cultures. As one travels around the world one moves not only in miles and metres but also in culture and difference. My … Continue reading

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From One To Three Dimensions

From the outside of any culture, we project: we rely on stereotype, assumption, preconditioned knowledge and guesswork. It’s a one dimensional view. Immersed within it, we build out the other dimensions: we add depth and colour, nuance and detail. That’s … Continue reading

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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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