Category Archives: Culture

Story Sharing: The Perils of Power

As organisations try to harness the power of communities, there is a real risk that they kill them. Well meaning, well intentioned, organisations, but ones who carry existing power dynamics into social spaces. I thought i’d try to illustrate that … Continue reading

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Aggregated Cultural Failure

This sketch is imperfect, but i’m trying to find a way to represent the aggregated effects of culture: how is it that cultures fail, when the individuals within them cannot all desire that failed outcome. It’s an exploration of the … Continue reading

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#TakeAKnee

Something strange is happening, but i’m unclear, as yet, what momentum it will build: as part of #WorkingOutLoud, i try to observe, analyse, and share the earliest stage reflections, so please take it in that spirit (and not an overtly … Continue reading

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#WorkingOutLoud on The Projection and Flow of Trust

Some more early stage #WorkingOutLoud around the Landscape of Trust today. I’ve been thinking about culture, and the influence of trust within this: does high trust hold a culture static, or make it dynamic? Recently i shared some early work … Continue reading

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Cultural Lava

I was talking about the evolution of culture today, trying to explain how culture forms, sets, how new cultures overrun the old. I used some new language, around lava: if you’ve ever seen lava flow, it starts red hot, but … Continue reading

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When Strength Becomes Weakness

Within the maelstrom of change as organisations seek to adapt to the new realities of the Social Age, there’s an important aspect to consider: in a new space, our historic strengths may be our contemporary weakness. The codified strength of … Continue reading

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Organisational Pollution and Ethical Choice

Our choices are made within a framework of consequence, some externally applied, some internally moderated. Our ethical framework, the moral principles that govern our behaviour, is neither absolute, not rigid: it’s learned and flexible, influenced through a range of factors, … Continue reading

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