Category Archives: Gender

Gender Effects in Trust: a #WorkingOutLoud post

Do men and women think about, or experience, ‘trust’ differently? At this early stage in the Landscape of Trust research, it’s hard to say for sure, but what is clear is that, across a range of metrics, gender is one … Continue reading

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Gender in Technology: Feature or Culture?

I was pretty tired when i got home last night: a long day in London, a delayed train home, it was gone midnight when i opened the door and stepped inside. Only as i was falling asleep did i realise … Continue reading

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Mentoring: a matter of Hope and Trust

I thought I’d got off at the wrong floor at first: the buzz of conversation was loud, even from the lift lobby. I was priding myself at having arrived early for the Mentoring event, thinking I’d have time to catch … Continue reading

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Building a marketplace for ideas: #diversity for social learning

Communities are built on consensus: they tolerate difference and thrive on diversity, but only within limits. Stretch them too far and there will be a break. I’ve been revisiting ideas around community, moderation and the creation of meaning this week … Continue reading

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Inequality: can we afford to leave anyone behind?

The thing about travelling is that it broadens your perspective, it gives you views you never had when you stood still. Whilst travelling by train through Europe at the weekend, a friend commented that she’d never realised how restrictive her … Continue reading

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In the global workplace, whose rules apply? Tackling moral and ethical questions in social learning spaces

Homosexuality is illegal in around 70 countries around the world. Out of a total of around 195 recognised states, that’s about 36%. In the last year, i’ve worked on three projects around diversity and inclusion, the messaging being clear that … Continue reading

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What is social learning? Part Two: the organisational experience

In this series of three articles, i want to explore social learning from the perspective of the individual and the organisation in today’s workplace and then take a look to the future, to where social may take us. Yesterday we … Continue reading

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