Category Archives: Storytelling

The Power of Stories

Yesterday i wrote about ‘story listening’. Today, i want to reflect on just what stories are: who owns them, how do they flow, how dangerous are they, and how important they are within the context of the Social Age. Stories … Continue reading

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Story Listening

Part of #WorkingOutLoud is to continually revisit your work, iterating new ideas as you prototype and trial things out in practice. With that in mind, i’ve been sharing some new language around ‘Story Listening’, to sit as part of developing … Continue reading

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The Hidden Story

Organisations tell stories: some of them carefully crafted, beautifully illustrated and well intentioned. Others, blunt, careless and unfortunate. But all within the public sphere. These are the visible stories, with our sight and earshot, to some extent, under our control. … Continue reading

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Developing Social Roles in your Organisation

Formal knowledge is that which we own, which is visible to us, which we can control. Tacit knowledge is that which lies within our community. Tacit knowledge is grounded in experience: it may not be perfect, it may not be … Continue reading

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Using Narrative in Small Group Simulations: Reflections from IITSEC

Measuring collective performance is challenging: we can assess quantitative outcomes based around tasks and tests, but not necessarily the internal coherence of a team and the interplay of individual relationships. We may be able to measure specific task outcomes, but … Continue reading

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Story Flow

I’ve outlined the three levels narrative that we can consider within organisations: personal, co-created and organisational. They are three lenses on the world around us, each from a different perspective and serving a different purpose. Today, i want to consider … Continue reading

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The 3 Levels of Narrative: The Organisational Story

We’ve arrived at the top level of narrative: the Organisational story. I’ve been sharing a framework for storytelling that can be used in the design of Social Learning or across other aspects of the Social Age, such as Change, or … Continue reading

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