Tag Archives: Belonging

Merging Cultures

Today i am #WorkingOutLoud on ideas around culture: specifically questions around the merging of cultures (if such a thing is even possible). When Organisations acquire or connect with other entities, they bring not only ‘stuff’, like offices, telephones, contracts, systems, … Continue reading

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Government – Society – Organisation: Evolution

This is very early stage #WorkingOutLoud – a piece, considering the taxonomy of social systems and evolving structures of society in the broadest context of the Social Age. We tend to understand society in terms of fixed structures and the … Continue reading

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The Familiar and the Strange

I was talking with two friends yesterday: one at home, one in the office. One had the bare plaster walls, curtain-less windows, obligatory view of an office block, and poor lighting. The other had bookshelves stacked with mementos and favourite … Continue reading

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Belonging

I’m running a workshop today around belonging: a value that we calculate for the varied spaces that we occupy, and which, when present, appears to give us something tangible and desired. We seek to belong, but exactly what we belong … Continue reading

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19 Sub Questions on ’The Future of Work’

Yesterday i shared a series of questions around the first two elements of this framework – it’s an enquiry framework for Teams to explore what type of ‘future of work’ they desire. Today, i’m adding a second layer of sub … Continue reading

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14 Questions About Belonging

We talk about ‘belonging’ a great deal: how we belong to communities, belong at work, or belong within a culture. But what does ‘belonging’ mean, and what happens when it goes wrong? As part of a reflective activity, one may … Continue reading

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#WorkingOutLoud on Community Building

This sketch may be rather overcome with colours, but partly that is to reflect the vibrant landscape of our own Communities: it indicates some of the key aspects to consider, when consider Community. The ideas here are built of of … Continue reading

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Change Curve: Cognition

As we work our way through the Change framework, i’m looking at the ways we overcome resistance. I’ve categorised the Resistors into four spaces: technology, communication, cognition and behaviour. For each, i’m sharing ways we can understand the resistance and … Continue reading

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Meeting Alice Cooper. A gratuitous post about Rock and Roll and what we can all learn about community.

It’s painfully early, pouring with rain and everyone on the train looks tired. I shared a smile with the girl opposite me, she’s dressed in a tracksuit, obviously out of place amongst the London commuters, but clearly we were both … Continue reading

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