Tag Archives: Culture

The Grammar of Culture

My nephew has become seemingly obsessed by Supermarkets, wanting to know how they evolved, when i first visited one, where it was located, what brand it was. My own experience of supermarkets as a child was not radically different from … Continue reading

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To Seek A Truth

One cannot help but be caught up in the frenzy of thinking and discussion around politics, truth or post truth, facts or lack thereof, communication, and change. There’s no doubt that a lot is happening. I’m deeply uneasy: not specifically … Continue reading

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The Erosion and Rebuilding of Culture

Culture is cocreated in the moment through the actions of every individual: the organisation may believe that it can own and shape it, but in reality it simply frames it. If I join a new organisation, I can go through … Continue reading

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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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