Tag Archives: Culture

When the Bell Tolls

There’s a bell in the pizzeria: i’m sat at the bar, right across the counter from the team making the dough and assembling the pizzas. When a customer leaves, they ring the bell and drop a tip in the jar. … Continue reading

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Layers of Culture: can you see the Graffiti?

Back in Amsterdam: from the window i see smoke curling up from the chimney on the houseboat. It drifts lazily in the morning breeze, barely visible in the grey light. I wonder idly about life on a barge: many of … Continue reading

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Induction: the mechanisms of joining up. A #WorkingOutLoud post

When we join an organisation, we often go through induction: the sequence of stylised sessions and activities that are the organisational equivalent of telling you where the toilets are and which coat hook is yours. I’ve been working on the … Continue reading

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Eclectic Reflections: Culture, Agility, Technology, Authority and Equality

Today, some eclectic reflections on the realities of the Social Age CULTURE: Culture is co-created through actions of individuals in the moment: it’s not aspirational or deterministic. It’s not something written on the wall in the lift. To engage in … Continue reading

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Tradition and Change

We talk of tradition with reverence: it’s age conveys status and permanence. Hallowed and respected, mythic and old. To talk of change is heresy: change is modern, change is clean, change is unfettered by the shackles of history. Tradition is … Continue reading

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A Global Social Age

I ran a big workshop yesterday with a Thai company on ‘Exploring the World of Social Learning‘. I think it went well: we covered the ‘foundations of the Social Age‘, looked at the impacts of ‘social collaborative technology‘ and then … Continue reading

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Frighteningly Global: the democratised, decentralised, new world

Today went well: i presented a webinar on ‘scaffolded Social Learning‘ to around a hundred and thirty people. As is usual, i rewrote the whole thing yesterday and shared it on the blog before it even started. Later i’ll share … Continue reading

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