Tag Archives: Culture

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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Fragments of Fairness: why every conversation counts

A few weeks ago i published the ‘Framework for Fairness‘. It’s a practical exploration of how we incorporate fairness into every conversation. Why? Because if we save it for special ones, we cannot hope to be truly fair. I’ve had … Continue reading

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DIsruptive Environments: why wallpaper may not matter

The relationship between environment and culture is an interesting one: i’ve been particularly lucky this week to work in a wide range of organisations, sporting different physical spaces, from the high tech glassy to the downright arty slum. In one … Continue reading

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