Tag Archives: Ritual

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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Halloween: the Perils of Pumpkins

I’m impressed by the quality of pumpkins on show: i think it’s a Facebook thing. Competition has definitely hotted up these last few years as my friends settle down to have children and our attempts to compete on the bike … Continue reading

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Baseball: the ritual of the game

As the sun went down over the Target Centre, Robert and I sat in companionable silence, beer and pizza in hand, watching the game. Next to us, a group of college students, joking and shouting. Behind us a mother with … Continue reading

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The risk of ritual

We fill our lives with rituals: every morning i make my cup of tea in the same way, when i write, i set my working space up just so (whatever cafe, train or hotel i’m sat in), when i get … Continue reading

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The role of ritual and why to avoid too much structure in learning

It’s a big day here in Amsterdam, Queen Beatrix has abdicated and handed the crown over to her son, the now King Willem-Alexander. The Dutch like to party and today is no exception: as i write this the celebrations are … Continue reading

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