Finding Human Space

Evolving Web

One of my favorite things to do when working with Swedish (or Norwegian) teams or audiences is to get them to laugh. They are our friends. The world is filled with different people. Wonderful people. Interesting people.

2018 204

Creativity and experience on the distributed web

Jenny Connected

Just last week a friend was running a management game for a group of MSc students. Students are required to work in teams to solve simulated ‘real-world’ problems. Most painters create their work individually, even if they employ teams of people to produce their ideas.

2018 148

Finding Human Space

Evolving Web

One of my favorite things to do when working with Swedish (or Norwegian) teams or audiences is to get them to laugh. They are our friends. The world is filled with different people. Wonderful people. Interesting people.

2018 130

Embrace the Stupid First Draft

Michael Sampson - Currents

Call a friend to chat through your latest crazy idea. Propose your idea in your team meeting. All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident. Arthur Schopenhauer].

2018 116

Effecting Change – the Cohesive, Larger Vision

Michael Sampson - Currents

The ability of email to facilitate business, to bring project teams together, to offer strong data protection in the new world of GDPR, to enable participation across the organisation in communities of interest and practice … just isn’t there any more.

2018 116

How to use Net-Map in Monitoring and Evaluation

Net-Map Toolbox

This might sound rather basic, but I have interacted with a lot of teams who were very excited to Net-Map the impact of their interventions but had nothing to compare it to. Don’t just hang out with your friends and group-think.

2018 116

Smartphones use outside work hours cause exhaustion: the case against mobile learning?

Joitske Hulsebosch

You can only do one thing at the time, hence engaging in smartphone activities often implies not being their with your attention for your family or friends. Last Friday I had a dinner with 3 colleagues, our yearly dinner.

2018 130

Designing nesting thresholds

Chris Corrigan

It’s no exaggeration to say that this is almost a ritual experience, especially if the work you are doing involves creating intangible outcomes such as team building, good relations, conflict resolution or community. .

2018 55

Short time, World Cafe to the rescue

Chris Corrigan

Helping a friend with a design challenge today. Get the core team to look at the clusters and write a shared purpose statement from it. He is running a small group process at the end of a day of presentations about energy futures in a small community.

2018 51

A beautiful reflection on the Art of Hosting on Bowen Island

Chris Corrigan

Since 2004 there has been an annual Art of Hosting learning event offered by a really solid team of my most deeply experienced and connected friends and colleagues. Bowen Island is where I live and work.

2018 49