The myth of managed culture change

Chris Corrigan

For a long time I have known that the idea that culture change can be managed is a myth. A culture is emergent and is the result of millions of interactions, behaviours, artifacts and stories that people build up over time. Culture includes stories but it is not a story.

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Complexity and movements change culture

Chris Corrigan

They adjust and learn as they go, and they both respond to and change their context. There are no movement structures, but instead a movement is a mass migration of people, organizations, businesses and communities unified in common story, driving to shift culture, policy, behavior and norms.

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Trending Sources

Can you change organizational culture?

Net-Map Toolbox

What organizational culture might these ladies be brewing? The automatic reaction to this insight seems to be: Let’s figure out what culture we have, what culture we want and then let’s go fix it. The first challenge is finding out what culture you have.

Culture, Change and Faith

Online Community Strategy

It occurs to me that most organizations are in a similar state today – business models, culture, internal structure – basically most everything needs some level of transformation to thrive in the new increasingly connected and empowered market that is emerging globally.

Towards A More Participatory Culture: Enterprise Q&A

Collaborative Thinking

While it seems to be straightforward (ask a question, get an answer), the cultural and social networking dynamics are nuanced. Below are several questions you might want to ask yourself if you are looking into this topic: Where should the question get published to maximize the change of getting a applicable answer? Alone, it’s unlikely to transform the organization or cause dramatic cultural change.

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I’ve Changed My Mind

How to Save the World

H uman beings, it seems, change our worldviews — what we value and believe to be true — pretty slowly. These radical changes in my worldview have been difficult to internalize and come to grips with. How the World Really Works Our Culture / Ourselves

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Dave Snowden’s reflections on a theory of change

Chris Corrigan

Dave is working on a theory of change, which I think is a good thing. In this latest post he has a nice summation of the way to move to action in complex situations (like cultures): So where we are looking at culture change (to take an example), we first map the narrative landscape to see what the current dispositional state is. That allows us to look at where we have the potential to change, and where change would be near impossible to achieve.

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Literature Review: Improving Work Practices in Times of Change

Collaborative Thinking

Hopefully, the Review is somewhat related to an eventual Thesis so I've tried to pull together some thoughts on how to improve work practices in times of change (explained below). Improving Work Practices in Times of Change. Embracing a Culture of Connectivity | Berkman Center.

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Changing the landscape…

Michelle Laurie

It’s fall in Canada and a season full of change. The leaves change colour, the temperature cools and the wind picks up! I love change and I love fall. This year we are inspired to change our landscape and experience a different culture for a few months.

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Collaboration and Culture Analytics: Answering Key Questions During a Merger or Acquisition

Michael Sampson - Currents

Two of the scenario areas that Dorje and Sam covered in the recent ClearBox Consulting Intranet Analytics report were Collaboration and Culture. Measuring culture is not straightforward. How do you define culture? Culture & Competency Microsoft Office 365

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Changing IT Mindsets From Deployment To Adoption

Collaborative Thinking

efforts, “culture” is often cited as the reason results fail to meet expectations set when the project is approved. To make up for the shortsightedness, we respond (after the solution has been deployed and after the project has officially ended) with governance programs, user experience enhancements, change management processes, and community outreach efforts.

The Power of Action Learning: A Process for Building a Collaborative Culture

John Tropea - Delicious Faciliatation

One of the most powerful tools for moving an organization’s culture toward collaboration and knowledge sharing is a process called Action Learning. Building a culture of collaboration. Action learning builds a culture of team work and of collaboration.

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Getting People to Change

Hildy Gottlieb

If creating the world we want means getting people to change what they currently do, how can we get people to change? We share that we are building a movement for making visionary community results the norm in social change work, rather than the exception.

What Do You Want to Argue About? How Technology Can Influence Culture

Michael Sampson - Currents

With a shared collaborative workspace, where the latest version is posted, with email or instant messaging or Twitter-like alerts whenever the number changes - it's more likely people will put more of their argumentative effort into implications and consequences.

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Changing attitudes to leadership

Jenny Connected

There’s no doubt that if everyone in a given group or network is a leader, then everyone is also a follower and a view of leadership as invested in one charismatic person would have to change. The questions we ask about leadership would have to change.

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Herding the Smart Cats: Successful IT Change Leadership

Partnering Resources

Herding the Smart Cats: IT Change Leadership. Other times, this is a challenge, like when trying to change behavior. Change could be hard. They served as the eyes and ears of the change process and spoke frankly about implementation challenges.

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The changing role of the online teacher

Jenny Connected

Sian and her Edinburgh colleagues’ interest in automated teaching resulted from teaching a MOOC (E-Learning and Digital Cultures – EDCMOOC ), which enrolled 51000 students.

2015 23

Change your meetings, change your culture

Viv Mcwaters

We believe that it’s in our meetings that we create our culture. Change your meetings, change your culture is a post from: vivmcwaters.com.au. Culture Facilitation General1st of February – it’s when the new year ‘really’ starts here in Australia. The kids are back at school, most people are back at work, we’re all planning our next holiday…the weather is great.

How This Culture Makes Addicts of Us All (and Why That’s OK)

How to Save the World

S uppose our unsustainable economy wasn’t in the early stages of complete collapse, and that we weren’t running out of the cheap energy on which our society totally depends, and that we hadn’t so screwed up our environment that we’d precipitated runaway climate change.

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The Cultural Impact of The Future of You

Elsua

Well, if you take a look into the article you would see how Dr. Chamorro celebrates three suggestions he thinks are going to work really well for knowledge workers, but perhaps he forgets how the whole thing changes as soon as you enter the corporate world.

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Behavior change strategy cards (from Artefact)

John Tropea - Delicious Faciliatation

change. changing people’s behaviors. To use the cards Identify a behavior you’d like the change. Influence of fantasy ability on attitude change through role playing. Those who played persuaders, and actively argued against smoking, were more likely to change their own. cultural, religious, or social groups. to change the way they actually. actually changed people’s experiences.1 cards facilitation behavior change Behavior. strategy.

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How Our Narratives Inform Our Hopes for Change

How to Save the World

Eric’s point is that the markedly different positions staked out by well-meaning, informed people on this issue stem from their different worldviews — the way they see our human culture operating and functioning, how they perceive the world really works. Our Culture / Ourselves

2014 16

Social Innovation Meetup: “Exploring Labs for Social Change” – presentation notes

Making CommunitySense

Theme: “Exploring Labs for Social Change” Social innovation labs are very popular as instruments for “changing the system” However, what actually happens in these labs? How do they help accomplish social change? How do we change values, etc.

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Change Management for Digital Transformation – my Keynote at the Digital Workplace Conference 2016

Michael Sampson - Currents

It was a great privilege to be able to speak at the conference, especially on the topic of change management for digital transformation, an area I have focused on for most of the past decade. slides 15-16) there are various names applied to these changes, and one commonality is that “tec(h)” is central to them all. slides 17-22) digital transformation is about digital-enabled change, and it has direct and indirect effects.

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Changing attitudes to leadership

Jenny Connected

There’s no doubt that if everyone in a given group or network is a leader, then everyone is also a follower and a view of leadership as invested in one charismatic person would have to change. The questions we ask about leadership would have to change.

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Context and culture in communities of practice

Jenny Connected

A predominant feature of BEtreat was the impact of context and culture on the learning process. On reflection it might have been helpful to go further than the descriptive sharing that we did, most of which was not relevant to other contexts, and instead focus on analysing the culture of the different communities with a view to understanding them better and being able to better make comparisons. of the article), what the central paradigm of a culture is.

In Frankfurt Enterprise 2.0 = Organizational Change & People Challenges

21st Century Organization

e20s was a management rather than technology conference, with organizational impact and change the elephant in the room. Please challenge and enrich my thinking as did #e20s conversations live and on Twitter, especially during the Social Networking Culture Workshop.

Anger, Social Change and a Major “Aha”

Hildy Gottlieb

Last week, an incident involving Rush Limbaugh, Robert Egger, a YouTube video and a small hew and cry led to my blog question asking, “Where, if at all, is the place for anger in social change?”. Social Change? Just look at the words themselves: Social Change. Changing the World.

Culture Challenges and Adoption with Collaboration - A Response to Joe Leno

Michael Sampson - Currents

Sharing a culture that supports and extends collaboration. Being Collaborative Collaboration Culture Collaboration Philosophy User Adoption

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Changing the world of work: it takes a network

Patti Anklam

I was nostalgic for the Camelot of Collaboration and being part of a company where sharing was culturally embedded and trust abounded or was, with the introduction of ESNs, plausibly possible. I joined too late to provide an essay for the inaugural publication: Changing the World of Work.

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The artefacts of organisational culture

Viv Mcwaters

The signs seemed, to me, to indicate a culture of control and mistrust. A colleague used to say that he could tell a lot about an organisation’s culture simply by visiting the tea-room and seeing what artefacts were present. Like the signs in the clubrooms, tearooms are a microcosm of the broader organisational culture: signs about how to act, notices about social events, what’s stuck on the fridge, newspapers or magazines. Culture Facilitation

Are you we? Or are you I?

Net-Map Toolbox

Working in an international organization, I see that we have a strange mixed relationship to our awareness of cultural differences. ” or rather “As a group we could achieve so much more if we changed this.” And she said WHAT?

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SXSW Notes: Content As a Means for Social Change

Portals and KM

This is the session on Content As a Means for Social Change led by Biz Stone, CCO/Co-founder, The Obvious Corporation and Brian Sirgutz, SVP, Social Impact, AOL/Huffington Post. As social and Internet entrepreneurs search for ways to effect IRL social change by using online tools and platforms, the focus has been on social media. His life has changed as a result on the need to impact social change. In June of 2011 he co-founded an organization to help change the world.

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Trust and Networks

Alchemy of Change

When people trust each other, it’s easier to respond to change in a smart, coordinated way. Professional facilitation techniques are an excellent starting place and can be very helpful in catalyzing a culture of mutual respect in a network. Trust makes networks work.

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SEEFA symposium identifies challenges to innovation in Ageing Better – it’s culture as much as tech

Social Reporter

Summary: a symposium on innovation, technology and later life provides confirmation that many of the challenges to making use of tech for ageing better are organisational and cultural as well as technical. Technology has changed the world dramatically, and it will continue to change. Technology is changing fast – you don’t have to be older to get out of date. Everyone needs a reason to change, and changes to services could be the catalyst.

Resisting Change – Luddites Unite!

Elsua

No wonder I keep musing about another rather thought-provoking sentence she put together as well in that superb article: ‘ Technological change does not automatically equate with progress ’. That’s when our change and transformation journeys will begin….

The KM and Social Computing Culture Changes

Elsua

Especially, after I have covered some of this, just recently, in a couple of recent posts (" Defining Knowledge Management and Enterprise 2.0 — Sharing Your Story " and " Culture Eats Strategy for Lunch ").

F-Suites for C-Suites: 4 Futures Thinking Toolkits To Help C-Suite Leaders Thrive in a World of Change « emergent by design

John Tropea - Delicious Faciliatation

F-Suites for C-Suites: 4 Futures Thinking Toolkits To Help C-Suite Leaders Thrive in a World of Change. The world is changing. The “myth and metaphor” layer that reveals the deep ideas that an individual or culture holds that are giving birth to any singular worldview.

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The artefacts of organisational culture

Viv Mcwaters

The signs seemed, to me, to indicate a culture of control and mistrust. A colleague used to say that he could tell a lot about an organisation’s culture simply by visiting the tea-room and seeing what artefacts were present. Like the signs in the clubrooms, tearooms are a microcosm of the broader organisational culture: signs about how to act, notices about social events, what’s stuck on the fridge, newspapers or magazines.

The Evolution of Cooperation

Jenny Connected

Cultural Evolution. Culture is what we learn from each other not what we are born with, but it can evolve in the sense that groups that engage in social learning learn more effectively and so are able to adapt to a changing environment more effectively. Cultural evolution is based on biologically evolved attentional and social capacities. The evolved capacity for social learning was particularly adaptive during time of radical environmental change.

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