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

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. Cultures are complex and require complexity to change them.

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Let’s Have Another SharePoint Failure! #sharepoint #office365 #culture #failure

Michael Sampson - Currents

– the use of SharePoint takes place within a group of people working at an organisation that has a particular culture. No one in executive management champions the cultural tenets of collaboration, sharing, openness, and transparency. Culture & Competency Microsoft Office 365 Microsoft SharePointThe third step of taking a strategic approach to the use of Office 365 focuses on creating the right organisational context for achieving value.

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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.

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. Alone, it’s unlikely to transform the organization or cause dramatic cultural change. In October of 2011, AIIM (the Association for Information & Imaging Management, a non-profit research, community and educational association), published a survey-based report that examined social business and Enterprise 2.0 trends.

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SEAD White Paper – Learning Across Cultures

Jenny Connected

Our paper “Learning Across Cultures” has been accepted by SEAD and posted on their site along with a number of other papers. It will be interesting to see the outcomes of the meta-analysis and whether the final report has any impact on transdisciplinary, cross-cultural collaboration between the sciences, engineering, arts and design. ‘Our’ refers to Roy Williams, Simone Gumtau and me.

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Public Policy and the Idea of the Vietnamese State: The Cultural Political Economy of Domestic Water Supply

Net-Map Toolbox

case studies International development Other people's work Political Networks Social Networks theoretical considerations Water Management case study Cultural Political Economy Formal governance Informal governance International Development Mekong Delta Nadine Reis Net-Map Peter P.

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Angela on Adoption: Strategies for Building a Collaborative Culture

Michael Sampson - Currents

Watch the video: Down to Business: Adoption Strategies for Building a Collaborative Culture (you can watch the first few minutes without registering, but to watch the whole video you will need to register).

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Think Culture, Not Technology

Michael Sampson - Currents

While the quantification of culture versus technology is interesting, surely it was never expected that technology was the leading factor? Collaboration Culture

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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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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Working Across Cultures – Two Resources

Michael Sampson - Currents

One of the twists with this project is that the client is based in an Asian country, and hence there was a need to think more deeply about how national culture impacts collaboration style and the adoption approach taken. I read some background information on the specific national culture, and also initiated a couple of conversations with people about their experiences in Asia. Culture Last week I was doing some preliminary research for a client project in the adoption area.

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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.

Why culture matters

Chris Corrigan

In this respect culture matters. This distinction us helpful for me working with indigenous communities where program management may rely on analytical tools (and culture is stamped out in the process) but practices need to be grounded in culturally based responses.

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

Michael Sampson - Currents

How people work together - the tools, the practices, the processes - have a big impact on culture. And culture can be changed with a change of tooling - to a degree. Collaboration Collaboration Culture Collaboration Software

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

How to Save the World

But our propensity as a society is to try any ‘simple’ intervention, no matter its cost or effectiveness, rather than doing nothing and thereby acknowledging that the ‘problem’ is inherent in our culture and not solvable. Our Culture / Ourselves

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Net-Map discovers structural holes in Thuringia’s cultural networks (Germany)

Net-Map Toolbox

How do the different players of the art and culture scene connect? Are their networks conducive to a rich and lively sub-culture development or are there disconnects that hold individuals (and the scene as a whole) back?

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The Cultural Impact of The Future of You

Elsua

In “ Cultural Impact of Social Networking in Defining the Workplace of the Future ” you would be able to see my attempt of describing the new kind of skills set that knowledge Web workers would need to excel at if they would want to thrive in an Open Business environment.

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Microsoft, Collaboration, Competition and how not to create a Knowledge-sharing Culture.

Chris Collison

However, reading the more recent articles about the culture of competition in Microsoft, I’m wondering whether he made it as far as the chapter on creating the right cultural environment for knowledge-sharing.

Escaping Groupthink - Bring In An Outsider #collaboration #culture #groupthink

Michael Sampson - Currents

Collaboration Collaboration CulturePaul asks about escaping groupthink , and advocates the role of the outsider in bringing a different perspective: " How can you break out of the group-think that affects most large organizations? How can you escape from the corporate frameworks that shape discussions and ideas? Often we are so close to our own methods and products that it is difficult for us to see clearly. An outsider can bring a simpler, fresher view.

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.

Leadership Creates Culture (and thereby, reality)

Hildy Gottlieb

This is how companies end up with toxic cultures. But when leaders model empathy and clear communication, they create a culture of mutual respect. I’m a big fan of Hugh MacLeod, an artist and business / leadership / being-a-decent-person guru who tells it like it is.

Social Networking "Creates" a Collaboration Culture - Kim Nash

Michael Sampson - Currents

Kim argues that social networking creates a culture of collaboration : " Remember knowledge management? I'm skeptical of any claim that says a technology or tool "creates" a particular culture, especially within a well-established organization with a lot of history. He works for a very large firm, and when they put in Lotus Connections, he told his management that the tools " would reveal our existing culture." That's a cultural turnoff in the extreme.

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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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"Charting Culture"

Endless Knots

From YouTube description: This animation distils hundreds of years of culture into just five minutes. The fad to chart massive amounts of data often leaves me (and others) shrugging. Cool pictures but.

Developing a Cultural Ethos of Collaboration - at The Smarter Office

Michael Sampson - Currents

Over on The Smarter Office blog, I published my latest post - Developing a Cultural Ethos of Collaboration : " In January I attended a major collaboration focused conference in the United States — IBM’s Lotusphere 2012. Read more: Developing a Cultural Ethos of Collaboration.

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

Expertise Location: Don't Forget Process & Cultural Factors

Collaborative Thinking

The post below on expertise location is an update from an earlier Collaborative Thinking post " Expertise Location: Not Just A Tooling Issue " published on January 28, 2010. We have probably all found ourselves in a situation where we knew there was somebody in the organization that could help us with a problem but we had no idea of how to find them.

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. A culture of competitive tendering reduces people’s inclination to cooperate and use what’s already available). While social technology does not on its own enable cooperation and sharing, it makes it far more possible, and among those who use it engenders a culture for that.

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. While both feel very confident they are being responsible and communicating to the highest standards (of their respective cultures). And she said WHAT?

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List of 8 Social Media Anti Advertising Ads

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

I see this “consumer creating anti ads” as an offshoot to culture jamming. media Online Communities social media Social Media Australia social networks user generated content anti ads anti advertising anti brand culture jamming parody spoof subvertising

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. It really does feel like the new work year has properly begun.

Innovation as a Cultural Tenet - Making It Real

Michael Sampson - Currents

But if it is true, talk about making innovation an absolutely essential and core part of culture. What would it look like if the same idea was applied to collaboration, and making collaboration a core part of culture? - Collaboration CultureShawn commented on Will IT slowly strangle corporate outposts : " You can't do innovation on a shoestring.

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 Power of Outsiders

Michael Sampson - Currents

Culture & CompetencyA recent Art of Manliness podcast Doing More With Less , with guest Scott Sonenshein, talked about the difference between chasing and stretching. It’s a good discussion, with some great ideas throughout the 43 minutes. I’ve listened to it three times.

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Culture and Performance #culture #collaboration

Michael Sampson - Currents

Shawn explores the role of culture in performance at organizations : " Culture is a balanced blend of human psychology, attitudes, actions, and beliefs that combined create either pleasure or pain, serious momentum or miserable stagnation. A strong culture flourishes with a clear set of values and norms that actively guide the way a company operates. Key points: - Long-term organizational validity/endurance requires a strong and vibrant culture. Collaboration Culture

How do you Collaborate with an Arrogant and Unbearable Person? #collaboration #culture

Michael Sampson - Currents

Collaboration CultureOver on Focus, Linda asks how to collaborate with someone with whom you need to work with who is arrogant and unbearable : " Once every few years I come across someone in a phone interaction who is so full of themselves it makes you go nuts! For professional reasons you try and keep it civil and find a way to collaborate with them but often these folks suffer from severe disconnects with how they come across. Or they just don't care. What do you think? ".

Igloo Adds Real-Time Language Translation #collaboration #culture #socbiz

Michael Sampson - Currents

This concept is the gold standard in enabling multi-cultural interaction, although it's very tough to make it work flawlessly. Igloo Software added real-time language translation to its cloud-offered social business suite: " Worldwide collaboration can only work in a multilingual network, and that's why Igloo now crosses international barriers with ease. Upon login, users can set their default language preference.

New publication – CulTech2015: Cultural Diversity and Technology Design

Making CommunitySense

de Moor (2015), CulTech2015: Cultural Diversity and Technology Design. Filed under: culture , design , technologies , tools. culture design technologies toolsJust published: H. He, N. Memarovic, A. Sabiescu, A. In Avram, Gabriela; De Cindio, Fiorella; Pipek, Volkmar (eds.) 2015): Proceedings of the Work-In-Progress Track of the 7th International Conference on Communities and Technologies , Limerick, Ireland, 27-30 June, 2015 , pp.153-156.

Acknowledging the Work of Others

Michael Sampson - Currents

Culture & CompetencyWriting for HBR Online, last year Amy Gallo wrote an article entitled How to Respond When Someone Takes Credit for Your Work : There’s nothing more infuriating than someone taking credit for your work.

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