Travelling a different road

Viv Mcwaters

How culture is often used as an excuse to not do something, because people are people, no matter where they live and what they do. I am confident though, that although it’s a different road that I’m travelling, it’s one worth exploring.

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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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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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. If so, we can then define a notification process and ping those individuals and groups through different alerting options? Organizations are often interested in connecting people and groups from different parts of the enterprise. Alone, it’s unlikely to transform the organization or cause dramatic cultural change.

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Contribute vs. Collaborate - They Start from Different Premises

Michael Sampson - Currents

In his most recent post, he talks about the difference between contribution and collaboration : " The Transactional leader is looking for contributors. Collaboration is different from contribution. ". Chad explores how collaboration is different from contribution. Being Collaborative Collaboration CultureChad has been writing about leadership, and one of the words he has been exploring is "collaborate."

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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. Format 1 - Each Set Member Works on a Different Problem/Opportunity. Building a culture of collaboration.

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


With regards to Entrepreneurship , we have seen that for enterprise knowledge workers it’s slightly different. Cultural Impact of Social Networking in Defining the Workplace of the Future from Luis Suarez.

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

Michael Sampson - Currents

Paul 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? A different person - whether from inside the company but outside the group, or from outside the company all together - brings a different set of eyes. Collaboration Collaboration Culture

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. Participants came from very different backgrounds. The disparity in the amounts of funding received by these different communities was huge. These differences in contexts led to mismatches of understanding of what we mean by communities of practice and also to different uses of language. of the article), what the central paradigm of a culture is.

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Enterprise 2.0: Two Success Stories on Connecting People with People to Make a Difference!


As a starting point, we hardly ever talked about social tools, but more about changes of behaviour, of already existing habits, of how corporate cultures are being affected, like a storm, by all of this social networking stuff, of the challenges we all keep facing with our adoption efforts, etc.

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Culture: Dealing with differences

Joitske Hulsebosch

I read Dealing with differences by Nico Vink, who looks at communication as scanning of social spaces and positions, rather than exchange of information. One of the questions of the book is: Does globalization lead to homogenisation of cultures? Yet there is a difference.

Being, Differently

How to Save the World

So I was cautious in my ambitions: The idea was to see how I could make what I know I’m already going to be doing anyway, easier and more fun, by doing it differently in a way that would also increase my attentiveness, appreciation, playfulness and sense of wonder.

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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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).

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From Intranets to DEX in 2018

Michael Sampson - Currents

It should be just “commerce,” not something managed differently from the rest of what the organisation does. and office furniture) plus the organisational and cultural aspects of work (career development, mentoring, and leadership). Conference Notes Culture & Competenc

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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. A culture of competitive tendering reduces people’s inclination to cooperate and use what’s already available). All of these points could be remixed into a different set of provocations – and you are welcome to do so.

Change your meetings, change your culture

Viv Mcwaters

We believe that it’s in our meetings that we create our culture. Is it possible to set a different standard, and create meetings in which we are challenged, surprised and engaged? Change your meetings, change your culture is a post from: Culture Facilitation General1st of February – it’s when the new year ‘really’ starts here in Australia.

The Power of Outsiders

Michael Sampson - Currents

A recent Art of Manliness podcast Doing More With Less , with guest Scott Sonenshein, talked about the difference between chasing and stretching. When we have less information, we tend to import different perspectives and not be blinded by expertise. Different perspectives.

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The Paradox of Self-Management

How to Save the World

The former dilemma — that we feel driven to make the world better through personal actions even though we may know in our hearts that that won’t make any enduring difference — has been hashed over a lot in activist circles. Our Culture / Ourselves

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

Michael Sampson - Currents

As they collaborate with peers in different countries, a tabbed view enables instant and verified translations of all content. 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.

The Evolution of Cooperation

Jenny Connected

They reproduced more effectively and these small differences made for a big differences over time. The human capacity to create rituals, norms, and institutions that channel our biological urges is one key capability that makes human civilizations different from other species. Nowak 2006 talks about different reciprocity mechanisms. Cultural Evolution. Cultural evolution is based on biologically evolved attentional and social capacities.

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Acknowledging the Work of Others

Michael Sampson - Currents

It could have so easily been portrayed differently, and no one outside of the project would ever have known. 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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Working with cultural differences

Chris Corrigan

One of the things that folks in the rest of indigenous North America don’t realize about the cultures of the west coast is how radically different they are from the cultures of the plains, desert and forests of the rest of North America. IN Ojibway culture, the individual is important. In this sense, west coast cultures are similar to Hawaiian and other Polynesian cultures as well.

Culture: different meanings attached to the same word

Joitske Hulsebosch

Yesterday I experienced a nice example of different meaning attached to words. Ibrahim asked me, when we were going to have breakfast in Bolgatanga: "which tea do you want.?" "Uhm Uhm with milk?" I said, unsure of what he was looking for.

Social Factors in Collaboration

Michael Sampson - Currents

The presentation has three main sections: Approaches to improving adoption (slides 4-18) … a brief review of adoption fundamentals, such as adoption happens in an organizational / IT context, it’s a process not an event, and there are cultural and behavioural aspects to adoption. What people care about creates different styles of sharing, and thus ways of collaborating. This is culture in action. Collaboration Culture Michael''s Conference Presentations - Histor

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Culture: Hofstede

Joitske Hulsebosch

I had never read a book by Geert Hofstede , but had come across his 'onion' on layers of culture a lot of times. As well as his indexes on national cultures. The book includes a description of the five basic dimensions which can be used to describe a culture.

Similar people - different people

Net-Map Toolbox

Heterogeneity and boundary spanning between different kinds of networks lead to innovation. On the other hand… sometimes you meet people where you feel like even the basic structure of their brain must be completely different from yours. Getting to understand each other can become a tough job of explaining and misunderstanding and you feel like learning a different language altogether just to make yourself understood.

Culture: sinterklaas

Joitske Hulsebosch

For instance, mother's day was introduced in 1925 in the Netherlands, and is now fully incorporated in Dutch culture (that is: children in school are preparing some presents and songs for mother's day). The sinterklaasjournaal has started!!

Several Short Sentences About Learning

How to Save the World

Because our culture is so pervasive, it’s hard to imagine a real alternative to today’s institutional educational systems, programs and processes. Our Culture / Ourselves Preparing for Civilization''s End

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Conversations, culture, people and props

Social Reporter

The project is, specifically, for the British Council , and is about the nature of culture and cultural relations. There was lots more we talked about, not least the relationship between spaces, culture and conversation.

Let’s Stop Confusing Cooperation and Teamwork with Collaboration

John Tropea - Delicious Collaboration

Coordination and cooperation is essential for effective and efficient work accomplishment, and some research supports the notion that some face-to-face time makes a big difference. Often the words collaboration, coordination, and cooperation are used to describe effective teamwork.

Social Media Principle #3 Economies Have Currencies

Evolving Web

Various sites have different metrics for this. Tags: online communities Culture Management Community Indicators Focused Social Media social software 10 Social Media Principles Cooperation Business Cooperation This post is third in a series of my Social Media Principles.

Green Chameleon » Conducting a Knowledge Audit

Green Chameleon blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Conducting a Knowledge Audit Here’s another in our series of video tutorials to different practical knowledge management techniques. For ease of use it’s split into three short parts: PART ONE: DIFFERENT TYPES OF KNOWLEDGE Download the mp4 video file by right clicking here.

Desire lines for strategy and change

Chris Corrigan

” Most of my initial work with organizations tries to get at the desire lines in the organization; the patterns embedded in the culture that help or hinder change and resilience. Art of Hosting Culture Design Featured Learning

The Death of Imagination

How to Save the World

It is a different skill entirely, and while some people are both imaginative and creative, there are many more creative people today, I think, than imaginative ones. Spending time with young people is, alas, not highly valued in our culture.

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Fully Distributed Team + Face-to-Face Communication

Michael Sampson - Currents

There are a lot of subjective qualities to this kind of communication — such as body language — that cause the brain to react slightly differently than other forms, such as written or even video conference. Culture & CompetencyAndrew shares the thinking and practices of’s fully distributed team , looking at the history underlying his way of managing the firm, the role of face-to-face communication, and how to work day-to-day in a distributed environment.

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The Evolution of Cooperation

Jenny Connected

They reproduced more effectively and these small differences made for a big differences over time. The human capacity to create rituals, norms, and institutions that channel our biological urges is one key capability that makes human civilizations different from other species. Nowak 2006 talks about different reciprocity mechanisms. Cultural Evolution. Cultural evolution is based on biologically evolved attentional and social capacities.

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