It’s a deeply cybernetic concept – and it’s incredibly useful to realise this. Gangs of men on relief work during the depression, 1930s, by Sam Hood Work is: >> ‘effort, to a purpose, using judgement and discretion, within boundaries, over time’. << (This is based on two definitions by Elliott Jacques, given with citations below). … Continue reading What is work? What’s your definition?
What does this remind you of? (It’s not kinky or weird — I promise) I love these images from wikihow for it- brilliant and hilarious This is a neat little exercise to get people thinking — in pre- or hopefully post-pandemic times… All you need to do is to get people into groups of at least six to eight (more … Continue reading The Human Knot.
'Clarity is kindness' says Brene Brown. So here's an easy way to generate #clarity - what's your favourite way to do it? And I've seen lack of clarity create organisational problems more often than perhaps anything else. Don't get me wrong - this isn't imposing clarity on complexity, attempts to define and control, limits, fake certainty. This … Continue reading CPORT task definition
I learned from doing a podcast interview that: I have cultivated a massive tendency to 'openness' to information and perspectives - because I know I can get set in my ways (and now I'm set in my ways of being open)that I use a set of externalised commitment devices to keep myself consistent and persistent, … Continue reading What pattern are you stuck in? Are you happy with it?
Subscribe at https://www.getrevue.co/profile/antlerboy/ Top five of the week ‘Honest, guv’nor’ how to use change management for evilHave you ever seen #changemanagement used for evil? To give people a false sense of input into a foregone conclusion? My session at Australasian Change Days #acdc2021 will explore this. When you are backed into this kind of corner, … Continue reading Transduction – leading transformation – Issue #7
‘Freedom day’ poll now closed — really interesting to me. See https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6823874241377767424/ (It absolutely wasn't 'in the UK - that was dumb of me - it was in England - but you can't edit poll questions) Only a quarter of people celebrating outright, only one in five completely condemning the opening up. A clear majority seem somewhere … Continue reading My little freedom day poll: results
Have you ever seen #changemanagement used for evil? To give people a false sense of input into a foregone conclusion? My session at Australasian Change Days #acdc2021 explores this. When you are backed into this kind of corner, what wriggle room can you find? It should be a lot of fun. Change in #complexity demands … Continue reading ‘Honest, guv’nor’ – how to use change management for evil
So, today in England is 'freedom day'* We all want freedom - but what does it mean? Poll on LinkedIn until 21/7/2021: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/antlerboy_future-economy-covidehi19-activity-6822773718541045762-OSO1/ I like this image because everyone believes they are defending freedom with all their might… The past 18 months have been very very difficult for most of us all around the world, … Continue reading What does ‘freedom day’ mean to you?
Sign up to receive this properly at: https://www.getrevue.co/profile/antlerboy - all the links for the items below are available there. Here's this week's collection of my articles, links, and other updates. This newsletter is hand-compiled with links that Revue pulls from my tweets (though it doesn't quite provide the full stream), my blogs - http://www.chose-path.org, http://www.syscoi.com, … Continue reading Transduction – leading transformation – Issue #6
Thanks to Matt Turner - and Dinah Turner did this great piece of graphic facilitation. Graphic facilitation by Dinah Turner These are five *generous* practices - they work well for novices and sophisticates alike. They are intentionally *practices*, not claims to excellence, 'values', or 'principles': ways to work on honest, productive conversations which work towards … Continue reading This week I spoke at #leanagileUK on ‘five core practices’ for effective organisations