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We Have Not Failed, We Have Learnt

We Have Not Failed, We Have Learnt | Acting for Change | Scoop.it
After 10 years exploring the world, growing through unusual
jobs, connecting deeply with strangers, I experienced a cultural shock when
I joined a large, old, scientific company. First, I tried to cope. Then, I
tried to change a few things. It didn't always work as hoped, but it was
definitely instructive.
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Can we have a voice in the corporate world? - The Future of Work is Human

Can we have a voice in the corporate world? - The Future of Work is Human | Acting for Change | Scoop.it
By Céline Schillinger, Head, Quality Innovation & Engagement, Sanofi Pasteur.
Not everyone wants to speak at work. Most people in fact, stay silent. Of course, they don’t necessarily see it this way — they’re busy working, meeting co-workers, suppliers and clients, delivering on projects. Naturally, these activities require them to talk. But what about speaking up? Speaking their mind about processes that aren’t fit for purpose, that are hindrance rather than help?  » Read more about: Can we have a voice in the corporate world?  »
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Smart use of technology can aid organisational change

Smart use of technology can aid organisational change | Acting for Change | Scoop.it
Professor Gary Hamel says that technology can eradicate bureaucracy — but that, first, organisations need to ask how they can dismantle hierarchy and improve employee empowerment.
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Bureaucracy’s $3 Trillion Price Tag | Management Innovation eXchange

Bureaucracy’s $3 Trillion Price Tag | Management Innovation eXchange | Acting for Change | Scoop.it
What’s the least efficient activity in your organization? What sort of work delivers the least value per dollar? We think it’s management and administration.

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Why professionals do things counter to their professional beliefs - frequently | The Oxford Review of organisational and human development research

Why professionals do things counter to their professional beliefs - frequently | The Oxford Review of organisational and human development research | Acting for Change | Scoop.it
Professionals often give up their professional values and beliefs and tow the party line in organisations - here's why.
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The clan is weakened, the predator attacks - John Kotter

The clan is weakened, the predator attacks - John Kotter | Acting for Change | Scoop.it
Q&A with renowned thought leader and international best-selling author Dr John Kotter.
Before John Kotter’s seminal business book Leading Change in 1996, ‘change management’ could be described as a niche business term. In the years that followed, it became an entire industry and, in 2011, TIME magazine listed Leading Change as one of the ‘Top 25 Most Influential Business Management Books’ of all time.
Leadership and change are topics that Kotter,  » Read more about: The clan is weakened, the predator attacks  »
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Harnessing Corporate Activism To Transform A Pharmaceutical Giant with Celine Schillinger

Harnessing Corporate Activism To Transform A Pharmaceutical Giant with Celine Schillinger | Acting for Change | Scoop.it
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Céline Schillinger is a self-described corporate activist, who was called a troublemaker by her bosses. But thanks to her passion to grow and improve on rigid corporate systems, she was awarded Woman of the Year — La Tribune Women’s Awards in 2013. Céline
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Can We Save Corporate Communications?

Can We Save Corporate Communications? | Acting for Change | Scoop.it
Creating a common reality, from which people can act together towards a
certain goal, is possibly the most arduous challenge faced by corporate
communicators today. Major social changes, technological disruptions have
profoundly impacted sense-making. What can corporate communicators learn
about this new world and evolve their professional practice, to remain
relevant and add business value?
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What is organisational culture? Ask an anthropologist.

What is organisational culture? Ask an anthropologist. | Acting for Change | Scoop.it
Jane Watson accuses HR of "Sloppy Thinking on Culture". This is grossly unfair! CEOs, marketing executives, PR luvvies, business journalists, management consultants, politicians and motivational speakers have all been at it for years too. Ever since the concept emerged in the 1980s, it has been seized upon by those who want it to mean whatever it…
Celine Schillinger's insight:
"... culture is “a pattern of shared basic assumptions”. Because these are unspoken, those who share them don’t realise they are doing so. They just carry on assuming. They only stop assuming when the beliefs they have taken for granted are challenged. Even then, they will cling to these beliefs even in the face of powerful evidence. These assumptions and beliefs underpin the behaviour that produces the unwritten rules, the rituals and the visible artifacts that define the society. Or, in our case, the organisation.

If culture is something an organisation has, then you can just dump it and get a new one. If it is something an organisation is, then changing it means deep surgery (or therapy) for the whole organisation. 
Organisations don’t HAVE hierarchical cultures, they ARE hierarchical cultures. The people make up the organisation so it behaves as it does because of the assumptions the people inside it carry. To say culture is something an organisation has externalises it – makes it somehow separate from the people who are part of it"
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Complicated or complex - knowing the difference is important

Complicated or complex - knowing the difference is important | Acting for Change | Scoop.it
Understanding the difference between complex and complicated systems is becoming important for many aspects of management and policy.
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Understanding The Failing Religion Of Business: 18 Management Fallacies

Understanding The Failing Religion Of Business: 18 Management Fallacies | Acting for Change | Scoop.it
We need a new Martin Luther for management
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Change activism for the really agile enterprise - Hack And Craft News

Change activism for the really agile enterprise - Hack And Craft News | Acting for Change | Scoop.it
When we talk about change in the organisation, when we discuss agile, we are often automatically talking about a method. We are referencing an agreed process for bringing change about and for how to work. Perhaps this logical progression from method to outcome is not the reality of many companies. I want to talk instead of change activism, to champion the idea that activists for change are needed and that this activism, the campaign for change, is good for the enterprise. Activists can bring about a different form of agility, one that is infused with a strong sense of humanity with very significant social values attached.
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John Hagel's Wake-up Call For Business -- How To Launch A Change Movement

John Hagel's Wake-up Call For Business -- How To Launch A Change Movement | Acting for Change | Scoop.it
Mobilize change by scaling from the edge
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Welcome to the age of anger | Pankaj Mishra

Welcome to the age of anger | Pankaj Mishra | Acting for Change | Scoop.it
The Long Read: The seismic events of 2016 have revealed a world in chaos – and one that old ideas of liberal rationalism can no longer explain
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2017: Workers' Revolt in Sight?

2017: Workers' Revolt in Sight? | Acting for Change | Scoop.it
How will organizations evolve in 2017? Will we see a slow, gentle evolution
towards more collaboration? Or could change be more radical and brutal?
Brexit, Trump... what happened in 2016 in the political arena could very
well impact business organizations too.

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Celine Schillinger: We Can Be Activists Within Our Corporations | Business Innovation Factory

Celine Schillinger: We Can Be Activists Within Our Corporations | Business Innovation Factory | Acting for Change | Scoop.it
When Celine Schillinger speaks of employee engagement, she does not mean temporary spurts of fun orchestrated by management. But, she says, engagement for the sake of engagement just keeps people happy so that they don’t claim power.
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The Ecosystem of Shared Value

Companies must sometimes team up with governments, NGOs, and even rivals to capture the economic benefits of social progress.
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The Break Dengue model
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Innovating with purposeful anger - merkapt

Innovating with purposeful anger - merkapt | Acting for Change | Scoop.it
Innovating with purposeful anger is using an emotion as a key driver for innovation and as a resilience resource for the innovator's journey.
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Forty Over 40 – Forty Women to Watch Over 40

Forty Over 40 – Forty Women to Watch Over 40 | Acting for Change | Scoop.it
Disruptors, Role models, Lifetime learning & innovation
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Extremely honored to be in the 2016 edition
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Out-love everyone else | Business Innovation Factory

Out-love everyone else | Business Innovation Factory | Acting for Change | Scoop.it
Exploring ways to use social media in business has brought Céline Schillinger deep into the realms of human purpose. What seems to us like a set of tech-driven, one-dimensional behaviors — posting, commenting, checking in, and otherwise connecting — can signal, for Schillinger, a longing for meaningful action in the world.
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