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Equitable Networks: Freeing and Connecting Knowledge and People

Equitable Networks: Freeing and Connecting Knowledge and People | Culture Change | Scoop.it
Robust and distributed flows of information are critical for the creativity, resilience and development of human communities.
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Fav quote: "Robust and distributed flows of information are critical for the creativity, resilience and development of human communities." Sally Goerner

 

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How Diversity Makes Us Smarter

How Diversity Makes Us Smarter | Culture Change | Scoop.it
Being around people who are different from us makes us more creative, more diligent and harder-working

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Marcelo Errera's curator insight, March 23, 1:33 PM
Indeed, as new ideas flow across groups of people, new degrees of freedom become available in the design evolution process.

It's a physics phenomenon.

Lexie stroud's curator insight, April 4, 9:54 AM
Although many people, specifically from homogenous groups, might argue this, I think it is an interesting concept. I think that it is a good thing for people of different backgrounds to come together and find ways to effectively solve problems. It seems obvious that they might be better at it. L.S.
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What Business Transformation Really Means

What Business Transformation Really Means | Culture Change | Scoop.it
Change does not always mean transformation, but transformation by itself changes everything fundamentally. At a time when a lot of people use terms “change” and “transformation” interchangeably, it helps to know the difference between the two (and my sketch note on the same topic may
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What Google Learned From Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team

What Google Learned From Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team | Culture Change | Scoop.it

I love te writing of Chalres Duhigg.New research reveals surprising truths about why some work groups thrive and others falter.

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I Love the writing or Chalres Duhigg. This is an excerpt of his forthcoming book called "Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Productivity in Life and Business". He was the guy who taught me all about Habits. For me there are lots of clues in his writing about organizaitonal culture and the way we form and sustain patterns of how we relate to one another. 

 

 

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Can Your Employees Really Speak Freely?

Can Your Employees Really Speak Freely? | Culture Change | Scoop.it
Despite their best intentions, managers tend to shut people down.
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Great piece in the HBR about employee feedback and how the very processes people think are meant to respect employees through anonymity paradoxically fuel suspicion and fear.

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Six Simple Rules for Managing Complexity

Six Simple Rules for Managing Complexity | Culture Change | Scoop.it
Yves Morieux, director of the BCG Institute for Organization, argues that imposing formal processes, structures, and guidelines only makes things more complicated.
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Great 5 m video on 6 simple rules for organizations to advance collaboration.

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Large Systems Change: An Emerging Field of Transformation and Transitions

In this paper we put forward a theory of large systems change (LSC), where large systems are defined as having breadth (i.e. engaging large numbers of people, institutions, and geographies) and depth (i.e. changing the complex relationships among elements of power and structural relationships simultaneously). We focus primarily on transformational LSC, recognizing that such systems are complex adaptive systems in which change is continuous and emergent, but directions can be supported. A typology of change actions with two core dimensions of confrontation and collaboration on the horizontal axis and generative and ungenerative change on the vertical suggests that change strategies can be classified into four broad archetypes: forcing change, supporting change, paternalistic change, or co-creating change. LSC theory development focuses on three core questions: what is the foundation of LSC concepts and methods, what needs to change, and how does LSC occur? We conclude by reviewing how papers in the Special Issue fit into these questions.


Large Systems Change: An Emerging Field of Transformation and Transitions

Waddell, Steve; Waddock, Sandra; Cornell, Sarah; Dentoni, Domenico; McLachlan, Milla; Meszoely, Greta
Journal of Corporate Citizenship, Volume 2015, Number 58, June 2015, pp. 5-30(26)

http://dx.doi.org/10.9774/GLEAF.4700.2015.ju.00003


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When slower is faster

The slower is faster (SIF) effect occurs when a system performs worse when its components try to be better. Thus, a moderate individual efficiency actually leads to a better systemic performance. The SIF effect takes place in a variety of phenomena. We review studies and examples of the SIF effect in pedestrian dynamics, vehicle traffic, traffic light control, logistics, public transport, social dynamics, ecological systems, and adaptation. Drawing on these examples we generalize common features of the SIF effect and suggest possible future lines of research.


When slower is faster
Carlos Gershenson, Dirk Helbing

http://arxiv.org/abs/1506.06796


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In working on culture change we often experience the feeling of the need to "go slow to go fast" . In fact we often tell the people we are working with to expect this. Here is an interesting article that helps explain this phenomena in coupled systems. 

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Culture/Change insights and priorities

Curated insights and priorities from the December 2014 Ford Foundation Culture/Change convening.
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Nice Summary Report from the work of the Ford Foundation on Culture Change and what it might take to start to really support people who are working in culture change and recommendations on how to move culture change work ahead. Loved the acknowledgement about the need for new/better ways to measure impact. 

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Culture University | The Premier Workplace Culture Educational Site where the top workplace culture experts in the world share their insights

Culture University | The Premier Workplace Culture Educational Site where the top workplace culture experts in the world share their insights | Culture Change | Scoop.it
The premier culture educational site where some of the top workplace culture experts in history share their insights along with the latest trends and best practices. Our purpose is to positively impact society on a global scale through culture awareness, education, and action.
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I just posted an article from this great site CultureUniversity.com thinking it was the full resource and it was not. So I am reposting it. 

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Innovation Excellence | To Change your Organization, Change the Way you Bring Change

Innovation Excellence | To Change your Organization, Change the Way you Bring Change | Culture Change | Scoop.it
The most effective approach to change does not start or end in the C-suite. It happens at the heart of the organization, where mid-level managers and their teams build the momentum to implement and lead change. Executives initiate and support change, the rest of the organization lead change.
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Liz Rykert's curator insight, March 29, 2015 12:54 PM

I found this article from Innovation Excellence right up my alley. It describes the approach we have been taking with hospitals and other large organizations in clear and simple language.


I think you will find the reasons they cite for why people don't like change efforts will resonate. 


In essence the article describes the need to tap everyone in an organization, to everyone as a change agent. 

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Attention, All Scientists: Do Improv, With Alan Alda’s Help

Attention, All Scientists: Do Improv, With Alan Alda’s Help | Culture Change | Scoop.it
The former star of the television show “M*A*S*H” helps teach a way to explain complicated concepts in a clearer way.
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I love how improv helps people "act their way in to a new way of thinking rather than think their way into a new way of being".


I would love to do a workshop with Hawkeye!

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Embracing Complexity, Connectivity, and Change - YouTube

Learn why it's important to embrace complexity when working in the social sector. Professor Brenda Zimmerman of York University, shared her perspective in th...
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This video of Brenda Zimmerman was taken at the Next Generation Evaluation Conference at Stanford in November 2013. She is doing a summary of the day and as she does she hits important highlights of embracing complexity - the title of her talk. It is about 45 mins. 

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Point of View Affects How Science Is Done

Point of View Affects How Science Is Done | Culture Change | Scoop.it
Gender and culture influence research on a fundamental level
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Cedric Villani on the 7 Ingredients of Creativity - RSA

Cedric Villani on the 7 Ingredients of Creativity - RSA | Culture Change | Scoop.it
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Fun Animation by RSA on the 7 Ingredients of Creativity. Fun!

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Rethinking the Work-Life Equation

Rethinking the Work-Life Equation | Culture Change | Scoop.it
It takes more than just policies to make a workplace truly flexible. The whole office culture has to change.
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Great piece on understanding workplace policy that supports flexibility and accomodation to let workers achieve a balance between work and life.

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Cultivating System Change: A Practitioner's Companion

Cultivating System Change: A Practitioner's Companion | Culture Change | Scoop.it
DoSustainability Cultivating System Change: A Practitioner's Companion - SYNOPSIS Where should you start if you are faced with massive systemic challenges or want to cultivate a shift towards sustainability in global systems? Where are the leverage points for systemic change? This book provides examples of what organisations and companies like the Sustainable Shipping Initiative, WWF and Nike are doing, along with practical
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Earth Talk: Fritjof Capra - The Systems View of Life

A talk given at Schumacher College (UK), Dartington on May 7th 2014. The great challenge of our time is to build and nurture sustainable communities, designe...
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Thanks to June Holley for this great 2014 video of Fritjof Capra talking about his most recent book The Systems View of Life. If you are interested in self-organization, networks and complexity you will find this inspiring!

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Patterns of Collaboration

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In this month’s Change the World blog posting, Royce offers five patterns of effective collaboration and a tool for teams to self-assess their own patterns. Use her patterns to assess your own collaborations and to identify steps you can take to be even more collaborative.
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A good short read that gives you five patterns to assess your team's capacity for collaboration. Enjoy. 

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The Four Key Capacities to Successfully Engage Employees in the Innovation Process

The Four Key Capacities to Successfully Engage Employees in the Innovation Process | Culture Change | Scoop.it
In this IM Channel One webinar authors Jamie Notter and Maddie Grant share research from their latest book, When Millennials Take Over: Preparing for the Ridiculously Optimistic Future of Business, which identifies the four key capacities that must...

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3 Success Principles for Leading Culture Change & One Success Story

3 Success Principles for Leading Culture Change & One Success Story | Culture Change | Scoop.it
Success in leading culture change requires these 3 principles. A true story shows how changing the culture grew stock values from $2 to $125.5 per share.
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Lovely short piece that hits on some key aspects for culture change work. 

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FORUM2015: How to Use Storytelling To Change Culture | Social Enterprise

FORUM2015: How to Use Storytelling To Change Culture | Social Enterprise | Culture Change | Scoop.it
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Nice short piece reporting on a session about Culture and the Role of Storytelling. Check out the resources at the end of the article. 

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Don’t Let Conflict Damage Your Culture

Don’t Let Conflict Damage Your Culture | Culture Change | Scoop.it

You know the types. There’s the office yeller, intimidating others with vitriolic rant. There’s the passive-aggressive underminer, nodding assent but then dragging her feet.


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Thanks for finding this resource Alexis! I love the work of Ed Schein. It has figured prominently in every culture change project I have worked on. So great to have it all together! 

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Can You Fix A Toxic Culture?

Can You Fix A Toxic Culture? | Culture Change | Scoop.it
Can you fix a toxic culture, or must you always quit your job and work someplace else? Liz Ryan explains

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It starts with speaking up and stepping out of the fear. Hard to do but important. 

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Brenda Zimmerman - Preventing Snap Back - YouTube

At the Collective Impact Summit held Oct 6-10 in Toronto, keynote speaker Brenda Zimmerman discussed 'Preventing Snap Back.' Brenda Zimmerman is the unpreced...
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What is Snap Back? you might ask...

Snap back is the thing that happens when you have made a change effort and you find yourself returning to where you started rather than sustaining the change. This talk - given at the Collective Impact Summit in November 2014 is a helpful resource to gain insight on adaptive resilience and to understand how relational patterns of interaction are fractal in nature, meaning they can repeat at different levels. If you are working on large systems change this resource will be particularly useful. 15 mins.

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