In the last couple of weeks there has been increased firing across the line of control that separates India from Pakistan. According to news reports at least two Indian civilians and four Pakistani civilians have been killed, and dozens injured on both sides. In the midst of this India canceled scheduled [...]
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Well, if stories can be used to reduce entrenched cultural differences that result in violent conflict, then surely business storytelling can reduce divisions within companies and between staff.
Here is a terrific article discussing how soap opera stories are bridging cultures and building understanding between people. This is not new -- colleagues Paul Costello has been doing related work for years with Protestant and Catholic youth in N. Ireland; and Noa Baum has been doing the same between Israelis and Palestinians. And plenty of other story colleagues are doing similar work.
This article is a good weekend read. If this can happen for nations, it can happen for your organization. LOL -- some stories in organizations are like ongoing soap operas. But all you really need to do is start by having people share 'Who I Am" stories across the organization.
As we all know, someone is no longer a stranger once you know their story.
This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it