Archive for the ‘Business storytelling’ Category

Anecdote circles

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 28, 2006
Filed in Business storytelling

An anecdote circle resembles a focus group except it’s designed to elicit people’s stories—their real life experiences—rather than opinions. The role of the anecdote facilitator …

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Its not about right or wrong..

Posted by  Mark Schenk —February 10, 2006
Filed in Business storytelling

We collected an anecdote and used it in a document, and the document came to the attention of senior management. We were advised that the …

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Using comics to capture and make sense of stories

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 23, 2006
Filed in Business storytelling

Here at Anecdote we mostly capture stories using anecdote circles recording what’s said on digital audio. But this is not the only way for people to …

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Most Significant Change

Posted by  Mark Schenk —January 14, 2006
Filed in Business storytelling

Most Significant Change is a narrative-based evaluation technique that has been used extensively in program evaluation in social change applications.  Shawn and I had an enjoyable …

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Narrative reveals values in action

Posted by  Mark Schenk —January 11, 2006
Filed in Business storytelling

During the course of 2005 we ran many narrative projects on a range of topics including project evaluation, occupational health and safety, trust, change management and …

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Employment Today has published our paper on narrative

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 11, 2006
Filed in Business storytelling, News

Employment Today has published our paper called Telling Tales which is a version of Using Stories to Size up a Situation. This paper is primarily about …

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Collecting stories to build a World Trade Center memorial

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 10, 2006
Filed in Business storytelling

BL Ochman has alerted me to this excellent initiative. The World Trade Center Memorial Foundation is collecting stories about 9/11. I guess we all remember …

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Narrative and Change Management Whitepaper now available online

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —December 19, 2005
Filed in Business storytelling, News

I recently announced our new whitepaper entitled Avoiding change management failure using business narrative. I’ve now posted it on our site. Would love to hear …

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Where’s the science? It’s just an anecdote…

Posted by  Andrew Rixon —December 18, 2005
Filed in Business storytelling

Anecdotes and anecdotal evidence are considered fairly sceptically by scientists and science as a whole. Science is very much concerned about verifiability and repeatability and …

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New Anecdote whitepaper: Avoiding change management failure using business narrative

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —December 13, 2005
Filed in Business storytelling, News

I’m pleased to let everyone know Andrew, Mark and I have finished our first whitepaper together and we will be sending it out to everyone …

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