Archive for the ‘Communication’ Category

Accidental heroes

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 17, 2006
Filed in Communication

One of my favourite quotes is: “Where observation is concerned, chance favours only the prepared mind.” Louis Pasteur (1900) Sensemaking is about preparing one’s mind. …

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Understanding what we mean by interventions

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 15, 2006
Filed in Collaboration, Communication

Projects designed to improve things typically start by describing the desired result (behaviours, performance measures, work systems) closely followed by depicting the current situation. The change team …

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The unconferencing meme resurfaces

Posted by  Andrew Rixon —June 8, 2006
Filed in Communication

Late last year I pulled together a few threads around the popular meme of unconferencing. Unconferencing is back with this post on How to DIY …

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A dangerous meme is building in the boardroom about blogging

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 4, 2006
Filed in Communication

“I hate paper and would never recommend my organisation use it because so many people just write absolute drivel using paper.” Sounds ridiculous? Well substitute …

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Squidoo lenses for Anecdote

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 3, 2006
Filed in Communication, News

Seth Godin put it nicely when he said that blogs are like watching a movie, if you are not there from the beginning it can …

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Knowledge sharing

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 2, 2006
Filed in Communication

Patrick Lambe over at Green Chameleon has written an interesting post which is half critique and half reflection. After getting down about a paper he …

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We will work harder to find good news

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —May 19, 2006
Filed in Communication, News

Bad news travels fast and some argue that we learn best from our mistakes, but psychological research shows we will work harder, or a least …

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The meme of control

Posted by  Andrew Rixon —May 12, 2006
Filed in Communication, Culture

Thinking over how pervasive (and problematic?) the notion of control appears to be in organisations I was inspired to write a little piece around it. Here’s …

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Bridges and Hubs in Social Networks

Posted by  Andrew Rixon —May 11, 2006
Filed in Communication

When it comes to Social Network Analysis (SNA) a common practice is to use centrality measures such as Betweenness (Bridgeness), Closeness and Degree. For instance, …

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Techniques to encourage dialogue

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —May 8, 2006
Filed in Communication

Last week I suggested we needed more techniques that fostered deeper conversations in business. Well here is a new resource which will help you get …

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