Archive for the ‘Communication’ Category

Are organisations losing their humanity?

Posted by  Andrew Rixon —August 4, 2006
Filed in Communication, Culture

For some time now we have wondered whether organisations may be starting to lose their humanity. Maybe its a good question whether they ever had …

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Nouns kill the power of missions and values

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —August 1, 2006
Filed in Communication

A tiny thought but potentially quite practical. Organisations have a mission, right? They have values. Dull, boring, lifeless. No one cares about the organisation’s stated mission or …

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Being comfortable not knowing

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —July 25, 2006
Filed in Communication

Andrew says we should be more comfortable with not knowing and I have to admit I don’t entirely know what he means. 🙂 This post …

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The Top 10 Things They Never Taught Me in Design School

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —July 13, 2006
Filed in Communication, Culture

Design Observer has republished an article by Michael McDonough listing the top 10 things they never taught Michael in design school. Design is a fundamental capability …

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The importance of dialogue

Posted by  Mark Schenk —July 10, 2006
Filed in Communication

Shawn’s series of posts on finding expertise has reminded me of one of my favourite quotes: an anthropologist’s description of an agricultural North American tribe …

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Challenging two assumptions in expertise location

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —July 7, 2006
Filed in Communication

There are two common assumptions made in expertise location approaches which we should not be taken for granted: expertise resides with an individual; and once you’ve …

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A new book on conversation gets a tougue lashing from Steve Denning

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

Last week I ordered Conversation: A History of a Declining Art by Stephen Miller from Amazon. I’d heard the author interviewed by Phillip Adams on …

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How to search every library catalogue in Australia

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 26, 2006
Filed in Communication

Just found a excellent online service provided by the National Library of Australia which allows you to search all Australian library catalogues. It’s called Libraries …

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Perspectives on problem solving

Posted by  Mark Schenk —June 22, 2006
Filed in Communication

Individuals and organisations have many ways of tackling problems. A paper ‘Describing 16 Habits of Mind’ describes the following perceptual orientations that one can take …

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Why positive stories are important – The City of Port Phillip’s Non Crime Line

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 21, 2006
Filed in Communication

Are you more likely to be punished for taking risks at work or will you receive accolades? According to the Harvard psychologist Daniel Gilbert, your prediction depends …

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