Archive for the ‘Culture’ Category

How to stop your change program from stalling

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 24, 2015
Filed in Business storytelling, Culture, Strategy

Large change program projects always start with good momentum. But what can you do to avoid a project slump? Use stories to remember purpose.

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How to inspire with stories

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —December 16, 2014
Filed in Business storytelling, Culture

We all want to be inspired. And we all want to inspire others. Parents want to inspire their kids. Business leaders want to inspire the …

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Book review – Let’s Stop Meeting Like This

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —November 19, 2014
Filed in Culture

Last week Victoria Ward and I wrote an ‘essay in two voices’ giving our impressions of a book called ‘Let’s Stop Meeting Like This‘ by …

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How to embed company values with systematic stories

What do your organisational values actually mean? Do you have a list of 4, 5, 6 one-word, abstract concepts such as integrity, responsive and agile …

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Using social norms to change behaviour

Posted by  Kevin Bishop —October 7, 2011
Filed in Culture

People are highly sensitive to social norms – information about what other people are doing and what they approve of. You can use the concept …

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Lemon Anyone?

Posted by  Kevin Bishop —April 4, 2011
Filed in Culture

Some people collect stamps, knit or spend hours planning their next exotic holiday – I collect articles and books on behaviour change! I admit it, …

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An approach to mentoring

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —October 19, 2010
Filed in Culture

Sometimes you just need a few things to get started. I think this is the case for mentoring. We have been helping a company develop …

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The origins of Earth hour

Posted by  Mark Schenk —July 24, 2010
Filed in Collaboration, Culture

Earth Hour has been held annually since 2007, in late March. In that first year, Earth Hour focussed on getting one city, Sydney, to switch …

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Creating more humanistic workplaces

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 15, 2010
Filed in Culture, Employee Engagement

“If you go into a grey concrete box with one little window, it’s claustrophobic, it’s cold. If you put a skylight in it and you …

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Vital behaviours for knowledge sharing

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —April 24, 2009
Filed in Culture

My colleague Hugh Bathurst is currently working for an engineering firm helping one of the divisions develop a knowledge sharing culture. Hugh has been collecting …

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