Category: Tools

The hidden dimensions of change



The hidden and covert processes at play around organisational change are many. Julian Burton of Delta7 created this great drawing based on Robert J. Marshak’s work (click on image to enlarge).

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July 22 2014
Author stevehearsum
Category Tools, Undiscussables
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What links love, sex, & intimacy to Edward Snowden & whistleblowing?

Undiscussables Opinio Piece

Is there a relationship between our individual capacities for speaking the truth, and the patterns we see in organisations and human systems in general? If we can’t discuss the undiscussable with our loved ones, what does that mean for our workplaces? Read more →

February 11 2014
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Is truthfulness a competency?

As human beings, we tend to ignore the elephant in the room because we fear the consequences. Truth is a time bomb; the fuse is lit, and when it goes off we’ll all get blown to bits.

Really?… It could just be that when it blows there’s nothing more than a lovely colourful (and perfectly harmless) foam fountain. Why do we fear the worst? Read more →

July 17 2013
Author stevehearsum
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Navigating the Jungle of Opinion & Valley of Fear: naming undiscussables

Working with groups in the territory of undiscussables is quite something. It, invariably and understandably, results in conversations that are coloured by the lived and felt experience participants bring relative to their own ‘undiscussables’. The focus I bring is less on the undiscussables themselves, more the conditions that support us to leave things unsaid and hidden. This gives the group and me the safety and flexibility to talk around what matters, without feeling an obligation to reveal all. That is important.

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May 01 2013
Author stevehearsum
Category Tools
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