Essays and Posts
In these essays and articles we look at our day-to-day world through the lens of living systems and our CultureWork perspective.
As intangible, non-financial assets continue to grow as a contributor to the financial bottom-line, there’s a unique opportunity for HR, Organisation Development and Communication professionals to demonstrate how much culture counts by joining the dots between culture and corporate value.
Marketing professionals are helping to slow down the public response to the critical issues of our time by concealing the ecological truth. But they have a central role to play in shifting human consciousness and values – from casual consumption to conscious living.
Ever get the feeling that something is wrong? Our culture conditions us to destroy what is important – and works hard to persuade us there’s no alternative. This essay explores the role of the media in maintaining the cultural status quo – and why it’s time to break the spell and take change personally.
The call for gender balance is now commonplace. There have never been more women in leadership and management. So when it comes to corporate culture, why has so little changed? Perhaps we’re looking in the wrong place, trying to solve the wrong problem and coming up with the wrong solutions.
The HR and OD professionals who have been seduced by the measurement logic of economists and accountants mostly try to justify their work using a logic and language that’s part of the problem. It’s not possible to measure and quantify a qualitative, systemic, dynamic reality.
In the age of climate collapse, what do we say to our children? The problems facing us seem too big to solve. And we seem too small. Doing too little, too late. As students take to the streets all over the world, demanding urgent action, this letter responds to one young man’s despair. And suggests where he – and we – may find inspiration and hope.
Now and then we observe the world through the lens of living systems and our CultureWork perspective.
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