Creativity, uncertainty and sense-making

friday2Friday’s Finds:

@RossDawson – “The democratization of creativity is truly one of the defining themes of our era.

Unless I hear differently“- a better approach to getting work done. Always assume positive intent.

Quite often when executives share the story of their strategy it’s the first time when all are in no doubt what their strategy means.@ShawnCallahan

The more you face uncertainty, the more inefficient your organisation needs to be, because that leaves room for resilience.@snowded” via @BryanBoyer

context collapse: “an infinite number of contexts collapsing upon one another into a single moment” – via @courasa

@NancyDixon – Collective Sensemaking: How One Organization uses the Oscillation Principle

principles of Collective Sensemaking:

  • Connection before content (Block)

  • Learn in small groups integrate in the large group (Weisbord)

  • Setting aside time for joint reflection

  • Circles connect

  • We learn when we talk (Johnson & Johnson)

  • Intentionally explore differences (Weisbord)

  • Insure cognitive diversity (Page)

  • Create a culture of psychological safety (Edmondson)

  • Design shared experiences (Weick)


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