When is Public Sector Training a Waste of Time?
So, this morning I’ve been asked to design a half-day programme for creating a culture of inclusion in a public sector organisation. The specific issue is addressing a problem of “Snowy White Peaks”; the majority of senior managers being older white males. My issue is not whether I can design such a training – clearly… Continue reading
What to do when developing your team puts retention at risk
We are a small, relatively successful culture change company working on national and international projects. We support organisations to develop self-organising learning cultures, reducing conflict and supporting collaboration, even across diverse teams. Our people facilitate client teams to: Uncover how to work at their best; Co-coach one another; Unpack conflict; Chunk up their thinking to… Continue reading
Engaging vulnerable adults to become more resilient – through Clean Interviewing
You’ve probably read the stories about vulnerable adults falling victim to scammers. Some people are losing their life savings, their sense of wellbeing and their peace of mind. The scammers target them through the Internet, door-to-door and through mail scams. A story about scams, the elderly and mental health, appeared in the Guardian just this… Continue reading
What happens if your client wants systemic change but does not have buy-in from others or the authority to implement change from above?
This was the situation we encountered when we started working with the head of the NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training) strategy group and the head of vulnerable families at a local council. We supported the two of them to take on the core Systemic Modelling philosophy and to alter their behaviours when managing meetings… Continue reading
Different Rhythms for Different Processes
We are often asked what is the difference between Symbolic Modelling and Systemic Modelling – apart from that Symbolic Modelling is primarily for working with individuals and Systemic Modelling is primarily for working with groups. In this video, I explain that one of the main differences relates to the tempo or rhythms we employ within each process.