Building Bridges Through Curiosity

This is a lovely blog from Andrea Chiou, congruent with its title and content, it’s informative and personal – a lovely read. By Andrea Chiou. First published on Adaptive Collaboration. This blog post is inspired by two case studies, one using ethnography and one using Clean Language – both to improve company resilience and success over… Continue reading

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What is Systemic Modelling?

Systemic Modelling is an approach for supporting groups to use clean questions and metaphor models to better understand one another and to develop the skills and capability to collaborate meaningfully. The facilitator, having established an overall outcome for the process, introduces a series of engaging exercises and simple tools to encourage the group to develop… Continue reading

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Systemic Modelling Requires Trust

This morning I’ve been helping a business team; we’ve been modelling one person’s temper and another’s sales process. It made me realise that when using Clean Language to work one-to-one, you need to trust in the individual system to create the healing and change required. In Systemic Modelling you’re relying on the individual systems to… Continue reading

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Managing More Effective Meetings – Saving Time, Temper and Tedium

A poorly run meeting wastes time, creates inertia and can deplete an organisation of resources. Applying a quick Clean Set-up, a little Clean Feedback at the end and training the attention of the meeting from problems, to outcomes and action – makes all of the difference. It’s simple to apply, makes complete sense, takes no… Continue reading

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Clean Language TEDx Talk

Caitlin’s 20-minute TEDx is entitled “Clean Questions and Metaphor Models: A Language of Inquiry”. It’s the story of Caitlin’s quest to find a tool that would allow people to see the rules they and other people were living by and to find ways to explore those rules in a non-judgemental way. She talks about the first… Continue reading

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