How did humans come to agree that one of the primary ways they would represent experience of the world would be through a rectangular shape? The rectangle hardly ever exists in the natural world but human culture has been effectively occupied by this shape. In case you haven’t noticed, rectangles are everywhere. They’ve taken over [...]
“I once had a really great idea and sent it in an email to the MD but it was ignored. That’s why I’m not going do anything innovative again” I have heard stories like this on many occasions and the association between innovation – or the lack of it – has become clear in my mind. Innovation does not occur easily in a space where there has been a history of corporate violence. In fact, I’d go as far as to say that innovation can only occur in the context of a safe space. [...]
Rituals and events are both important in both change management and KM work and practitioners need to have a clear understanding of how rituals and events are important.Rituals and events present an opportunity to reinforce certain value systems, stories and ideas. They can be used to reflect on the past, celebrate a moment in time and also create focus for the future [...]
All knowledge comes from the questions we ask. The following questions are particularly useful in the context of corporate or even a family. What comes to mind when you ask these questions?
What is going on? How do we know? Where else is it going on? Who cares? Who is responsible? How does it happen? [...]
How do you talk about your own creativity? The way in which you talk about your own creativity can generate your experience of creativity. Do the following apply to you? Could you add any additional statements?
I love participating with others on a project
I believe [...]
Diversity, Difference and Creativity
Steve Banhegyi & Associates (c) 2005
Whilst many companies still experience difficulty in ensuring that the diversity of gender and culture in South Africa is reflected at all levels in their organisations, some pioneers are talking about difference and diversity in a completely new light – as a source of organisational [...]