Archive for the tag: theory

Theory U and the Presencing Process: Experiencing the Power of Emergence

We’ve been wondering lately how we could further improve our practice in the Emergence Phase of group processes, thereby also capatilising on this central moment in a change process for improved impact. When designing the sequence of work steps of any change process, we usually follow an overall “Divergence – Emergence – Convergence” pattern. This […]

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Communication Nation: The connected company

An interesting article, well worth reading! If we understand a company (or any other institution/organisation or even a project for that matter!) not as a machine, but an organic “being” (system) such as a city, what can we learn from that? Read yourself: Communication Nation: The connected company.

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The Decline Effect and the Scientific Method: newyorker.com

I have come across this interesting article in “The New Yorker” on what science – and thus we – can really know, how we perceive and deal with reality: The Decline Effect and the Scientific Method: newyorker.com. Some of it may not really be surprising if you look at it from a complexity perspective – […]

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“Where Good Ideas Come From” by Steven Johnson

Interesting ideas – and large-group events (such as OpenSpaceTechnology) could and do contribute to create instances of such “liquid networks” that have an impact in the moment but also beyond.

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New Company Profile

What exactly do we do at IngeniousPeoplesKnowledge? What services can we provide, what are our strengths and specialisations? On which assumptions, concepts and methods do we build our work and trainings? And: who is behind I-P-K? Answers to these questions in a nutshell. Fresh from the (Word)Press… Download Our Company Profile 2010

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New Facilitation Handbook available

We are happy and proud to launch our new Facilitation Handbook. The title “Knowledge Sharing for Change – Designing and Facilitating Learning Processes with a Transformative Impact” embodies our credo that underlies our work and in particular the events we design and facilitate: that the ultimate goal must be to bring about transformation of some […]

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Is it ok for change to be fun?

So it is maybe not such a good idea to make things look too serious and scrupulous if we want to effect behavioural change. On the contrary, is it maybe a sign of being unprofessional if we try too hard to look professional? More information on “It’s Nice That“.

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A Random Array of Methods or a Consistent Approach?

Over the past few weeks, two persons asked me the same question that I was unable to respond to – which was very strange: They asked me: “What is your approach then?”. I asked them “What do you mean, which approach?”. One of them pointed out that in a conversation, of more than an hour, […]

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The Enigma of Sustained Momentum – Is Community Building The Answer?

I met a consultant friend for coffee the other day. We spoke about the challenge of sustaining the momentum that a group of individuals gathers at an event aimed at coming up with ‘solutions’ in the form of ‘projects’ to achieve ‘transformation’. In other words: designing and realizing a future that is different from the […]

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A bit theoretical…

Sometimes, we get the feedback, that some recommendations, a paper or presentation that we do, are a bit “theoretical”. Well, that’s exactly what we are striving for: to substantiate our findings and recommendations with a conceptual framework (which by its nature is always theoretical). It’s our conviction, that many development initiatives, plans and reports are […]

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