Archive for May, 2020

From anxious activity to wise collective action: navigating uncertainty together

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May 13th, 2020

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Human beings struggle with uncertainty. We’re not really designed for it. Whilst it varies from person to person, generally speaking ‘not knowing’ is an anxiety inducing state. Unchecked our anxiety can destabilise us. It can heighten our mistrust of the words and deeds of others or lead us to latch on to and unquestioningly proliferate […]

The “Now Normal” – retelling organisational tales

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May 13th, 2020

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A couple of years ago I became fascinated with fairy tales and the impact they had on my childhood. Acting on my curiosity I came across Enchantment by psychoanalyst Bruno Bettelheim. A concentration camp survivor, Bettelheim dedicated his life to helping traumatised children, many of whom were survivors of the holocaust. Through this work he […]

Managing remote teams: How to effectively manage remote employees

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May 6th, 2020

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What is managing remote teams? If we’d asked this question before March 2020, the answers would have been very different to now, when most organisations have had a crash course in managing employees working from home. I’ve been a social scientist looking at this area for almost 15 years, and it has been fascinating to […]