Trapped in an evolutionary time-warp: how human genetics sabotage modern organisations
“Thus, the task is, not so much to see what no one has yet seen; but to think what nobody has yet thought, about that which everybody sees.”
Arthur Schopenhauer: 1851
Modern organisations are a human creation. This design is anchored by genetics and has prevailed for thousands of years. …Continue
It’s about time!
Time management is often a negative for meetings. Here is…Continue
Ground-rules for meetings: Why they matter; how to create them, and how to best use them.
Last week's blog talked about setting and honouring the 'social contract' for meetings. Today, we will talk about what is commonly the missing third of that 'social contract', namely the behaviour of those attending. Some of those behaviours are detrimental.
Are you violating a social contract? Do your meetings match what people expect?
Have you ever attended a meeting that, for any reason, left you annoyed, angry, disappointed?
Unconsciously, each participant in your meetings has signed up to a ‘social contract’. Evidence for this is most obvious when the ‘social contract’ is violated.
The reason this negative emotion arose for you is probably because something occurred that you thought was…Continue