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Organisations can be messy, creative, joyous, problematic places. We understand how they really work and our expertise is in understanding and unpacking problems and coming up with practical and pragmatic solutions.
We work with organisations across all sectors and of all sizes. The dilemmas we have helped our clients resolve range from the major (such as organisational change) to the more discrete (interpersonal conflict). We bring our experience in organisational behaviour, creativity and clarity and match that with practical and sustainable solutions.
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Newsnight editor Ian Katz outlines what he believes is wrong about the TV political interview in this Financial Times article. In summary what’s wrong is that the interview has become a dance between defensive politicians and aggressive interviewers – each frustrated by the others’ attempts to prevent a discussion about what is really going on. [...]
Financial Times journalist Jo Ellison in an article entitled Fear and Clothing reviews two books which argue the case for why clothes and fashion matter. Women in Clothes by Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits and Leanne Shapton began with a survey of over 600 people about their relationship with clothes. Worn Stories by Emily Spivack describes the emotional connections we have with various [...]
The Internet is what you make of it, obviously. And there are aspiring writers who use digital technology to read and research and seek the counsel of their peers. But the Internet has also been a great aggregator of anxiety and an enabler of our worst tendencies. It has allowed us to trumpet our own [...]
This article from Dan Jurafsky (based on his book The Language of Food: A Linguist Reads the Menu) is fascinating. He researched restaurant reviews…that’s right…over 900,000 of them relating to 6.500 individual restaurants; he also reviewed the language on the back of food packets plus restaurant menus, and the results were fascinating. But food writing, to a [...]
I’ve been re-watching Margaret Heffernan’s TED talk on the value of conflict in organisations. I particularly like this quote So how do organizations think? Well, for the most part, they don’t. And that isn’t because they don’t want to, it’s really because they can’t. And they can’t because the people inside of them are too afraid of conflict. The organisation as [...]