We were going to call this podcast "Communication" but in fact it is more about words, our use of words, taxonomies, structures and even a little misunderstanding of our own use of words during the podcast!
This week on Shift we tackle the topic of disruption. Is it always a good thing? How do we feel about it? How do individuals and organisations deal with it when it is "done to them"?
This week on Shift we are delighted to be joined my Emma Mulqueeny founder of Rewired State and closely involved with the government in the UK for many years. We talk about change in that context, power, politicians, the civil service and the future.
In this episode we explore the topic of powerlessness, not just at work but in life generally. How do we overcome the feeling, have agency, and make a difference? Or is it all just in our heads...?
In this episode we explore the challenges of vulnerability - both individual and organisational. What does it take, what does it get you. and how much of it is too much of a good thing.
In this episode we are as open as we can be about transparency, both individual and organisational. How far can you go? How does transparency relate to marketing? What are the challenges and how do we deal with them?
This week we talk about the importance of relationships in the workplace. Relationships with each other, our bosses, our customers and even ourselves. How do relationships impact "the bottom line" and how do we get better at them?
This week we were delighted to be joined by Dave Winer, inventor of blogging, podcasting and RSS. We discuss technology, education, corporate life, why not everyone should be a coder and, almost, got into the future.
This week we discuss the transition from manipulation to collaboration by way of flocking birds and pinko scum. We talk about motivation, commercial pressures, and encouraging truly collaborative cultures.
This time we discuss literacy in its widest sense of competence or knowledge. Whether digital, written, interpersonal or business we aspire to greater literacy - how do we do that as individuals and organisations?
In this episode we cover the topic of stupidity. Individual stupidity, collective stupidity and institutional stupidity. And why stupid might not be the most constructive or helpful word to use.
In this episode we tackle the thorny issue of measurement - what you measure, when you measure it, and what it means. From individual bloggers measuring reaction to their posts to managers measuring contribution and value, the subject raises interesting issues of perspective, scale, confidentiality and ethics.
Shift No. 11 in which we talk to writer, consultant and originator of the term Wirearchy Jon Husband. We talk about his work with civic groups in Montreal, recognition and job sizing, new models for organisations, and the likelihood for change.
Podcast No. 9 in which we are joined by writer, consultant and speaker Marcia Conner. We chatted about workplace culture, how to set about shifting culture, what this means for individuals, and how to help them.
Podcast No. 8 in which we talk about sex. Sexism, equality, the tech industry and business generally - we cover various aspects of the roles and attitudes of men and women in the workplace.