As the social media generation well knows, the best change happens bottom-up, not top-down. In the past weeks we’ve explored the concept of organisational change. We’ve looked at creating a shared language for ideas in your organisation, so that people understand each other. We’ve discussed tools to bring your ideas for a better future to life. In this post we will look at one of the basic ingredients for any

Last time in this series we looked at creating a shared language to talk about ideas. The ultimate expression of this shared language is an organisational vision that is alive. Probably your organisation has a vision and a mission statement. Maybe you even know the vision by heart. (You should know it by heart, but unless you’re the CEO it’s probably not your responsibility you don’t.) Having a clear vision

My old friends from the Museum of National History (actually my former bosses) Erik and Dennis together with designer Robin, photographer Patrick, editor Charlotte and an army of Dutch designers, artists, cooks, architects and other creatives last week launched De gulle ekster (‘The generous magpie’). I’m writing blogs for them as well as doing some online marketing and public relations for the new start-up. De gulle ekster is a website