It doesn’t take much to create organizational “socialness”

Let’s think in terms of “social organization,” not just “social media” I don’t think it takes much to create “socialness” inside our organizations. If there’s a secret to it, it’s this: err on the side of letting your people communicate, collaborate and organize themselves. Can you trust them? If you hired grown-ups, let them be […]

Questions about digital learning?

Is your union thinking about developing an “online learning” program? Here are 5 tips and 25 questions to help you ponder your options… Main takeaways:  Begin your explorations with Purpose. Why do you want to create an online educational program? What spirit is informing this endeavour? Ask these questions before looking into platforms or tools, before looking into […]

Nonprofits tell good stories. But are they being heard?

Sorry, big brands. Nonprofits tell the stories that tell the tale of the deeper human experience. Nonprofits are entwined with people’s struggles and triumphs. Coke just ain’t. Organizations working in community and health services, social inclusion, the arts, education; unions; groups working on environmental and other advocacy causes – these are the organizations with the […]

Off-script: In-house boldness from an unlikely source

I didn’t like this lululemon ad at first. It was weird. It was harsh. It felt mean. It mocked their own customers, and did I mention mean? But once I heard the back-story of how the video got produced and released, I confess I grudgingly admired the company – for creating the conditions for bold creativity in-house. In “Shit Yogis Say”, a young […]