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  • Working on your piece – team lessons with origami

    Posted on June 28, 2020.

    When I lived in Japan, a skill I picked up was origami – the technique of folding paper to make things. I do origami for fun. I also use this skill in the workplace – as a creative activity with individuals for social fun, and as an object-lesson activity with teams for creative learning. It’s […]

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  • Drinking and the application of design principles

    Posted on May 7, 2020.

    (aka Four ways to improve a human experience) Recently I took a temporary ‘gig’ as a bar-person – I was serving at the drinks table at Lena Ross’s second book launch. The book launch was an community experience in which many sub-experiences took place, such as getting a drink to fuel conversation and networking. Wearing my […]

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  • A basis for great team relations

    Posted on April 14, 2020.

    Team Helen-Robert celebrates 10,000 days of official existence today. (Translation, we got married 10,000 days ago. Further Translation that’s about 27.4 years) Often Teams get likened to Family (which is problematic and a whole other conversation/blog). We are a family of two that can be truly likened to a high-functioning Team. During our engagement, we […]

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  • Design for Experiences of Changing

    Posted on September 18, 2019.

    Organisational Change Management (OCM) is focused on Changing, rather than Change. (Think of “Change” as a noun, an end state. Think of “Changing” as a verb, the journey to get to the end state.) A design approach can be applied to both Change-the-Noun – what is the thing we seek to make/solve/achieve; as well as […]

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  • Mindset: A missing piece of the OCM discipline discourse

    Posted on May 10, 2019.

    Something’s missing. Do you feel it? If you lifted up the proverbial petticoats of the Organisational Change Management (OCM) discipline – what is underneath? What private personal parts are intrinsic to the words you say and the actions you take as you do your work? I’m talking about ‘mindset’. I propose that this is a […]

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