Category: Organizing

Deciding how to Decide

When I approach a group I’d like to collaborate with, one of the first questions I ask is “how do you decide”. The answer gives me a good impression of where that group is at. Often the answer is confused and unclear. Most groups, I find, coast along with implicit decision-making processes until a challenging decision appears, so they are stuck having to decide how to decide with a contentious decision hanging over them. As you might expect it’s better for groups to figure this out before that happens.


Transforming Conflict with a Culture Committee

Conflict will arise in groups, what we do with that conflict can be the difference between falling apart or becoming stronger. In this post I outline a simple conflict transformation process you can implement and dive into putting together a Culture Committee to address conflicts within a group.

Reflections on Distributed Care in Organizations

I recently attended a online class put on by The Hum around care support in organizations. Care labor is an often unseen and unaccounted form of labor within teams. As Rich said “the snacks don’t just appear out of thin air at a meeting” someone takes the time to care to put them there. How can organizations take better care of those who care?