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Individual vs collective impact

Posted by Philip on 14 April 2015, 6:23 pm in , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Today at a hui of one of my regular clients I was reminded of an important tension and interesting phenomenon in organisational dynamics. It's blogged about ad in finitum.

The tension is the value of meetings over that of individual productivity. The phenomenon is the power of "collective influence" (Alex Smith).

Meetings get a bad rap these days. Particularly online businesses favour virtual teams, online collaboration etc. Alex reckoned 90% of meeting content is irrelevant. People are busy. Time is precious.

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Trees in the distance

Posted by Philip on 27 March 2012, 6:11 pm in , , ,

On Sunday I sat out on my deck and noticed, in the distance, a gap in the landscape. A tree had disappeared.

Whoever decided to chop down the tree didn't realise they would change my view.

How many times, when we act, do we unknowingly change another's outlook, opinion, ideas? Might we even impact more tangibly on their lives?

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