Dialogue

Posted by on Apr 30, 2015 in Pattern Languages, Purpose, Trust | No Comments
Dialogue

“You do not have conversation to get work done. The conversation is the work.” – David Whyte Dialogue is more than conversation. You could think of dialogue as an open discussion where there are no winners or losers, right or wrong answers. As a pattern language, dialogue is an essential element of high functioning groups […]

Visualization

Posted by on Apr 17, 2015 in Pattern Languages | No Comments
Visualization

 “The real voyage of discovery consists of not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” – Marcel Proust Visualization as a pattern language helps us “see” data, stories, and themes from a different perspective. We can experience new insights when we minimize the baggage of language and look at a sketch, graph, image, […]

Prototyping

Posted by on Mar 30, 2015 in Pattern Languages | No Comments
Prototyping

“The value of prototypes resides less in the models themselves than in the interactions they invite.” – Michael Schrage In today’s complex business environment, organizations are often paralyzed by the number of options and the difficulty of change. One of the best antidotes for confusion, overwhelm, and complexity is embracing the pattern language of prototyping. […]

Storytelling

Posted by on Mar 24, 2015 in Pattern Languages, Trust | No Comments
Storytelling

Want to know how to build relational trust? Learn more about each other. Learn it through simple questions that can be tucked into the doing of work, creating workplaces that not only employ people but honor the soul in the process.” – Parker Palmer Storytelling is one of the most important pattern languages because it […]

Canopy Gap Toolbox

Posted by on Feb 28, 2015 in Pattern Languages | No Comments
Canopy Gap Toolbox

“But in practice master plans fail . . . They are too rigid; they cannot easily adapt to the natural and unpredictable changes that inevitably arise in the life of a community.” – Christopher Alexander   There is no single methodology that works to improve organizational relationships. Why? Because both the people who we relate […]