Culture and values

Clear Vision Impersonated by Founders

Clear Vision Impersonated by Founders

Time frame:
Ongoing usage
Complexity: 1/5

Background & Purpose

Process: Influenced by the characteristics of the founder (“the source”) and the associates. Our company is owned by its employees (who are also associates), so it is a very self-organised and evolving entity.
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Contact

Name: Tina
Organisation:
Email: tinasieber@gmail.com
Website:

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Kids & Dogs

Kids & Dogs

Time frame:
Ongoing usage

Complexity: 4/5

Background & Purpose

Children and pets are part of life for many of us. Why do we keep them away from our workplaces and meetings? We found out that it can add a certain value to invite them in. The presence of children and, say a dog, brings playfulness and allows us to show up as human beings, not just as working machines. Of course, it helps to take the practicalities into account and get a feel for what, when and how much is suitable.
More info: http://www.symbiose.li/wpsymbiose/?p=65

Contact

Name: Michaela Hogenboom
Email: michaela@symbiose.li
Website: http://symbiose.li

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Icebreakers & Energizers

Icebreakers & Energizers

Time frame:
Ongoing usage

Complexity: 1/5
More info: http://wilderdom.com/games/Icebreakers.html

Background & Purpose

Basically, those are short games or physical activities. It brings a good mood to the group. It makes it easier to get to know each other and to connect. It also enables a group to stay energized during a long day and to get energized again, for example after lunch. All of us know many of those games. It is always good to have a couple of them in mind. It is also always fun – after the ice is broken – to ask if someone from the group wants to introduce an energizer.
More info: http://wilderdom.com/games/Icebreakers.html

Contact

Name: Michaela Hogenboom
Email: michaela@symbiose.li
Website: http://symbiose.li

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The 5 Layers of “Why?”

The 5 Layers of “Why?”

Time frame:
Ongoing usage

Complexity: 1/5
More info: http://

Background & Purpose

This simple technique consists of asking five times in a row the question “Why?” when trying to get to the root of a problem or to take a decision on a complex matter.
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Contact

Name: Anna D
Email:
Website: http://openspace-collective.com

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Jour Fixe

Jour Fixe

Time frame:
Ongoing usage

Complexity: 2/5
More info: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jour_fixe

Background & Purpose

Due to the trend of digital nomadism, we sometimes lack face-to face time with each other. A Jour Fixe can be the simple agreement to work together at an agreed time and with agreed frequency. Teamwork will be fostered when all team members try to be present at the same time, for example for half a day a week. Meeting times can be reduced and work can become more efficient by applying this practice.
More info: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jour_fixe

Contact

Name: Michaela Hogenboom
Email: michaela@symbiose.li
Website: http://symbiose.li

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Liquid Participation

Liquid Participation

Time frame:Ongoing usage

Complexity: 4/5

Background & Purpose

How do we make sure things get done when tasks are self-assigned, working in teams with flat structure combined with fixed deadlines? What’s beyond the carrot/stick extrinsic motivator to get things done? We created and remind ourselves of this practice in times of high workload, uneven feelings of commitment among the team or when a conflict arises.

More info: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BZyRlHVNHFolmTed7X8RLE9cnv6rzXP3Y9at2Sq-Vhw/edit

Contact

Name: Adrià Garcia Mateu
Email: adria@holon.cat
Website: http://www.holon.cat

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Ping Pong Q&A Game

Ping Pong Q&A Game

Time frame:

Punctual usage
Complexity: 1/5
More info: http://

Background & Purpose

#The “ping pong Q&A” game will inevitably result in absurd, silly and often very meaningful input:

One person asks a question which needs to be answered without pause and minimal hesitation in exactly five words by all other participants. The game works especially well in pairs.

This restriction of five words and no thinking time causes some very curious effects including answers that are surprisingly deep and provocative.
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Contact

Name: Mischa Altmann
Email: mischa@resonanz-austria.org
Website: http://resonanz-austria.org

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Clear Shared Values

Clear Shared Values

Time frame:
Ongoing usage

Complexity: 1/5
More info: http://

Background & Purpose

Process: Culture and values are shared, decided, and communicated. We do have a very supportive, appreciative and independent culture, which has on the one hand the advantage that each person can work in a creative, entrepreneurial, self-realizing and independent way and on the other hand the disadvantage that it is sometimes difficult to sharpen the organisation cultural profile. Our values are human oriented, excited by action, visionary, open, authentic.

Outcomes: Culture and values are clear, better staff alignment.

Values: Diversity.
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Contact

Name: Tina
Email: tinasieber@gmail.com
Website: http://

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