Devine Intervention - SpatzAI When it comes to storytelling, it can often feel like no truly "new" ideas are left. After all, we have told stories for thousands of years, and, likely, almost every possible plot point, character arc, and twist ending has been explored at some point. But the beauty of storytelling lies not... Continue Reading →
A Naysaying Intervention Paradox
I'm developing a radically new AI-powered toolkit that helps teams effectively tackle situations where someone tries to quash their radically new idea...so funny!
The Subtle Art of Browbeating & Naysaying
Bullying in the workplace will be made illegal across Australia soon; however, I don't believe that bullying is the only real issue here. It is not unlawful and will never be to subtly browbeat or naysay. I think this misbehavior will only grow as overt bullying is made illegal.Everyone knows that explicit bullying is wrong... Continue Reading →
Stop The Line Conversations
"Stop the Line manufacturing" is a technique introduced by Taiichi Ohno (of Toyota Production System fame) in which every employee on the assembly line is responsible for pushing a big red button (pull the cord) that stops everything whenever they notice a defect on the assembly line." Initially, people did not understand the idea as the dogma at the... Continue Reading →
Real-time Protection from Groupthink
Getting people to speak up is NOT the problem; we have been doing it since birth. In my view, providing PROTECTION from groupthink is the problem. Properly solved and we can all speak up safely.
Early-stage Misbehavior Intervention Toolkit Vs Positive Behavior Reinforcement Certifiers
POSITIVE BEHAVIOR REINFORCEMENTIt is estimated that the cost of not having a psychologically safe workplace is around $600 billion annually in the US, in employee turnover. So I guess it would be an excellent business to promote psychological safety in whatever form that takes. Most behavioral psychologists are promoting psychological safety nowadays. They mainly focus on positive... Continue Reading →
The Potential Science Behind SpatzAI
I guess the question is, is there a standard behavior everyone can agree on and utilize? I think so and believe I have found it and have been proving it for some 38 years, and it still seems to work. It's called "I could be wrong," or the technical term is Rethink Perfect. I wrote... Continue Reading →
Blaming Blamers Vs Fixing Flaws
I'm sure that everyone knows organizations with people pointing their fingers and attributing blame to individuals is not the best way forward for collaboration. In a recent article in the Economist (you need to register to read it) "Why pointing fingers is unhelpful - And why bosses do it more than anyone", the author seems... Continue Reading →
Conformity or Conflict
...any level of or kind derision leads to fear which leads to conformity (or conflict.
Conflict Resolution Vs Psychological Safety
What if I told you that we don't have psychological safety in teams because the method of resolving conflict in organizations has not altered in the last 100 years and is sadly lacking? And we could achieve psychological safety with the possible overhauling of this antiquated process. "Ha!" I hear you say rhetorically. "That would... Continue Reading →