In this session, we’ll look at culture at a more “meso” level, focusing on cultures that arise more locally, such as within teams or groups. We’ll explore the literature around social networks, and how ideas, behaviors, and emotions spread (via “contagion”) through networks. To do this, we’ll look at social network theory, social movements, and team dynamics, asking what is the role of culture in creating both positive and negative contagions across a network. How do you propagate or spread a desired culture from small enclaves into the entire organization (or beyond)? How do organizations amplify or downplay cultural elements depending on the current demands while creating a consistent sense of purpose and meaning? How do leaders work to support the most adaptive and efficient cultures? We’ll also explore the role of conflict at work. How does conflict harm a culture, and how is it a source of tension that creates a culture? How can we transform conflict into a culture-booster instead of a culture-sapper?
Documents to Prepare for the Gathering
|February 2017 Agenda||Feb2017Agenda.pdf||This is the agenda for the LILA gathering in February 2017 featuring Michele Gelfand and Damon Centola.||January 26, 2017 1:57 pm|
|February 2017 Brief Final||February-2017-Brief-Final.pdf||In this brief, we’ll explore different types of culture and the notion of social networks, and we’ll also deepen our understanding of what makes a culture adaptive. We’ll also explore how ideas, behaviors, and emotions spread (via “contagion”) through networks.||January 30, 2017 11:21 am|
|February 2017 Participant List||2017-FEB-Attendees-report.pdf||A list of the members in attendance.||January 30, 2017 1:29 pm|
|February 2017 LILA Member Profiles||2017-FEB-BIO.pdf||Get to know your fellow LILA Members||January 30, 2017 3:12 pm|
Materials from the Gathering
|February 2017 Harvest Document||16-17_LILA_Journal.pdf||This is the summary document for the February 2017 gathering focused on Creating Cultural Contagions.||March 2, 2017 8:25 pm|
|February 2017 Animation Script||February-2017-Animation-Script.pdf||This is the script for the February 2017 animation.||March 2, 2017 8:41 pm|
|February 2017 LILA Animation: Creating Cultural Contagions||Feb-2017-LILA-Adaptive-Cultures_-Creating-Cultural-Contagions2.mp4||This is the animation created after the February 2017 gathering focused on Creating Cultural Contagions.||May 31, 2017 4:22 pm|
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