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Explaining what we do: The Moment

Our team has had the pleasure of working on every single continent on the planet (minus Antarctica). But we have continued to struggle to explain what we do and how we do it. This video was created to help people understand how we think and why we do what we do. We put it forward in times when our words simply aren’t cutting it.
Opinion

Backroom Decisions Are Failing Us— What We Can Do

— Tyl van Toorn

Collaborative Design replaces bilateral, single-issue negotiation with interdisciplinary groups, including multilateral stakeholder conversations that consider the issue from a systemic perspective. Click here to read more.
Opinion

What is Co-Design?

— Charlie Ursell

Explaining Co-Design isn’t easy. It’s one of those things, like going to a concert, conquering a mountain peak or taking part in an exhilarating sport, that has a quality which is lost when put into words. Yet the experience is often profound and can have long-lasting and transformative impacts on the individuals and systems involved. Click here to read more.
Opinion

The Right Network at the Right Time

— Adam Shaw

Social Network Analysis (SNA) is a method for mapping the interactions between people. It can make the “invisible visible” by revealing the tangled web of relationships within a system. Who goes to whom for advice, or information, or to riff on new ideas? SNA is used to capture this information and extract data that can be used to generate new insights or drive decision-making. Click here to read more.
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“When it comes to cultural change we excessively fixate on the critical mass and underestimate the catalytic quality of the improbable few. The ‘critical yeast’ — these small, unlikely, combinations of persistent people and partnerships committed to a new quality of relationship — dwell before and behind every instance of social change that truly shifts what is possible and transformative across generations.”

— Nora Bateson

Opinion

Why you should engage outside of your usual environment—be it in the office or on a surfboard

— The Financial Post, June 19, 2019

The Financial Post interviewed Tyl van Toorn at our Toronto office.
Opinion

Why Your Organization Needs More “Astronauts”

— Tyl van Toorn

Current best practices in education and skills development often fail because we focus on teaching people how to do their job, rather than enabling them to confidently solve tomorrow’s problems. Instead of teaching information or training specific skills, we should be creating environments where people can learn how to learn. Click here to read more.