Every issue we face today, we have already dealt with as humankind in the course of the last 50,000 years. How do we merge? Marriage rituals. Change management? Rituals and rites of passage. Great inclusive decisions? Tribal leadership. Uncertain futures? The oracle. Conflict? Silent meetings, with sharpened arrows or with a singing battle. Building organizations with century old human wisdom.
WHAT IT MEANS TO BE HUMAN
HumanDimensions looks at the world and at organizations through the eyes of an anthropologist. Cultural anthropology is the discipline that asks what it means to be a human among humans. With a fascination for how people shape cultures together and how cultures shape people, both inside organizations and beyond them. Anthropologists make the strange seem familiar. And the familiar seem strange. They do this to create space for new ways of seeing and new ways of dealing.
Jitske Kramer travels all over the world to learn from traditional healers, leaders, surprising innovators, peers and random passers-by. Special rituals, everyday actions and age-old dialogues contain a treasury of human wisdom. It is these cultural best practices that she then translates into practice for teams, departments, projects and cross-boundary cooperation in our training courses, vlogs, books, keynotes and master classes… and into practice in your organization.
To encourage organizations to become wildly attractive to all their employees, clients, suppliers and the world. Our approach can sometimes be disruptive, turning everything upside down, coherently disturbing the status quo and exploring conflicts. Other times we focus on being together, reconnecting people, fun and establishing harmony.