BUILDING TRIBES - A TRAVEL GUIDE FOR ORGANIZATION

Authors: Jitske Kramer & Danielle Braun - 2018

Publisher: Management Impact

Language: Dutch

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For everyone who would rather build a tribe than run an organization.

After the previous award-winning book The Corporate Tribe, this is a new book with organization lessons from anthropology. In Building Tribes, Jitske Kramer and Danielle Braun answer the question: how? How can you create an excellent culture, how do you make your organization into a tribe, what anthropological lessons can you use as a leader, changer, consultant?

For this book, Braun and Kramer again traveled the world to find answers to frequently heard organizational issues in various cultures. By means of beautiful stories, you will meet leaders, tribe members and bringers of change from all over the world. You sit in their chair and see how they carry conversations, make decisions and turn a group of people into a tribe. On Sumatra, the authors interviewed the granddaughter of a Batak king about headhunting and competition in the boardroom, learned about valuation of products according to the Iranian ta’arof, a cohesive whole of social etiquette and implicit rules of behavior, submerged themselves in the silence of Quaker meetings to answer difficult questions without words and traveled to the Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas for very special field research (marrying yourself) to understand the essence of mergers. And so many more.

This is not your average management book - it is a book that allows you to learn from what you already knew. It is also a practical book, full of anthropological insights and concrete activities that you can do today with your team, department or entire organization. When we approach organizations as living tribes... we will never have to have meetings again. Instead, we can light campfires

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HumanDimensions looks at companies and organizations through the eyes of an anthropologist. We look at how people shape cultures, and how cultures shape people. We travel the world looking for ways to build strong tribes, that are diversity-friendly and ready for change. And we bring our findings to the world of organization and cooperation through our excellent keynote speeches, master classes and training courses. Deep Democracy. Inclusion. Diversity. Organizational culture. Leadership.

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