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Webinar: Meeting the challenges of change and digital transformation - Shared screen with speaker view
Tony Mayo
01:05:36
I have not influence or responsibility for the news coming out of DC
Paul Z Jackson
01:08:22
Shame, Tony.
Paul Z Jackson
01:08:29
Quantum applied improvisation...
Paul Z Jackson
01:08:47
AI was once thought crazy...
Paul Z Jackson
01:10:25
Welcome, GK
Paul Z Jackson
01:10:53
Digital transformation is current hot topic.
Paul Z Jackson
01:11:08
Welcome, Nancy
Paul Z Jackson
01:11:39
All depts help to enable sales.
Paul Z Jackson
01:12:20
How to continue to have people collaborate, even in a digital landscape.
G K
01:12:24
Thanks Paul! GK is Jackie Gnepp
Paul Z Jackson
01:12:52
Rewards were for stable behaviour, now need to be comfortable with less stable...
Tony Mayo
01:13:29
Stability and predictablility are illusions.
Paul
01:14:31
agreed Tony
Paul Z Jackson
01:15:01
Great cartoon!
Tony Mayo
01:15:33
Cartoon reminds me of this video: "A Conference Call in Real Life" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNz82r5nyUw
Paul Z Jackson
01:15:51
Thanks, Tony
Tony Mayo
01:18:02
Thank you, Paul
Paul Z Jackson
01:18:13
Why do we need to collaborate?
Paul Z Jackson
01:19:38
We need to connect - it's human.
Alison Gitelson
01:19:49
No one individual has all the skills, knowledge, experience, ideas
Nancy Watt
01:19:52
"collaboratoin" iin the top five of required/necessary skills by Conference Bd of Canada and RBC White Papers on Workforce Dev. I suspect collaboration necessary is to ensure all diverse voices heard, better innovative thinking, product development, etc
Tony Mayo
01:20:03
May I ?
Paul Z Jackson
01:22:04
No one person has the answer. AI has a chance now, as first wave of 'collaborative tools' was not that great.
Patrick Short
01:22:14
Referencing Eddie Obeng - what we need to know has passed the pace one person can learn or know. Our networks are essential.
Nancy Watt
01:22:57
Exactly Patrick
Paul Z Jackson
01:24:41
It's a waste of resource not to use the available diversity. Improvisation = make use of what's there.
Paul Z Jackson
01:26:12
Digital does not (yet) change humans with their need for clear, shared goals, appropriate ego input, fair reward, etc.
Alison Gitelson
01:26:15
It's challenging to setup.
Nancy Watt
01:26:22
Please share where that stat is from?
Tony Mayo
01:26:57
One reson is that performance reviews, by and large, are a disaster. https://tonymayo.com/performance-review-process-needs-improvement/
Paul Z Jackson
01:27:01
Clunky rewards for digital collaboration, eg most posts.
Paul
01:27:21
thanks tony and for the link
Paul Z Jackson
01:28:30
Software tracks who are the influencers on the digital platforms.
Nancy Watt
01:28:40
Thanks! :)
Pam Burke
01:28:48
yes, top down commitment missing -- and leaders often don't model collaboration well themselves even when they exhort others to do so
G K
01:28:54
Individual rewards and team rewards are a dilemma, so like any other dilemma, we can't switch from one to the other, but need to find a way to do both.
Tony Mayo
01:32:51
While we wait for performance reviews and reward systems to better deal with collaboration, it will be useful to emphasize that fluid, effective collaboration is intrinsicly rewarding i.e., people are happier and more satisfied when contributing to a successful, shared endeavor.
Paul Z Jackson
01:34:32
Tony, I also like to think what you describe works better - and I've often seen that - yet it's tough to find more traditional companies ready to take that on. They are stuck with trad performance reviews, etc, and slow to shift.
Paul
01:36:06
i'll be sharing from here: https://rationalmadness.wordpress.com/resources/cats3000-applied-improvisation-page/
Paul
01:36:22
please feel free to make use of the resources here in whatever way you find fruitful
Paul Z Jackson
01:37:12
Put in the work - of slowing down, being followable - for the activity to succeed.
Paul Z Jackson
01:38:29
People need confidence to trust the team - accept offers - so that their communications are more collaborative.
Patrick Short
01:39:04
It’s interesting that most of these games revolve around story…
Paul Z Jackson
01:39:09
Positioning the activities to serve the purpose - that's key to the success of a workshop.
Pam Burke
01:39:35
mantra meeting?
Patrick Short
01:41:12
I’m wondering if story is the top-level key to collaboration.
Patrick Short
01:42:42
Yes to Paul - you can use the same activities for different purposes, but knowing why - having a reason that you are using them - is very important.
Paul Z Jackson
01:42:49
Mantra meeting - paper with mantras you might be playing, neg or positive, in your head. Apply it while trying to solve a problem during the 'meeting'
Paul Z Jackson
01:45:52
'The truth about me' - get closer to the person to the degree their statement is true for you too.
Paul Z Jackson
01:46:45
If our aim is more collaboration, use activities that have participants practice collaborating, succeed by collaborating, and get the buzz of collaborating.
Patrick Short
01:46:59
Using Who’s Who as a frame for client content is interesting.
Paul Z Jackson
01:48:27
'Broken Squares' uses paper for all participants to silently make same sized squares - with give and take of pieces of constitutive paper.
Paul Z Jackson
01:50:51
250 improv shows at this year's Edin Fest.
Kristy West
01:50:54
Broken Squares on Thiagi site
Paul Z Jackson
01:51:08
How far does improv take us in a chaotic world, asks Paul L.
Paul Z Jackson
01:51:42
Paul: only knows what the activity is after it's been invented in the room.
Paul Z Jackson
01:52:37
Most improv shows at fest are short-form comedy. Classic stars, with same relationship to audience, for laughter and cleverness. Seems impossible, to make up stuff super-fast, wow when brilliant.
Paul Z Jackson
01:52:56
Improv takes us close to the moment, but the present continually eludes us.
Paul Z Jackson
01:53:20
Creativity and spontaneity, offer and accept, are manifest.
Paul Z Jackson
01:53:38
We don't often get to that state online.
Paul Z Jackson
01:53:53
We're in a line, not a circle or space.
Paul Z Jackson
01:54:24
Google docs is neatly collaborative, until it reaches comments needing resolution, which is more transactional.
Paul Z Jackson
01:55:41
Other shows, non-UK, have never heard of 'improv', but have no script for their dance or spoken space. Often audience in tears of joy, needs met! Clearly akin to process of script-free improvisation.
Paul Z Jackson
01:57:21
As brain goes, the time-line changes, to another mode of awareness - field of possibilities. Quantum. Ideas come to you.
Paul Z Jackson
01:58:19
That field of possibility is available to us (not quite in the moment).
Paul Z Jackson
01:59:07
Digital world is currently speeding up the traditional linear time line. Field of possibility offers 'play' - which adds something else to improvisation.
Paul Z Jackson
01:59:22
Activties listed on Paul L's website.
Paul Z Jackson
02:00:41
Improvised plays and novels are lightning-quick planning. Becomes predictable and not-so-innovative. SHould we change the games more often, so change more than content - change the structure too.
Paul Z Jackson
02:01:23
That collaboration isn't designed in, it's looked back at afterwards.
Tony Mayo
02:02:16
Fascinating and help insight about how tools and tropes can become cages and ruts,
Nancy Watt
02:02:52
Loved that, thanks Paul. Contemplation of time interesting to think about.
Paul Z Jackson
02:02:59
It's a parallel approach Paul L offers.
Paul Z Jackson
02:05:54
In an organisation setting, may have 3 volunteers, with a rule that they can only stand, sit or turn heads. May notice when they make decisions. If let go of that 'what to do next' and surrender instead, may go from improv to a settling to a shock or jump. Can take an hour. It's drama.
Paul Z Jackson
02:06:50
If performance is an emergent property, what does it mean for our organisation?
Paul Z Jackson
02:06:58
Not just about measuring.
Paul Z Jackson
02:07:22
Anyone can type and delete into the shared doc. Emergent acts of code.
Paul Z Jackson
02:08:40
Alan Alda said, discover the moment, not invent it.
Paul Z Jackson
02:09:14
Less agenda as facilitators.
G K
02:09:22
Paul L., this is a different way of thinking. Might you consider doing a Learning Journey on your approach at the next AIN Conference (in Avila, Spain)?
Nancy Watt
02:11:06
i second that Jackie.
Tony Mayo
02:11:07
I sincerely hope that those within AIN working toward a certification program get and act upon these insights.
Paul
02:11:10
happy to discuss and explore this after with whoever is interested
Paul
02:11:20
paul@cats3000.net
Patrick Short
02:12:23
I would like to see a plenary talk as well - many people who wouldn’t CHOOSE to hear these ideas would benefit from hearing them.
Paul
02:12:47
what makes you say wouldnt choose, patrick?
Nancy Watt
02:15:54
Thanks Kristy and Paul! Have to run...
Patrick Short
02:16:54
Not hearing Paul’s ideas as dismissive at all. And this is coming from someone who has been performing in the same format for 31 years.
Paul Z Jackson
02:20:03
Embodiment work - from Applied Theatre - perhaps gets to some of this 'being', with play off each other. Alison Gitelson says. It's emergent, with nothing dictated. May depend on how experienced the participants are. Some want to cognitively make something happen. Insights arise from just following the body - including answers to complex problems.
Paul Z Jackson
02:21:31
Emails exercise. Look around art gallery first. Then reply. Rejoin the spatial world around us.
Patrick Short
02:22:47
“Acoustic guitar in an electronic world.” Yes.
Paul Z Jackson
02:22:49
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surveillance_capitalism
Paul Z Jackson
02:24:43
Book: Surveillance Capitalism. highly recommended to get a sense of possibility and importance of our work in a digital age.
Kristy West
02:25:20
The Chaos Imperative, Ori Brafman
Paul Z Jackson
02:25:49
Orientation of facilitator in the room. Not about the techniques. May be letting story emerge, notice it, then have a sense of what activity comes next.
Alison Gitelson
02:26:47
Thank you very much Kristy and Paul x2
Paul
02:27:04
thanks for being part of our shared inquiry, Alison
Per Rasmussen - JustDo!
02:27:04
I connected from Denmark - somethins must have gone wrong in the timezone (in my calender) so I entered late. Is the start og the webinar recorded??
Paul Z Jackson
02:27:09
And those trad exercises can invite shifts in the debriefs.
Paul Z Jackson
02:27:19
Yes, Per, it's recorded.
Paul Z Jackson
02:28:35
Is it OK to say 'it went wrong?' as we look back. No need in the arts to attack each other, if our aim is to explore.
Patrick Short
02:28:47
“Some of the performers attack each other - because they are in the arts.”
Kristy West
02:29:11
You are so welsome.
Kristy West
02:29:15
welcome
Patrick Short
02:29:33
Paul Levy - have you seen Blind Date at EFF?
Tony Mayo
02:29:35
Paul's insight about leading improv by the rules being distinct from creating an nevironment in which improv happens reminds me of the dangers of machine translation. For years, people tried to teach computers to translate from one language to another by programming rules and meanings. Now, Google trnaslate just draws upon human translated documents to find similar phrases to what the tool translates. This reduces the cost of translation and drives humans out of the translation business. Soon, Google translate will be unable to translate anything that has not already been translated. that is, no new ideas.
Kristy West
02:30:09
I will share takeaways on FB group-exercises and slides.
Paul
02:31:04
you can SELECT ALL on this chat and copy it elsewhere
Pam Burke
02:31:49
thank you Kristy, Paul and Paul for creating this space and everyone here!
Alison Gitelson
02:32:13
have to run
Tony Mayo
02:32:30
The truth believed on faith is a lie --Werner Erhard