The Spark Blog

An occasional series of thoughts and reflections on the role of narrative in organizational change, branding and knowledge work

values, behaviours, culture – hangers, clothes, actions

One month on from attending the Complexity and Management Conference at Roffey Park, thoughts have seasoned and resurfaced, prompted by two recent questions thrown up by current projects. First, why do values and behaviours, clearly articulated, really matter. And, secondly, how can people at all levels in large organizations be weaned off hiding in ambiguous

‘I wanted your eyes to open wider’

Sparknow’s take on the Salz report into business practices at Barclays. This request by Vija Celmins refers to her sculpture called Fix the Image in Memory. This is explained on the MOMA website. For this work, Celmins made bronze casts of eleven rocks and then painted the casts to resemble the original stones as closely