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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

banking | the seventh element

Douglas Board, a longstanding companion to Sparknow, has worked with us to develop our response to the Salz Review of Barclays, due to report later this spring. The introduction to Sparknow’s response follows, together with links to the whole response and to our approach to ethical auditing. ‘The assumption that bankers and banking are corrupt and morally