And what does it mean for organizations?

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When I say “Snow White,” what is the first thing that comes to your mind? Crystal clear white snow, a red apple, or a princess? I thought so. How come a tale of a princess can trigger the same series of events in the minds of everyone regardless of where ever they are around the world?

That is the power of a story.

“In the end, we all become stories.”
Margaret Atwood

From ancient history, humans have created unique ways to tell their stories. So much so that the homo sapiens we know…


Can transformative skills be an answer for the enigma we live in?

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Even before COVID-19 everybody was talking about a new normal; one that we experience to the fullest but have not yet defined or made sense of properly; one that in the last decade has been commonly referred to as VUCA world.*

Within this framework, our education system, our way of working, our talent management, our purpose and the skills we need to invest more on … every tiny little things related to organizations is being rethought.

How to make sense of it all?

Ekskaret Foundation’s white paper “” by Christin…


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When talking about transformation at any scale in any organization one must tap into the field of organizational culture and take on the quest for changing something so engraved in all our lives: Habits.

As Aristotle beautifully put:

you are what you repeatedly do.”

And any organization with time becomes what they repeat, day after day, week after week, year after year.

Rest assured, that can be changed.

In the by Duke University Center for Advanced Hindsight, the authors put forward comprehensive evidence from scientific literature on changing habits and how habits can be measured.

What habits do you think have enslaved your organization to be mundane?

Any of it would you be willing to change? Share with us your thoughts.


Theory of Change: What is it and why does it matter so much?

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When it comes to conceptualizing an organizational effort’s impact, creating a theory of change (ToC) is one of the most commonly used but misinterpreted tools.

The term was first used by sociologist Carol Weiss as “theories of change” in an she authored for an Aspen Institute Roundtable in 1995 and the term is the culmination of a long history of research on theory-based evaluation.

Within this evaluation framework in mind, a theory of change is not a mere theory to be tested, but rather a framework to pinpoint key steps for your organization to take to achieve an intended…

Cigdem Tongal

Helping organizations measure and narrate the impact/value of their work @ HMD. Interested in Value-based Impact Assessment I Storytelling I Art of Hosting

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