Sunday, January 23, 2011

Future Possibilities: Organizational Elasticity

Do we make opportunities for people in organizations to expand in flexible ways to create new spaces of value generation…

And do we at the same time combine agility with the requisite structures of business?

Yeast and sourdough bread making work as a narrative backdrop to explore these questions.


Organizational Elasticity from Terrence Gargiulo on Vimeo.

After watching the video here are some other questions to think about...

Can you detect the intersection of these two forces
in your organization?

How would you describe it?

If anything were to shift, what would look differently on a day by day basis in your organization?

I've posted this video on Voice Thread to allow folks a vehicle for responding with comments, audio, video, documents, etc... (all of these things can be done for free from the website):

I look forward to hearing your voice in this conversation...

Friday, January 7, 2011

Welcoming the New Year - Tidbits from the Arts


I can't believe it's 2011. As I look back on 2010 I am gratified by all of the new content I created and offered with folks. Some wonderful collaborations - and some personal breakthroughs in terms of new idas and ways of apporaching my story work.

For a quick recap of the year and links to relevant artifacts of my bursts of creativity...

I am planning and reflecting on what I will learn and try new this year. I am open to your thoughts and ideas. Last year I moved from lots of webinars to a few well timed and placed webinars usually with other major partners and collaborators to short videos. A colleague said he thought there were like Organizational Poetry. If you haven't seen too many of these yet please take a minute and go out to my Vimeo Channel.

These videos gave me an opportunity to play with digital forms of storytelling and they have become very popular with many of my clients. Now in addition to collecting and facilitating the collection and sense making of stories in an organization I'm being retained to pull stories together in short video collages to act as conversation starters, tacit knowledge transfer vehicles, and informal learning tools.

Before getting into new business content I wish to use this post to share three personal items:

1. Video of a performance of a chorus from the opera Tryillias I wrote with my father. This is the first performance of this chorus

2. Video of a recording of the famous Metropolitan Opera baritone singing my father's composition Ninna Nanna at his Golden Jubilee conference at Carnegie Hall Town Hall from the late 1940's

3. Video of pictures with the audio of 11 year old me (1979 - you can do the math :) singing the role of Amahl in Gian Carlo Menotti's opera Amahal an the Night Visitors

If you aren't on my mailing list please consider adding your name so I can be sure to send you announcement and links to all of the free white papers, videos, and webinars I offer.

Please don't be a stranger - Let me hear from you and if there is a webinar or short video topic you would like to see or which might be helpful reach out to me by email - or phone - 415-948-8087.

Blessings to all for a richly deepening and storied year!