Based on the books The Corporate Tribe and Building Tribes, the inspiring speaker Jitske Kramer takes you on a fascinating journey. She talks about how people shape cultures and how cultures shape people. Full of beautiful stories and anthropological lessons about people, culture, change and leadership. About the interplay of Power & Love and the importance of good interaction and decision-making.
With efficient bullet point meetings and human campfire conversations. Anthropological insights to create and maintain strong and healthy organizations. Challenge yourself to consider how your secret tribal delights about cooperation and leadership fit in today’s modern open organizations.
Jitske has. An organization is a living entity, with village squares and town halls (meeting rooms), alleyways and taverns where the real dialogue takes place (smoking areas and coffee corners). With chiefs (leaders), elders (regulatory bodies), hunters (sales), magicians (IT, HR, change managers, consultants) and gatherers (the fee earners). To truly understand the ins and outs of a tribe and to guide the so-called intangible organization culture, it is important to understand how people shape cultures.
Less group stupidity and more team intelligence. Every group, organization, society consists of people. And every minute the relationships between these people, the circumstances, the interests and aspirations change. An important theme for Jitske is the high degree of group stupidity that we see in many teams and organisations. How is it possible that in itself reasonable intelligence people as a group so often get stuck in collective inability? All this stupidity costs society, the organization and everyone involved a lot of frustration and tons of money. Through travel stories and her experiences in different cultures and communities, Jitske shows how we can improve our mutual relationships, so that we as a group become smarter in our thinking and acting. Strong organizational cultures have group norms that promote team intelligence.
The whole field of corporate anthropology is too much to cover in one keynote. After an introduction on how people form tribes and cultures, we will choose a focus. During the intake session over the phone, we coordinate your needs and possibilities within the available time.
This can include the following:
Whoever hasn’t jumped on the band wagon of agile, self-management, participation processes, shared leadership, self-organization, swarms, co-creation, inclusion, cross-chain partnerships… is running far behind. Or so it appears. It seems as if we have to entirely reinvent ourselves, and our leadership. Jitske believes that is only partially true. Because humanity has centuries of experience in working together, living together, conferring, making decisions and changing. We can draw from that experience. Looking through the anthropological lens, you will see in clearer focus what is really happening in the dynamics of the organization. Like switching from black-and-white to color TV.
Oslo Business Forum wrote an article about Jitske’s Keynote Building Tribes during the Purpose Driven Leadership Seminar. Curious? You can read the article here.