JITSKE KRAMER’S BOOKS

Jitske Kramer is a best-selling author of books about her search for how people can be good people together. How we can build strong tribes, safe for differences and ready for change. How we can work and live well together, even with people we might not like. How people shape cultures and how cultures shape people. About change and what change requires of leaders and organizations. About decision-making, power, diversity and inclusion. About the lessons she learned on her anthropological trips. Many beautiful stories and practically written, solid theories.

JITSKE KRAMER’S BOOKS

Jitske Kramer is a best-selling author of books about her search for how people can be good people together. How we can build strong tribes, safe for differences and ready for change. How we can work and live well together, even with people we might not like. How people shape cultures and how cultures shape people. About change and what change requires of leaders and organizations. About decision-making, power, diversity and inclusion. About the lessons she learned on her anthropological trips. Many beautiful stories and practically written, solid theories.

Work has left the building

(Dutch Only)

Jitske Kramer wrote Work Has Left the Building during the second partial lockdown, in October 2020. About how the corona virus brought about a collective, worldwide culture shock and the impact it has had on our work life. For months, work routines have been turned upside down, we are confronted with uncertainty, crisis decisions and the need to adapt and change. Working from home took off, and now amounts to more than just make shift solutions in the online workplace. With questions like:

How to adapt your organizational structure? How to lead remotely? What can we do now to come out of this better in the long run? How to uphold the pride in the organization and maintain a connection with your team, even when you haven’t been able to see each other for weeks or even months? Is this a crisis or a transformation? What new rituals do we need right now?

With anthropological expertise, experiences in organizations and inspiration from her many travels, Jitske offers us tools for dealing with these bizarre times. This is an inspiring book full of valuable perspectives and concrete answers to today’s questions.

The Corporate Tribe

(Dutch, English, Russian, German)

looks at organizations from an anthropological perspective: how to research an organizational culture, how does an anthropologist view things, what kinds of cultural changes are there, and what is an anthropological approach to change?

Building Tribes 

(Dutch only)

describes how people shape cultures and how cultures shape people. And the role of leaders, interaction and decision-making in this process. With an explanation of the tribal archetypes (chiefs, sub-chiefs, hunters, gatherers, elders and mages). And how to have good campfires, with great examples from all over the world.

Deep Democracy

(Dutch only)

is about the Lewis method of Deep Democracy, developed in post-apartheid South Africa. Written for people who want to resolve conflicts, make use of differences and then dare to make sustainable decisions. With a radically different way of looking at group processes and a surprisingly effective approach to really applying that perspective in practice. Practical tools and techniques for dealing with extremes.

Jam Cultures 

(Dutch, English)

delves into the dynamics of differences and power. It answers the question: how to create an inclusive culture that uses all of our talents?

 Inclusive leadership is like a jam session, where everyone is clean on who is allowed to participate in what, who is allowed to contribute input on which topics and who is allowed a say in decision-making. The book includes the 8 principles of inclusion previously described in the book Wow! What a Difference.

Wow! What a Difference 

(Dutch, English)

is a versatile, practical book full of inspiration about differences and the 8 principles of inclusion for creating an inclusive culture. With lots of images and practical theories set out in less than 650 words.

Voodoo – op reis naar jezelf via eeuwenoude rituelen  

(Dutch only)

is a personal account of the anthropological trip Jitske made to Togo, where she spent a week undergoing centuries-old voodoo ceremonies. It is a confronting story that prompts you to self-reflect. With many important life questions. Looking at others enables you to see yourself.

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Work has left the building

(DUTH ONLY)

Jitske Kramer wrote Work Has Left the Building during the second partial lockdown, in October 2020. About how the corona virus brought about a collective, worldwide culture shock and the impact it has had on our work life. For months, work routines have been turned upside down, we are confronted with uncertainty, crisis decisions and the need to adapt and change. Working from home took off, and now amounts to more than just make shift solutions in the online workplace. With questions like:

How to adapt your organizational structure? How to lead remotely? What can we do now to come out of this better in the long run? How to uphold the pride in the organization and maintain a connection with your team, even when you haven’t been able to see each other for weeks or even months? Is this a crisis or a transformation? What new rituals do we need right now?

With anthropological expertise, experiences in organizations and inspiration from her many travels, Jitske offers us tools for dealing with these bizarre times. This is an inspiring book full of valuable perspectives and concrete answers to today’s questions.

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The Corporate Tribe

(Dutch, English, Russian, German)

looks at organizations from an anthropological perspective: how to research an organizational culture, how does an anthropologist view things, what kinds of cultural changes are there, and what is an anthropological approach to change?

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Building Tribes 

(Dutch only)

describes how people shape cultures and how cultures shape people. And the role of leaders, interaction and decision-making in this process. With an explanation of the tribal archetypes (chiefs, sub-chiefs, hunters, gatherers, elders and mages). And how to have good campfires, with great examples from all over the world.

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Deep Democracy

(Dutch only)

is about the Lewis method of Deep Democracy, developed in post-apartheid South Africa. Written for people who want to resolve conflicts, make use of differences and then dare to make sustainable decisions. With a radically different way of looking at group processes and a surprisingly effective approach to really applying that perspective in practice. Practical tools and techniques for dealing with extremes.

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Jam Cultures 

(Dutch, English)

delves into the dynamics of differences and power. It answers the question: how to create an inclusive culture that uses all of our talents?

Inclusive leadership is like a jam session, where everyone is clean on who is allowed to participate in what, who is allowed to contribute input on which topics and who is allowed a say in decision-making. The book includes the 8 principles of inclusion previously described in the book Wow! What a Difference.

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Wow! What a Difference 

(Dutch, English)

is a versatile, practical book full of inspiration about differences and the 8 principles of inclusion for creating an inclusive culture. With lots of images and practical theories set out in less than 650 words.

anchor

Voodoo – op reis naar jezelf via eeuwenoude rituelen  

(Dutch only)

is a personal account of the anthropological trip Jitske made to Togo, where she spent a week undergoing centuries-old voodoo ceremonies. It is a confronting story that prompts you to self-reflect. With many important life questions. Looking at others enables you to see yourself.

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Corona Culture Shock 6 MB 201 downloads

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Hybride werkcultuur 3.81 MB 184 downloads

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De Piemel Fontein 1.05 MB 122 downloads

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Articles

Here you will find supporting articles for the books.

Articles & longreads

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Corona Culture Shock 6 MB 201 downloads

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Hybride werkcultuur 3.81 MB 184 downloads

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De Piemel Fontein 1.05 MB 122 downloads

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