This is going to be a little out of sequence, but I want to come to how we gather narrative for the new culture scans in future posts. Suffice it to say for the moment that this uses SenseMaker® and a non-hypothesis question that can be asked of the whole workforce or just a sample: What story would you tell your best friend if they were thinking of joining your workgroup? The employee then interprets that story using a series of signifiers that provide quantitive data, but at any stage we can look at the stories from which the numbers are derived. I'll be going through the signifiers and their background in subsequent posts.
So suspend any curiosity about the how for the moment and lets look at some of the ways we can use the data to manage the evolutionary potential of the present rather than trying to engineer to some desired future state. Now we can do this in several ways, but I want to run through two options today.
Basic, on the iPad in the standard service
The simplest is to look at the pattern revealed by the overall positioning of the narratives on one of the signifiers. I've shown one in the opening picture and it illustrates the basic principle of signification in SenseMaker® namely something that it difficult to game (unlike a conventional linear scale) with three positive qualities; more on that tomorrow. In this case we can see that the overall orientation of the organisation is towards...