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Culture, Values & Unintended Consequences: A Workbook
In this workbook Kathryn Alexander, MA reveals that certain values form systems. That is a group of values clumps together and act together in such a way that if you pick one from the set, then the others just come along for the ride. They fit together and all serve the same purpose. Choose one, you get them all. Sometimes this works, but sometimes it doesn’t. These values form the context for decision-making in most organizations – a context that is invisible, but that determines the outcome, to a great extent. By making the invisible visible,
Kathryn opens up decisions and relationships to the light of choice, giving us a chance to rethink how we interact and improve our relationships.
Culture is an often mysterious aspect of organizations – one that supports either success or failure. Culture makes things easy or impossible, but we rarely see it and seldom understand it. This workbook is designed to allow for insights into an organizations culture in a manner that also indicates leverage points. It offers insight into the hidden dynamics of the tacit values that underline culture, allowing fresh thinking about our own behavior and that of our organization.
Personal Values & Unintended Consequences: A Workbook
Values are important! They help form our identity, support our self-esteem and allow us to create the kind of world we want to live in. Or do they? Sometimes, even when we act with the best of intentions, bad things happen. Sometimes we get unexpected results – even when we are trying our best. Why?
Some values are unique and personal, some are more important than others and some values seem to be shared by a great many people. What is the difference between these various types and what difference does it make in the real world? This workbook will help you better understand the hidden dynamics of values and the impact those dynamics can and do have on your personal relationships, in your family and even at work.
We don't think of our family as having a 'culture' but it does! This knowledge can offer tremendous and unexpected insight into family dynamics!
Kathryn Alexander, MA has been working in the area of ethics and values for over 20 years. Her background in systems thinking, psychology and spirituality have all combined to bring new insights and fresh thinking to an age-old issue.