This is how we see ourselves

How does it feel to undergo an organisational assessment by an external team that is reporting about your capacity? This will much depend on the nature of the assessment and the quality of the assessment team. More has been written on this topic in the publication: Action learning on organisational assessments, PSO Thematic Learning Program on OA In September and October I travelled together with...
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Examples with the 5CAN – the pioneer organisation

To gain insights and make organisational performance visible, Double Loop has recently designed a quick scan using the 5 capability framework that was developed by ECDPM. Looking at an organisation or system through 5C glasses has proven to be useful for reflection and discussion within the organisation and an invaluable first step towards bringing about concrete long-term changes within an...
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Working Group Employment for Stability

The working group Employment for Stability within the Knowledge Platform Security & Rule of Law, which forms part of a knowledge management initiative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is facilitated by Johan te Velde of Double Loop. Latest information can be found here, and from July 2013 the platform will have its own website. The leading question of the working group is to what degree...
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Talking about Change

The last few weeks I (Anneke) have been working on several assignments that deal with change management and tracking change. The process brought different actors involved in a program together to take time to discuss about the changes they are after and/or how to track change and/or how to surface the achieved changes. The fact that different organizations are now working together in alliances...
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Mapping of networks

Recently Joitske Hulsebosch, Josien Kapma, Niels Schuddeboom and I engaged in a discussion about the use of Social Network Analysis (SNA) and Organisational Network Analysis (ONA). It is clear that you can to produce an array of very nice maps of networks relations with SNA. But how useful is drawing maps of networks? When is it worth the time investment? We agreed to continue exploring these...
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Ecology of knowledge, learning, and networks

Ecology and ecosystems are concepts often used to describe complex systems that have little to do with nature. As a biologist, this triggers my interest. I have encountered terms like knowledge ecology, ecology of education, and the ecology of a network all of which are man-made systems. Perhaps it goes along with an increasing environmental consciousness and accompanying familiarity with and...
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