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Overview of Humanize Chapter 8:
How to Be Generative
This worksheet assumes you’ve read the book, and it is probably a goodidea to re-read
Chapter 8: How to Be Generative
, beore you begin.
Generative organizations have cultures that embrace inclusion.
They seek out dierence wherever they can, knowing it drives innovation.
People are skilled in confict resolution so they can handle dierence.
Decision making is distributed and not in the hands o the same ew people all the time.
People are allowed to be themselves, both in the oce and online.
Paradox is okay: people are sensitive, but don’t hold back; people are proud but know they’re imperect;people expect change but maintain a stable identity.
Generative organizations have internal structure and processes thatmaximize collaboration.
Processes that used to be controlled are now opened up or collaboration across traditional boundaries.
For example, “brand” is now co-created with consumers and employees at all levels; it lives and grows,rather than only being distributed by communication vehicles.
And strategy actively connects the top and bottom o the system so the “what” and the “how” arecollaboratively dened.
In generative organizations, individuals have a strong capacity to buildrelationships.
Individuals know themselves and understand others well enough to negotiate strong interpersonalrelationships.
They have advanced competency in communication because that is the oundation or strong relationships.
They understand how networks work; it’s not just one-on-one relationships.
They leverage social media in their relationship building.