Monday, September 06, 2010

3D Juggling 489: Jam

Claire writes: "I was having Greek Salad for lunch during one of our courses when a delegate asked me: So is your work thick jam or thin jam? 

We began to talk and it helped me to really understand that our purpose is to meet people for a short period of time and then for them to begin to engage differently with their work or career.  Thin jam.

I'm not keen on reusing questions but it has proved to be useful in many different contexts.  I recently asked a Board of Trustees the jam question about their operational work.  It's a great career change question when people are considering whether they wish to have a deep impact with a small group of people or a wider impact with a larger group.  And if your organisation is restructuring it's a great question to reclarify your purpose within the organisation.

So what's your purpose: Thick jam or thin jam?"

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