... at intersitio, we wholly applaud and support the action of written reflection and sensemaking which is critical to Mr. Dalio’s endeavour … however, we do have a couple of concerns, which we thought would be a good subject of today’s post!
I came across this phrase during my recent reading of William Davies’ The Happiness Industry. Kant claimed that it captured the entire spirit of The Enlightment and that we, as a people, could engage in intellectual self-liberation through reason.
This post is coming to you from Elizabeth Blank, resident intern at interstitio.
Our friends at The Intraprenuer Lab recently invited us to spend some time with their most recent cohort of changemakers in the hope that we would could strike up a rousing conversation on the ‘Spirit of Cooperative Endeavour’.
interstitio co-founder Eric Gladstone and I were brought together as I built out a portfolio of rigorous social science experiments within the organizations I have previously worked in. I recently wrote about that here on the Google re:Work blog and we’ll be presenting this at the upcoming Collective Intelligence 2017 conference in June.
As Eric and I continued our conversations, beyond just the immediate research we were engaged in, we recognized a need in organizations for clarity. We feel there’s a need for some cold hard scientific inquiry – not just for giggles, not because we can write papers and give talks – but because truly being successful in an organization's mission demands it.