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Owain Smolovic Jones
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20 Oct 2016, 16:38 Edited by Matthew Driver on 21 Oct 2016, 09:12

Week 5, Activity 4 Spaces and technologies in your organisation

Think about the kinds of spaces and technologies that dominate where and how leadership is practised in your organisation. If you are able, take a photograph of this space and/or these technologies and post the photo here. You will see that you can add this as an attachment to your message. Please be aware that the largest file size you can post is 500 KB.

Tell your fellow learners a story that captures how leadership is enacted in this space and with these technologies.

What are the benefits and drawbacks to this space and these technologies of leadership? Could you do something to freshen up the space where leadership is practiced?

Now comment on the photo or story of two of your fellow learners.


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Genevieve Rudd Post 2 (summarised) in reply to 1

29 Nov 2016, 16:40
Laptop as leader! The portability of laptops reflect the way lots of people...
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Claire Cochrane Post 3 (summarised) in reply to 2

8 Jan 2017, 12:08
I agree the laptop has revolutionised the way we can communicate by involving...
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Kirsty Conger Post 9 (summarised) in reply to 3

27 Apr 2017, 08:34
Totally agree its very easy (particularly in larger meetings) for people to...
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Marilyn David Post 35 (summarised) in reply to 3

1 Dec 2019, 21:26
I totally agree that the laptop can sometimes be seen be a barrier in a face...
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Carol Jacklin-Jarvis Post 36 (summarised) in reply to 35

2 Dec 2019, 12:11
It's interesting to reflect on how a laptop and other technologies can both...
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Marta Bruschi Post 6 (summarised) in reply to 2

22 Apr 2017, 17:33
I agree , laptop has changed the dynamics of work. I tend to work in...
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Nia Crouch Post 14 (summarised) in reply to 2

7 Jun 2017, 11:55
I agree that the laptop can be a physical barrier and off putting to those...
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Victoria Richardson Post 26 (summarised) in reply to 2

16 Apr 2018, 14:15
I have to cover a large county and I love the flexibility that working from a...
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Peta Wilkinson Post 28 (summarised) in reply to 2

24 May 2018, 16:46
Genevieve agreed totally. I am wondering how much attention we place on...
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Jessica Meale Post 30 (summarised) in reply to 2

15 Jun 2018, 10:42
Yes!  I cover a huge patch (Hastings to Bournemouth and through Winchester...
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Steven Walker Post 39 (summarised) in reply to 2

14 Dec 2019, 12:27
Genevieve you are absolutely right, from working on the train, in a coffee...
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Claire Cochrane Post 4 (summarised) in reply to 1

8 Jan 2017, 12:29
We have two spaces available to us for staff meetings; the Meeting Room and...
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Carol Jacklin-Jarvis Post 5 (summarised) in reply to 4

9 Jan 2017, 19:34
Hi Claire Thanks for sharing your pictures and thoughts on the use of the two...
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Marta Bruschi Post 7 (summarised) in reply to 5

22 Apr 2017, 18:32
I totally agree, spaces do influence the way how we see and react . I...
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Nia Crouch Post 16 (summarised) in reply to 7

8 Jun 2017, 09:39
Marta I really like this idea. I don't thrive in routine so I like a...
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Ruth Leonard Post 18 (summarised) in reply to 7

4 Jul 2017, 15:04
Thanks Marta, we are a hotdesking building  - and do not have PCs anymore but...
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Kirsty Conger Post 8 (summarised) in reply to 1

27 Apr 2017, 08:32
Previously my organisation only had a small room for storage and so no space...
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Nick Kavanagh Post 13 (summarised) in reply to 8

21 May 2017, 15:41
That's really because the tendency nowadays is a bit towards less face to...
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Marta Bruschi Post 10 (summarised) in reply to 1

5 May 2017, 16:24
We use this space to brainstorm and for weekly team meetings. We would gather...
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Nick Kavanagh Post 12 (summarised) in reply to 10

21 May 2017, 15:23
The informality sounds helpful and conducive to great ideas and spurring...
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Clare Reeve Post 33 (summarised) in reply to 10

29 Oct 2019, 22:21
Marta, I love your space where you do the ideas creation and flip chart/post...
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Steven Walker Post 38 (summarised) in reply to 10

14 Dec 2019, 12:24
Marta I think that sounds fantastic and is definitely the way forward. It is...
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Nick Kavanagh Post 11 (summarised) in reply to 1

21 May 2017, 15:20
I am not sure if there is a space that dominates - we hold our leadership...
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Ruth Leonard Post 19 (summarised) in reply to 11

4 Jul 2017, 15:09
I really like the idea of starting the meeting with stories, Nick - that must...
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Nick Kavanagh Post 20 (summarised) in reply to 19

5 Jul 2017, 06:57
We possibly "hide behind" tables a bit - they give us an excuse to look down,...
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Darren Smith Post 22 (summarised) in reply to 11

31 Jan 2018, 18:05
I have attended several meetings in a basic chair only format. It does seem...
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Nia Crouch Post 15 (summarised) in reply to 1

7 Jun 2017, 12:25
Most communication is done via emails at individual desks, or we pop out into...
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Ruth Leonard Post 17 (summarised) in reply to 1

4 Jul 2017, 14:58
Every Monday morning the leadership team meets via skype to share their...
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Darren Smith Post 23 (summarised) in reply to 17

31 Jan 2018, 18:34
Although it doesn't feel like it at the time, I believe there is also a...
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Victoria Richardson Post 25 (summarised) in reply to 17

16 Apr 2018, 14:12
Following this activity I had a discussion with my manager about our meeting...
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Darren Smith Post 21 (summarised) in reply to 1

31 Jan 2018, 17:11
Week 5 – Activity 4   The attached photograph shows our office/boardroom set...
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Victoria Richardson Post 24 (summarised) in reply to 1

16 Apr 2018, 14:07
 Journeying across the beautiful British country side Clare was treated to...
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Fidele Mutwarasibo Post 27 (summarised) in reply to 1

21 May 2018, 07:30
The place that comes to my mind is the Sanctuary, a retreat centre run by the...
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Jessica Meale Post 29 (summarised) in reply to 1

15 Jun 2018, 10:36
I work from home, which I find wonderful! I quite enjoy my own company and...
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Julie McElroy Post 31 (summarised) in reply to 1

9 Jul 2019, 20:02 Edited by the author on 9 Jul 2019, 20:04
Over the course of the last few years, my talent, skillset was reshaped...
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Nick Kavanagh Post 32 (summarised) in reply to 31

10 Jul 2019, 09:14
I think this post is a brilliant addition to the learning. Flexibility around...
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Clare Reeve Post 34 (summarised) in reply to 31

29 Oct 2019, 22:25
You are so right Julie, things are changing and technology is becoming so...
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Steven Walker Post 37 (summarised) in reply to 1

14 Dec 2019, 12:21

Week 5 activity 4

 We work in a large open office with rows of desks all...
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