How to structure teams for organising

In 2015 I completed a course in organising with Marshall Ganz: Leadership, Organizing and Action. Ganz’ deconstructs organising into five crafts: public narrative, relationships, structure (covered in this post), strategy, and action. In this post I review Ganz’ treatment of structure. All unsourced quotations come from the course. Organisers develop leaders to build teams. The organising […]

Relationships are the glue of organising

In 2015 I completed a course in organising with Marshall Ganz: Leadership, Organizing and Action. Ganz’ deconstructs organising into five crafts: public narrative, relationships (covered in this post), structure, strategy, and action. In this post I review Ganz’ treatment of relationships. All unsourced quotations come from the course. Relationships are the glue of organising. Relationships foster […]

The Getting Things Done Method

In most fields of human endeavour, there is no one accepted definitive correct paradigm. Instead we see a range of alternatives, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. Individuals must pick an option after assessing the available options against their own criteria. GTD is the only great task management method This is not the case […]

Hahrie Han on how relationships improve mobilisation

I have shocking news for you: people are more likely to take action if a relationship exists. The are particular ideas associated with relational engagement, and using these ideas can improve mobilisation outcomes. This is my takeaway from an upcoming paper by Hahrie Han: The Organizational Roots of Political Activism: Field Experiments on Creating a […]

The role of stories in organising

Early in 2015 I completed a course in organising with Marshall Ganz: Leadership, Organizing and Action. Ganz’ deconstructs organising into five crafts: public narrative (covered in this post), relationships, structure, strategy, and action. In this post I summarise and explore Ganz’ treatment of public narrative. All unsourced quotations come from the course. Story is fundamental […]