I’ve been reviewing the patterns on scrumbook.org, and specifically searching for patterns, practices or insights on culture.
Thurs far, among other things (the search function works pretty well) I’ve found Follow the Moon, which is essentially advocates for paying attention to natural rhythms in the scheduling of work. This (and @daviding’s helpful habit of inverting for insight) reminds me of Doctorow’s The City of Coordinated Leisure.
Essentially, the book (and pre-pub material) summarizes its position best, IMO, with a statement roughly equated to (verbatim) 'Culture* plays out in habits, and changing habits is difficult."
I’m looking for practical insight on culture development and culture change, and in particular considering much less so the ‘top-down’ ‘design of culture’, and more so the Archipelagian or generative system approach, wherein the simple rules are set and enforced, and the results are varied and (hopefully) locally appropriate. This is why I tagged Panarchy, which I partly associate with the non-hierarchical organizing theory sets.
I wonder if anyone here has spent much time considering the topic, and whether anything practical has fallen out of those considerations.
For posterity, I’m writing partly out of interest, and partly because I’m recently likely to join a ‘culture of sustainability’ research/implementation group out of UW.
I’ve also read the note re: “Pattern language is not for wicked problems”. I’m not sure culture qualifies as a wicked problem, but I find the term overused generally.
The second thing, as David mentioned elsewhere, is that individual patterns may not be helpful/useful/used properly, as the language aspect is just as relevant as the pattern itself.
I may be barking up the wrong tree, but it seemed worth asking.