Year: 2019

Examining change: Practice as the central unit of enquiry

This article was first published by Chris McDermott on Medium, 23rd Sept 2019 The book Dynamics of Social Practice puts forward the idea that practice is the integration of meaning, material and competence and that by using practice as the central unit of enquiry, we can better understand adoption, evolution and continued enactment of practices. One of the examples used, when looking …

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Mapping meaning

This article was first published by Chris McDermott on Medium, 14th February 2019 When running Maturity Mapping sessions with teams and in workshops I ask teams to map the practices they use. What I started to see appear on maps were activities that I didn’t recognise as practices, a number of times “Feedback Loops’ appeared. This didn’t, …

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