November 10 – 12, 2020

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People need Strategy. Automata need Plans.

James Lyndsay

Strategy helps people work coherently at a distance. A plan gets stuff into the right arrangement in time and space.

A strategy sets out what you plan, and how you plan it.

Strategy rests on shared values and contextual awareness. Plans rest on organising parts.

You use play to change a group into a team.

Culture is the collection of assumptions that we choose to keep.


People need Strategy. Automata need Plans.

How to steer a group towards a goal

Match your method to the things that will be doing the working.

Come play with control, constraints, resonance and emergent behaviours. We’ll contrast with harmony, hacking and improvisation, and try to judge some ways we might steer groups towards goals.

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