How to upgrade your organisation’s tribal culture

Interesting thoughts from the always interesting Dr Edwin Kruys! #GPDU18

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Tjideng internment camp The ‘forgotten women’ of the war in the East. Tjideng internment camp for women and children, Batavia, WWII.

Immature tribal cultures create silos and distrust, and sustain undesired behaviours. How can we change our dominant culture and become more effective?

My mother spent years of her childhood in Tjideng, a Japanese internment camp for women and children run by the cruel Captain Kenichi Sone.

She was born in the former Dutch East Indies, now Indonesia. The Dutch occupied and exploited the country for over four hundred years, but in 1942 things changed dramatically as a result of the Invasion by the Japanese imperial army.

The women in the Japanese internment camps are sometimes called the ‘forgotten women’ of the war in the East. These camps, as well as Dutch colonialism, are some of the worst examples of tribalism.

Tribalism comes of course in many shapes and forms including, as we all…

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