Compression Institute

  • Compression Thinking Groups

    July 14, 2011 Linking a working organization’s future goals to a big global challenge is not easy, but every discussion of the possibilities for Compression Thinking Groups digs deeper into how to bring this closer to reality. Discussions in Cardiff, Wales were no exception. Several exercises tasked people from real companies to project how their […]

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  • Structuring Compression Thinking

    June 30, 2011 Some of the advisory group for the Compression Institute met last weekend. A mission statement has not been hammered out and wordsmith hardened, but it’s something like, “forming learning action groups to make Compression Thinking a common practice.” The learning groups will focus on operational-sized working organizations. We won’t work big policy […]

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  • Compression Thinking Groups

    June 10, 2011 Compression Thinking involves more than techniques. It shifts the values, and the valuation system, used to guide all kinds of working organizations, not just commercial ones. Bending our ideas of the criteria that represent success is apt to be emotional learning as well as intellectual. To be effective, everyone involved in an […]

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  • Questions from CEOs

    May 13, 2011 The Compression Institute is dedicated to making ideas related to Compression viable in real organizations, including commercial ones. So it will address issues as seen by CEOs. To see some typical CEO questions and comment on then go to the Institute page.

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  • Compression Thinking Strategy

    April 26, 2011 Although the Compression Institute is breathing life, it’s not on a fast track. We humans cannot quickly revise the criteria by which we judge work organizations’ success. Every aspect of our lives is touched. Even the language of the past is misleading when used to describe where we need to go.  Although […]

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  • The Compression Institute

    April 12, 2011 An advisory group of Compression Thinkers met this past weekend in Chicago. They formally decided to form a Compression Institute and form beta versions of local learning groups in several cities. A beta group is already underway in Indianapolis. It’s time to move Compression from interesting concepts to pragmatic patterns of thinking […]

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  • Compression: Key Points

    January 12, 2011 A small group of Compression Thinkers met last weekend. We decided to form the Compression Institute to make the ideas more operational. This thumbnail version of Compression Thinking came from that meeting. Vision: Assure survival and well being using self-learning systems. Mission: Build systems and processes that work to perfection. No excess […]

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  • Austin Compression Thinker Meeting

    October 20, 2010 On October 9-10, some of us met in Austin, Texas to discuss how to move Compression from being a book to more of a movement. How can real work organizations actually start on this? The group chewed for a while on a vision for itself, working through our different takes on it. […]

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