Author Archives: Phil Jewitt

About Phil Jewitt

Comms guy and meaning maker, living in that place between personal and professional. Home is Leeds, Yorkshire. I work in communications for Leeds City Council, the 2nd largest council - with a lot to talk about and a lot to listen to. http://philjewitt.wordpress.com http://www.linkedin.com/pub/phil-jewitt/19/853/6b7 http://twitter.com/philjewitt

New direction for the sociable organisation

This is probably the most satisfying post I’ve written on this blog. In a way also a huge relief. I’ve looked forward to writing it for quite a while. However, it also means it will be the last post on … Continue reading

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Podcast – Talking to Phil Jewitt about the Sociable Organisation

Originally posted on John Popham's Random Musings:
This is the first in what may be a series of podcasts in which I talk to people whose work I particularly admire about some aspect of what they are doing. In…

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Introducing a Social Publishing model

During their studies at the University of Marburg, the brothers Grimm, who were academics, linguists and cultural researchers before becoming storytellers, came to see language as closely linked to culture and therefore cultural expression. Just as personal values shape the … Continue reading

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From ivory tower to the real seat of power?

After a short break, we are firing up the Sociable Organisation blog with updates about new ways of thinking and exploring more sociable ways of working. We start with a post by Matt Lund, who works in the council’s consultation and … Continue reading

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Park life, where people help people

Every weekend I go to my local park. I walk through the woods, round the lakes and have a coffee at the cafe. Roundhay Park is a place I’ve visited for nearly 50 years. Nearly! It has great landscapes and … Continue reading

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Social customer service

Last week’s Shift Happens post strongly hinted at a follow up post from the customer services Digital Access Team at Leeds City Council. Well, true to form, they have provided the following update on how they have found adding social … Continue reading

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Shift happens

Two years ago I invited someone I had met through social media to a meeting where we could share a drink and have a chat. I wasn’t sure if they would come, but they did. We talked about stuff that … Continue reading

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