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Mar 31, 2020

In Social by Design, an upcoming book from Mark Britz and James Tyer, the authors argue that we should purposefully build social connections within organisations.

In this week's episode of The Good Practice Podcast, they join Ross G and Owen to discuss:

  • the serendipitous nature of many workplace social connections
  • the opportunities created by digital tools
  • the impact of coronavirus on social connectedness.

Show notes

The book James referenced was The Connected Company by Dave Gray, available on Amazon: 

'Chatroulette' is an online service that pairs you with another person for a video call. We recommend reading this Wikipedia article before Googling it: 

The Social Network Analysis report from SWOOP, that James mentioned, is online here: 

The video Owen referenced, on the iPad trackpad, is online at: 

The Recode Decode podcast mentioned by James, featuring Social Capital CEO Chamath Palihapitiya, is on iTunes: 

Bill Gates' pandemic prediction has been covered in many places. You can see it here: 

The book, Social by Design, is due for publication this Spring. You can find details at Sense & Respond Press:

For more from James, see:

Mark blogs at:

For more from Emerald Works, see: 

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