Yesterday I conducted a workshop with the team at a startup here in the Bay Area on a range of topics related to interpersonal and group dynamics. While the title was simply Startup Communication, a theme woven throughout the day was the idea of startups as human systems, emphasizing both the complexity of the organizational culture and the critical importance of communication, feedback, and relationships in this setting. A condensed version of my deck is above, and I've added a number of links to other posts that explore in greater depth the ideas we discussed in the workshop. (Note that you have to download the deck from Slideshare in order to access those links.)
Thanks to the team for inviting me to join them yesterday. I spend most of my time working one-on-one with senior leaders these days, so it's a uniquely rewarding experience to explore these topics with everyone in a company and to discuss what's working well--and what's not--in the organization as a whole.