This Episode: Meaningful Gatherings – with Lindsey Caplan

Lindsey Caplan is the Lead Consultant at The Gathering Effect, who specialise in helping HR Leaders, chiefs of staff, and marketing professionals to define, diagnose, and adjust their gatherings for the effect they want.

Lindsey joins Lucinda to talk about the power of gatherings, especially in the new world of work, and how to ensure that they have maximum impact.

Key Takeaways

  • Gatherings are one of the main tools that organisations can use in order to bring about, and implement, change on a meaningful scale.
  • In the aftermath of the pandemic and its lockdowns, gatherings have become far less throwaway than they were before. People like to gather, but they need the purpose to be more impactful, and the results to be far more effective.
  • The same characteristics that make a gathering more effective, are the same ones that make change stick. We must define the effect and then craft the gathering itself in order to meet that purpose.
  • Gatherings are defined as “push or pull” – Push means it is being done “at” people, and Pull signifies a gathering being done “with” people.

Best Moments

‘I developed people on the page, and then realised that what I really wanted to do was develop people in real life’

‘We now have a higher bar for gathering’

‘We have to learn how to gather well so that we can learn how to bring change to people’

‘The key coaching I give to people is how to adjust their gathering to get the different effect that they want’

About The Guest

Lindsey Caplan is a screenwriter turned Organizational Psychologist who helps HR and business leaders script their change efforts for the effect they want. Her forthcoming book, The Gathering Effect, is based on her research and consulting practice.

About The Host

Lucinda Carney is a Business Psychologist with 15 years in Senior Corporate L&D roles. Lucinda also has a further 10 as CEO of Actus Software where she worked closely with HR colleagues helping them to solve the same challenges across a huge range of industries. Certainly, it was this breadth of experience that inspired Lucinda to set up the HR Uprising community to facilitate greater collaboration across HR professionals in different sectors, helping them to ‘rise up’ together.

“If you look up, you rise up”

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