How groups adapt using identity Bill Wine Aﬁcionado George Some groups our more resilient then others.Some groups become large and dominant, while others stay small. For a while. We associate ourselves with groups. Our collection of associations is our identity. Our decisions about our identity make or break groups. Let me explain...
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Shared association Bill Wine Aﬁcionado GeorgeA shared group association can create a bond.Common interests, language and understanding.
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Shift towards breakdown Homogeneity - Compliancy - Diversity Deviancy Associations because Associationspeople feel they have a experienced as choice. “forced”. People feel they have no other choice.
Compliant groups Bill Wine Aﬁcionado GeorgeChanging environment and lack of diversity cause collapse.
Deviant groups BlueBill Beer Aﬁcionado nose George New deviant groups serve as seeds for new associations. With collapse of larger compliant groups they get spotlight and become an attractor.
Shift in attitude Compliancy - Homogeneity - Deviancy DiversityEmerge from negative Emerge from positive sentiments. emotions. Time will shift sentiments from negative to positive. This shift will enable a new homogeneity - diversity balance.
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How groups adapt using identity Bill Wine Aﬁcionado George Some groups our more resilient then others.Some groups become large and dominant, while others stay small. For a while. We associate ourselves with groups. Our collection of associations is our identity. Our decisions about our identity make or break groups. This is largely dependent on our current sentiments.
Thanks to dr Ali Anani for our extensive discussions. Thanks to Resilience Alliance forproviding the adaptive cycle concept on their website. BasDeBaar.com