Our society is run by whispers, whispers on the internet, Twitter whispers , whispers at the workplace. The whispers set one person against another, divides one group from another, separates this person from that. Someone whispers that someone else is a threat to me, and if they are a good whisperer, I listen worriedly. The whisperer becomes my friend for telling me, and the whispered about is made the object of suspicion. After a while, there is one person at the centre of a society or organisation of mistrust and suspicion. For instance somebody might tell stories whose origin is unclear, but which disrupt and leave that person being trusted more and more, as seeming the only constant factor able to keep the situation safe.
In the role play we ran on health, whispers into the ear of the professional health worker activated so many tensions even the patient was suspect. The role play uncovered the real people, who were holding the core values of care without any recognition or respect for the voluntary work they were doing. Global Synapses wants to be a place of genuine conversation towards uncovering the real values within groups and organisations. But the current trend of the invisible whisperers, sowing division in those around them, has to be lessened in its power.
To our surprise in the last two years, with Brexit and Trump but also in previously trusted workplaces, the surprising fact has been shown that if one sets off resonances of mistrust through Twitter or chatter, then this becomes far more powerful than the values which everyone had stood united behind before.
Global Synapses works with a complementary behaviour of adding instances of trust into what is good. One flows with the direction of instances as these rhythmically and progressively disclose a movement making meaning out of a sequence of hidden disclosures.
We are running a survey, as follows: how has the world whispered in a positive way that made something happen? how has it triggered other actions? We respect the confidentiality of your offering, keeping any statements anonymous and only interpret trends in the network of whispers!
Please whisper us your story.
No whisper is too quiet to matter!