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I am a mother, a new grandmother, and a teacher. But whatever happens in my life, I keep sewing. I have worked as a political communicator and now as a teacher in my formal life. I have also written extensively on sewing. I have been a frequent contributor and contributing editor of Threads magazine and I write a monthly humour/sewing column for the Australian magazine Dressmaking with Stitches. My first book Sew.. the garment-making book of knowledge will be published in May 2018 and is available for pre-order from Amazonhttps://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=barbara+emodi&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Abarbara+emodi

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Saturday, March 28, 2009

I forgot to say why it mattered

On the subject of why to do a cultural/sewing audit. The point of doing this exercise is to see if the artifacts, values and assumptions all line up - if they don't nothing is going to work out the way it should.

For example an organization that has the value "Our people are our greatest asset" but doesn't have family friendly policies or operates under the assumption that personal and work lives should be separate to the point that you have to call in to say you are sick when it really is your child, might lose its best assets in its people.

Make sense?

Try this on your sewing life.

1 comment:

Marji said...

Interesting concept.
I'm going to give this some thought today as I measure and cut and cut some more, all those darn cushion covers I have to make.