The quality attention of your attention determines the quality of other people’s thinking.
— Nancy Kline, Time To Think

We invite you to explore these pages to learn about Clean Language and its potential within teams and organizations. We've aggregated the best recordings and videos on Clean and will be adding more as they are developed.   Caitlin Walker describes in her book, From Contempt to Curiosity - Creating the Conditions for Teams to Collaborate, how she was able to quickly put Clean Language to use with young people.  She then extended her work into corporate board rooms and other businesses. 

Through my company, Connections At Work, LLC, I have created this website to recognize and log the stories of small technical enterprises that have been trained in and are using Clean Language and to encourage others to learn about them. We want to share inspiration and tips from those companies as well as to offer Clean Language based training material and courses to supplement you in your business agility journey.  I will continue to maintain the Connections At Work company page and my Adaptive Collaboration blog as separate websites.

To ensure you are updated when new stories, videos, or blogs become available and to receive occasional offers for training courses, we welcome you to sign up below.

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WHat are the CLEAN Questions

There 12 core Clean Language Questions, each with a specific use and purpose. They have a simple structure into which you must place a word, a metaphor, or a phrase that you have heard your teammate use.
An example is:  What kind of  ... is that ...?    or
Is there anything else about ... ?


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WHAT IS Clean for Teams

This is the extra set of tools and skills used along with Clean Questions to teach teams really great communication.  Created by Caitlin Walker of Training Attention, Ltd. in England, and also known as Systemic Modeling, this is what allows the Clean Language questions to have such a positive outcome in collaborative work.

To experience this and begin the training process with other people new to Clean and Systemic Modeling, there is a training coming up in Boston, on April 16, 17. 



Less Cargo Cult
More Fun
More Resourcefulness
More Curious
Shared Mental Models
More Productive
More Awareness
More Decision Making
More Alignment
Better Products
Better Sales
Better Income
Less Reliance on Outside Facilitators