Category Archives: Change

Tradition and Change

We talk of tradition with reverence: it’s age conveys status and permanence. Hallowed and respected, mythic and old. To talk of change is heresy: change is modern, change is clean, change is unfettered by the shackles of history. Tradition is … Continue reading

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Beyond the Rebellion Lies the Rebellion

Organisations become lethargic: the ways we codify action into process and control leaves us efficient in delivering the same thing again and again, but unable to innovate effectively. It’s partly because innovation requires us to take on board risk, something … Continue reading

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Dimensions of Change: Imperative, Permission and Engagement

I’ve been working around change this week: exploring how an organisation builds a change culture. This sketch outlines a co-created and co-owned model of change that’s fit for the Social Age. We need executive sponsorship: without clarity of action from … Continue reading

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Democratised Access: Ditching the Fax

My heart sank as the third letter arrived: i’ve been trying to arrange a routine doctors appointment for three months now, but with no success. When i ring them, i get an answerphone. When they want to communicate with me, … Continue reading

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Island Life: Isolation and Purpose

Barely a mile and a half by one mile, Brownsea Island is hard to get lost on. Nestled like a cork in the bottleneck of Poole Harbour, it’s been inhabited since ancient times, most recently by the National Trust, who … Continue reading

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A pattern of adaptation

The Social Age is about change: an evolution of the ecosystem and practice of work and play. Technology has blurred the boundaries between formal and social spaces whilst, concurrently, social attitudes to authority and community are changing. The amplification and … Continue reading

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Volume Versus Relevance

There a nuance about communication in the Social Age: less about volume, more about relevance and spread. Or rather, less about how loudly you can shout, more about who you talk to quietly with great authenticity. In Social Leadership, i’ve … Continue reading

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