Tag Archives: Change

Creating Spaces: a framework for devolved creativity

The Social Age requires agility, from both organisations and individuals. It’s a time of constant change and what we did yesterday may not work again tomorrow because the ecosystem is evolving around us. When Henry Ford gave us the production … Continue reading

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Radical Change: engaging communities

It doesn’t have to be ‘them and us‘. With the right type of engagement, it can be ‘us‘ all around. I’m seeing increased interest in the power of socially moderated and driven change models: harnessing the power of community to … Continue reading

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Rewriting the code: time for reflection

It’s been a busy week: new ideas, new people, new places. Today, back at home again, it’s a bit of a blur. I need time to reflect: to work out how to contextualise this new information with what i already … Continue reading

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Writing: Milestones

An unexpected milestone crept up on me this morning: i hit 100,000 views on the blog. Depending how you look at it, that’s a surprisingly high, or surprisingly low number. When i started writing this blog, around three and a … Continue reading

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Haight Ashbury’s Hippies: Permission to think differently

Even ten years ago, people wore ties. I still have one somewhere, an unpleasant orange affair with a few loose threads, part of a uniform worn by millions as they trudged to work to sit in their cubicle and pushed … Continue reading

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What you need to know about ‘The Social Age’

Everyone understands that things have changed, but not always how much and how far we still have to go. The Social Age is defined by change: changes in how we work, how we learn, how we lead, how we connect … Continue reading

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Unearthing Organisational Stories: finding the narrative

“It’s a little wordy, is that normal in your field?” was Heidi’s response to my first draft. Her tact doing little to numb the honesty. In some areas, volume is good: boxes or chocolate and length of holidays being two … Continue reading

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The Innovation Factory: tangles and lines

I’m reading a great book about lightbulbs. I’d never stopped before to really thing about them. At best, they were something i lamented when they failed and grumbled at when i ran out of. I’d never considered them as a … Continue reading

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Assailing the Castle of Resistance

It’s a long climb on a hot day: up the path, over the drawbridge, into the keep. Around you the ruined walls lean out over the abyss at crazy angles. Maybe twelve feet thick, leaning at thirty or forty degrees, … Continue reading

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Shaping the Culture

Scott Berkun has written a great book about his year working at Autommatic, the young team behind wordpress.com. It’s a story about a dynamic culture, unafraid to make mistakes, unafraid to learn. Surprisingly, for a technology company, the focus is … Continue reading

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