Tag 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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To Thrive in Chaos and Ambiguity

Uncertainty: a shifting landscape of expectations and alliances, technologies and goals. Ambiguity: what does winning mean anymore and will we ever stop striving? Ambiguity: that thing that used to work is less effective these days, the path is less clear. … 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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Perpetuating Inequality

One of the hardest things to see is the poverty in Bangkok: amongst the neon lit massage parlours, expat bars, towering hotels and Bladerunner like Sky Train tracks, young women with children, just babies really, sit begging in the street. … Continue reading

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A Matter of Conscience

Some things are not easy. It’s hard to make the right decision. Some things are not clear cut. There are shades of grey. I’ve been writing recently about fairness, about how we learn to make the right decisions, not just … 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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