Monthly Archives: December 2015

That Was 2015

In 2015 i wrote almost 130,000 words on the blog, plus the manuscripts for the new book on ‘Organisational Change in the Social Age’, half the manuscript for ‘Guidebook to the Social Age’, and some preliminary research for a book … Continue reading

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Mapping the Social Age: update

In January i’ll draw my third map of the Social Age. Why? Because it’s out of date. That’s the thing with maps: they chart our current understanding, but are subject to further exploration, which is why it always says ‘here … Continue reading

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A Great Shared Venture: Why We Need To Rewire HR

People are generally trustworthy, generally good, generally fair. Work is not just what they do to earn money: they just happen to be paid for some of the work that they do. Not raising children. Or studying. Those things are … Continue reading

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Train Your Competitors

it struck me as soon as Marc said it: an accusation levelled to him on the success of his training efforts. “Aren’t you just training your competitors?” The accuser was right to ask, but wrong in the foundation of their … Continue reading

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The Christmas (Virtual) Party

No blog today, because i’m sat by myself at our Christmas Party. By myself, because i’m on a boat in Amsterdam, but with my team, because we’re all connected on Zoom, a cheap video conferencing platform. Valerie in Switzerland, Paul … Continue reading

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Holistic Adaptation: the Mindset of Future Organisations

The change we feel is broad, which is why our adaptation must be holistic. Some patterns play out in minutes or days, others with geological slowness: mountains rising and falling whilst mayflies live out their day. The segmentation we view … Continue reading

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In Balance

We still need everything that the formal world gave us: it’s just that to be successful, we also need to adopt and inhabit the Social too. Why? Because our ecosystem has evolved, because what we know is now less important … Continue reading

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