Monthly Archives: May 2016

Fragility and Impermanence

Nothing lasts forever, not monuments or mountains, not deserts nor seas, not stories or knowledge, not emperors or kings. Everything comes to pass, some things more rapidly than others. In an age of digital permanence, where our signatures are everlasting … Continue reading

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The Socially Dynamic Organisation: Connected, Adapted, Fluid

Within the Dynamic Change Framework we explore three manifestations of change within an organisation: the Resistant organisation, which denies any permission to change, the Constrained organisation, which wants to change but is fundamentally unable to relinquish the control to do … Continue reading

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Socially Dynamic Traits: Ideation, Aggregation and Dissemination

I’m writing today around a new area, the Socially Dynamic Organisation. I’m using this term in a very specific context, to talk about organisations that sit in the Dynamic expression of the Dynamic Change framework. these are organisations that have … Continue reading

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Subverting The System

When we look at the behaviours of Social Learning communities, or the behaviours we see in the communities around Social Leadership, we see many that carry positive connotations: nurturing, enabling, challenging, supporting, storytelling, sharing, and rehearsing. But one behaviour stands … Continue reading

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The Social Age Safari: Shutting up Shop

Now that the Social Age Safari is complete, we are left with the task of capturing the story and closing the community. Much of the success of the event itself came through the tight choreography and carefully rehearsed facilitation. But … Continue reading

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The Limits of Hierarchy: Brittle Systems

I’ve spent some time over the last few weeks exploring the space of ‘Black Swan’ events and the limits of hierarchy. At the heart of the framework are a series of counterpoint notions: Known Frames (the context we operate within) … Continue reading

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The Social Age Safari – Connect the Dots

We are deep in the heart of the Social Age Safari. This is a prototype event, a live rehearsal, a chance to bring together a number of ideas to see what works. A series of three-hour hack events, separated by … Continue reading

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The Social Age Safari: Communities and Stories

The Social Age Safari starts today: it’s fully co-created three-day conference. We have three distinct communities, one in the room, one online, and the rest of the world itself. Through the rest of this week, I’ll be #WorkingOutLoud as we … Continue reading

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Social Age Safari: Design in Detail

#WorkingOutLoud on what promises to be one of the most exciting and busy weeks of my life, so forgive me for a couple of fast and ‘stream of consciousness‘ posts. The Social Age Safari starts tomorrow afternoon: a three day … Continue reading

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The Social Age Safari: Prototyping

I’ve decided not to fight it: the Safari will dominate my thinking and writing this week. Instead of trying to craft a coherent narrative around it, i’m going to use this as a #WorkingOutLoud space, warts and all, to narrate … Continue reading

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