I’ve been delivering sessions throughout this week in Canada, sharing work around Social Leadership, the Socially Dynamic Organisation, and the Landscape of Trust. I’ve been starting each of these sessions with the new images and conversation about Dynamic Tension, and the more I use this, the happier I am with the notion. Our challenge is not to have a dominant formal system, nor an overwhelming social one, but to maintain the dynamic tension between the two.
The formal system can give us strength, can leverage effect at scale, whilst the social system can give us innovation and trust. We need both, but we need an equal balance between the two, and a foundation of fairness and respect.