Monthly Archives: September 2020

#WorkingOutLoud on ‘The Experimental Organisation’

This month i have started interviews for a new project, a book of case studies exploring innovative Organisational approaches to unlocking potential and driving change. It’s intended to share a range of practical examples of how diverse global Organisations are … Continue reading

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#FutureWork [Pt 4] – Office into Ecosystem

I am writing a series of essays exploring #FutureWork: these are fragments of thought, not presented and ‘answers’, but rather provocations for conversation. Today i am sharing a piece which considers what work will look like when the Office fully … Continue reading

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#FutureWork [Pt 3] – Qualifications into Capability

Jo enjoyed talking to grandad about the old days, when he had a career, although she was secretly glad not to have had one herself. The idea of doing all your education at the start without really knowing what ‘work’ … Continue reading

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#WorkingOutLoud on the #FutureWork series

I’m publishing a short series of essays that explore alternative future models of work, and designs for the Organisations and structures of education and reward that sit behind it. These are shared as fragments of thought, not a complete picture, … Continue reading

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#WorkingOutLoud on Gentle Leadership

I’m building out a short programme and writing around ‘Gentle Leadership’ (or Quiet Leadership – i have not decided yet). It’s centred around the notion of ‘leadership without heroes’, instead focussed on the small actions of the everyday, and the … Continue reading

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#FutureWork Stories [Pt 2] – ‘Management into Marketplace’

Anna is a member of the small Strategy Tribe in her Organisation: she comes out of a weekly meeting, held in the reconfigurable Hub, and meets Neharika for coffee. Virtual coffee. She shares the story of strategy that her Tribe … Continue reading

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#FutureWork – a Series of Imperfect Essays

This week i’m sharing a short series of imperfect essays exploring aspects of the evolution of work, and the Organisations that it takes place within. Specifically, i am not trying to make this a coherent and congruent view: there may … Continue reading

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5 Broken Things in the New Normal

Amidst much hype of a ‘New Normal’, some things may well have actually changed for good. The Pandemic carries with it two fundamental truths which have finally fractured some dominant narratives of the past. Firstly, real change happened fast, imposed … Continue reading

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Diagnostic to Mechanistic

When we seek to understand something, there is great value in frameworks or tools that can let us observe, categorise, quantify, and assess. Our quest for knowledge leads us to take things apart as we learn how they operate: anything … Continue reading

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Curiosity – My 1st 100 Days – Day 9 – Where is your Wonder?

My ‘First 100 Days’ books ask you to take 3-5 minutes a day to explore a subject. This is a draft activity exploring ‘Curiosity’. Take 60 seconds to consider where your wonder lies, where it may take you? Do you … Continue reading

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