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 seeking and striving to become Socially Dynamic.
My last book introduced the concept of The Socially Dynamic Organisation, and this one, sort of a sequel, will look at various efforts and attempts to build it.
I aim to cover three central aspects: firstly, through interviews, to share a range of Exec perspectives on the varied ways that they perceive the nature of the challenge itself. Secondly, through Case Studies, to explore the mechanisms by which Organisations are attempting to adapt, and thirdly, a consideration of how these varied efforts and perspectives may build into broader social movements of change (*or not!).
For the last few years i’ve been working alongside the Imagine Collaborative Community, where around forty global Organisations are exploring ways to collaborate in creative ways. I hope that the story of Imagine will form a backbone to this work, illustrated by the individual, and Organisational, outcomes and perspectives on the journey.
‘The Experimental Organisation’ is not intended to be a blueprint for collaboration and change, but rather a provocation to it, and a story about the experience of it.
I will #WorkOutLoud as i develop this work and, if it feels strong enough, ultimately publish it next year.