Author Archives: julianstodd

About julianstodd

A learning and development professional specialising in e-learning and learning technology.

Reflections On The Socially Dynamic Organisation

I’ve been running a workshop today around the Socially Dynamic organisation, exploring aspects of learning, leadership, technology and change in the Social Age. The term ‘Socially Dynamic’ refers to an organisation which has moved beyond the simple reliance on hierarchy, … Continue reading

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Aspiration and Culture

We paint pictures in our minds: the culture we desire. Then we act, and co-create the culture that we deserve. Understanding the difference is important: one is written on the wall of the elevator, the other is how the receptionist … Continue reading

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Separation of Space

Over dinner tonight, someone described their commute to work: he said he cycled out of the office, through the converted industrial district, former mills and warehouses, now upmarket advertising agencies and web designers, then over the bridge, through suburbia and … Continue reading

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Aspects of the Socially Dynamic Organisation: Diversified Strength

I’m writing series of pieces exploring aspects of the Socially Dynamic Organisation: that which is fully adapted to the realities of the Social Age. Being Socially Dynamic is not a matter of single aspects of change, but rather a holistic … Continue reading

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Creating the Socially Dynamic Organisation

I’m going through the rather abstract exercise of writing what i do, so decided to #WorkOutLoud and share it here. My work sits around the Social Age, the term i use to describe the broad swathes of change make up … Continue reading

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Restraint: Democracy

I am struggling to write: it’s been a week where dissent has tipped over into violence, where discourse has been lost to hatred and fear. Democracy is not about consensus: it’s about restrained consent. About the gradual unearthing of what … Continue reading

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Amplification Effects: Strength Despite System

Exploring another aspect of the Socially Dynamic Organisation today, how amplification effects defy formal hierarchy: how individuals find strength despite the system. This builds on yesterdays piece around nodes and amplifiers. The default communication channel within an organisation, through which … Continue reading

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