Category Archives: Agile

Resilience: Technology, Community, and Power

I’m working on a new session to deliver this afternoon around resilience in organisations: our ability to become less brittle in the face of asymmetric and unknown disruption. I’m primarily concerned with linking up three separate streams of work: the … Continue reading

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Organisational Design Principles for a Socially Dynamic Organisation

The Socially Dynamic Organisation is evolved: it is strong not simply through formal hierarchy, infrastructure and governance, but rather through innovation, agility and the strength of it’s communities. It’s fundamentally reimagined from those organisations that came before: no longer a … Continue reading

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Finding Balance

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 … Continue reading

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Friction: Dynamic Tension

Building on yesterday’s post: there is a friction between the ‘formal‘ and ‘social‘ systems, the two sides of any organisation in the Social Age: the friction represents the power balance between the rigid type of organisational mandated authority, and the … Continue reading

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Risk

I’m highly nervous: tomorrow morning i present the work on Black Swans and the Limits of Hierarchy. And i made the mistake of rehearsing it. I am very rarely nervous: i spend a good chunk of my time in conversations. … Continue reading

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Break Stuff: Exercises in Agility

But what to break? That which you own? That which you have permission to challenge? Should you break processes or thoughts? Perceptions of conventions? Whether your permission is granted or claimed, social or formal, the decisions remain: what aspects of … Continue reading

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A Little Bit of Knowledge…

I walked Daniel to school for the first time today. My nephew is all of seven years old, so key topics of conversation were [a] Power Rangers, [b] what would happen if all the traffic lights in the world turned … Continue reading

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