Category Archives: Agile

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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Core skills to navigate the Social Age

A premise of the Social Age is change: change in our ecosystem, change in the Social Contract, changes in how we work, learn, communicate and play. The skills we used to navigate the Knowledge Age will not suffice for the … Continue reading

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4 Aspects of the Agile Organisation

Agility is the ability to respond adaptively: not with one approach, but with many, facilitated by our ability to question, understand and act. It’s about solving a problem today and doing it differently tomorrow, but being effective at every step. … Continue reading

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A Year of Learning

Writing is both a compulsion and a pleasure: taking two weeks off was almost a challenge. But a change is good and two weeks away from work has given me time for both relaxation and refreshment (both of the soul … Continue reading

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