Category Archives: Challenge

Uncertainty is the only constant

The Social Age is about constant change: the evolving nature of work, a changed relationship with knowledge, agile technology and the blurring of the space between formal and informal spaces. This is not a period of transition between stable states: … Continue reading

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As worlds collide: formal and informal spaces in the Social Age

To understand the realities of the Social Age, we have to recognise that the boundaries between the formal and informal spaces in our lives have substantially collapsed. We inhabit a grey space where our communities, connections and conversations cross both. … Continue reading

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Busy busy busy… technology and change

When i was at Learning Live the other week, one of the presenters was talking about the technological changes they’ve seen in their lifetime. They were saying that technology has made us busy, that there’s just so much going on … Continue reading

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Balance and trust: working out loud

I was struggling to find a balance last week: trying to finish some writing, attend a number of meetings, the conference i was speaking at, travelling, all against a background of some frustrations i was trying to deal with. In … Continue reading

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Creating the Social Age: organisational and individual responsibility

The Social Age defines the new nature of work: no longer defined by time and place, but instead existing in the grey space between formal and informal, facilitated by networks and technology. The very nature of the relationship between organisations … Continue reading

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Changing culture: evolving values and needs in the Social Age

You can view organisational culture in two ways: created by the organisation and inhabited by people, or co-created by the people and framed by the organisation. I subscribe to the latter view, recognising that tribal knowledge and experience massively influences … Continue reading

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Collaboration and the proliferation of ideas

I’m in New York this week presenting at a conference and developing new ideas. I love these events: a chance to share thoughts, forcing me to create narratives that weave through the many different stories and ideas i get to … Continue reading

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