Category Archives: Change

Change or Churn?

As organisations try to change, they start with intent and move to action: it’s a process rather like throwing the engine into reverse on an oil tanker. You get a lot of churn. The water is thrashed into life: there’s … Continue reading

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Groundswell: waves of change

The Social Age is about amplification: but it starts with one. One idea, one voice, one story. Or, as Freddie said, One Vision. In this case, let’s think about how organisations change: so a vision of a better future. Ideas … Continue reading

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The blowing of boundaries

That should have read “blurring“, but today I’m dictating the blog to my iPad for the first time. That means you’re likely to see more errors than usual. But maybe not that many. Because the technology is progressing fast, it’s … Continue reading

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Disruption: Catalyst of the Social Age

In London for the day yesterday: i asked the taxi driver how busy he’d been. Not busy at all, was the answer: it’s Uber, he said, they’re stealing the market. Tough times, he said. There was talk of reducing the … Continue reading

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From Complexity to Chaos: a lens on the Social Age

I’ve been working with a great team today, interested in the challenges of learning in a complex world. Infrastructure, logistics, uncertainty, change, all conspire to create ambiguity and risk. We sometimes see the world as moving from complex to chaotic. … Continue reading

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Chasing the Shadow of the Social Age

I saw a video the other day of a small child discovering their shadow. They were walking along when they suddenly realised that the penumbra trailing close behind was somehow attached. A sequence of bemused hopping and dancing entailed as … Continue reading

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Storytelling through Change

Yesterday i wrote about the change journey: the ways we build alignment, momentum and lead, eventually, to transformation. Today, i want to revisit that diagram and add in the storytelling element. In change, we use three levels of narrative: personal … Continue reading

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