Category Archives: Change

Context of the Social Age

I’m editing ‘The Change Handbook’ today, and decided to rewrite the whole chapter on ‘The Social Age’. In this post, i share the new version, with the original content after it. This is part of #WorkingOutLoud, and i’m glad i … Continue reading

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Monuments

It’s in our nature to memorialise: a side effect of the social urge, is an urge to remember, to remember the purpose and bonds that we once held true. But monuments are not eternal: they crumble to dust, as did … Continue reading

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A Failure of Foresight: Foundations of Failure

The way we view the world may be wrong: our greatest Organisations, structures of power and control, may be trapped in an outdated mindset, caught in redundant webs. Through our own failure of foresight, i believe that we sow the … Continue reading

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Intent into Action

The challenge of moving from ‘intent’ into ‘action’ is one that lies at the heart of countless self help books on habit formation and change programmes. Intent is easy to have, action harder, not specifically because it requires us to … Continue reading

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The Control of Consequence

‘Consequence’ is a dominant force that acts upon us: our sense of ‘formal’ consequence, that which is applied by and within the hierarchy, and ‘social’ consequence, that which is applied by our community itself. Of the two, i suspect that … Continue reading

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The Building Blocks

Our formal organisations are built in familiar ways: we assemble functional teams, buy them computers, put a roof over their heads, connect them through technology, and hold them safe with rules. These are the building blocks that delivered the Industrial … Continue reading

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From The Ruins Of The Old

It’s possible that we are destined to fail, that our organisations will crumble, that the pace of change the Social Age demands will simply be too much for our creaking hierarchies to handle. Not every organisation will fail, but maybe … Continue reading

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