Category Archives: Change

Let Slip the Dogs of War: Unfit Organisations and the Social Revolution

The gradients of power in the workplace today are often imbalanced, imperfect and just plain wrong. Whilst we have come some way from the poorhouse and indentured service, we are a long way from nirvana. The Social Age is a … Continue reading

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Beware The Kraken Of Despair

Beware the Kraken of despair, he splashes, crashes, claws the air, Resenting change, he tears his hair, He mopes and cries and screams and shares His misery for all to see. Just left alone he’d rather be. “Oh leave me … Continue reading

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The Change Leader: Framing Change

I’m considering aspects of change, #WorkingOutLoud as i explore the relationship between formal and social systems and the ways they impact on organisational change. In their formal capacity, a leader with hierarchical authority and responsibility can set the direction of … Continue reading

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Afraid of the Dark? The Perilous Grey Space

There’s the light of the engaged: people who are committed into the organisation, driving it forward, valued and valuable. Then there’s the dark side: people who are uncommitted, detract from success, pulling us down. In this polarised view, It’s easy … Continue reading

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Change: Friction In The System

I’ve been working around organisational change this week, exploring the space between ‘good’ and ‘excellent’. The premise is this: it’s reasonably easy to get an organisation from ‘bad’ to ‘good’. Implementing specific actions, sharing understanding, targeting learning, leading well. It’s … Continue reading

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Why tech savvy millennials are precisely not your problem. #IITSEC Reflections 2015

Amongst the strangest things said to me at the conference this week was “evidence shows that all these kids talking into their phone have degraded social skills, they’re unable to function in normal society“. Which is odd, because i see … Continue reading

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Dynamic Change Framework: Birth of the Book

I’ve come to the end of the primary writing i’ve been doing around Organisational Change, which is sitting under the provisional title of ‘Organisational Change in the Social Age’. Not the most glamorous title, but it’s first draft and i’m … Continue reading

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