Category Archives: Change

#FutureWork – a Series of Imperfect Essays

This week i’m sharing a short series of imperfect essays exploring aspects of the evolution of work, and the Organisations that it takes place within. Specifically, i am not trying to make this a coherent and congruent view: there may … Continue reading

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5 Broken Things in the New Normal

Amidst much hype of a ‘New Normal’, some things may well have actually changed for good. The Pandemic carries with it two fundamental truths which have finally fractured some dominant narratives of the past. Firstly, real change happened fast, imposed … Continue reading

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Diagnostic to Mechanistic

When we seek to understand something, there is great value in frameworks or tools that can let us observe, categorise, quantify, and assess. Our quest for knowledge leads us to take things apart as we learn how they operate: anything … Continue reading

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But what if the Future is Terribly Messy?

The future is bright, or so we are told: we strive to transform our Organisations, to unlock new potential, to achieve great things. But what if all we do is make a mess? The challenge may come because we come … Continue reading

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‘The Socially Dynamic Organisation’: Domains, Hierarchy, and Investment

The first chapter of my new book on the Socially Dynamic Organisation considers the origins of our existing Organisational Design, and the ways that ‘domains’ were established. These Domains have gone on to influence everything else: the ways that power … Continue reading

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Transitions: Industrial Restructure to Latent Potential

There are many ways to read the current context and efforts of Organisations, but one way is this: that they are concluding the first phase of the Pandemic with a burst of industrial restructuring, and hope to emerge into the … Continue reading

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Courage to Change

Even within broadly permissive systems, there is a price of action: to be the one who deviates from an established norm, who challenges dogma or comfort, who seeks to build a movement. Almost every aspect of our Organisations are geared … Continue reading

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The Complexity of Scale and the Ways that we Change

Some things are large, and others are small, but their effect does not always correlate to size. I’m taking some time this week to consider ‘scale’, with a view to understanding what it is exactly that we need to grow, … Continue reading

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The Social Age Guidebook Series: Free Action Focussed Resources

Over the last two years i have published six Guidebooks in the Social Age series: they’ve formed a clear attempts to carry work forward from the blog into a more developed, and action focussed, format. Broadly speaking, each takes an … Continue reading

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Social Movements: Activism and Power

Society is a structure of codified power, reflected in the shadows of architecture, institution, and opportunity. It’s an unequal narrative traded in stories, and experienced through language, action, and inaction. The ways that things ‘just are’ are the ways that … Continue reading

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