Category Archives: Change

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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From Disturbance to Transformation: a change journey

Change is about momentum. We start with disturbance, either from within or imposed from outside (environmental, market or third party). From momentum for change we move to strategy: our best shot at direction. Our intent is then amplified: we raise … Continue reading

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Invested in the Status Quo?

Effecting change is not about pushing: it’s about magnetism and momentum. To understand how organisations change, we need to understand what anchors them in the present. It’s through people and processes that are invested in the status quo. These are … Continue reading

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Here Be Dragons: The Ecosystem of the Social Age

The world has changed: everyone can feel it, but it’s not always clear what to do about it. There’s a sense of restlessness: hierarchies of power and control are being edged out by more collaborative, competitive, evolutionary and relevant business … Continue reading

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Tradition and Change

We talk of tradition with reverence: it’s age conveys status and permanence. Hallowed and respected, mythic and old. To talk of change is heresy: change is modern, change is clean, change is unfettered by the shackles of history. Tradition is … Continue reading

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Beyond the Rebellion Lies the Rebellion

Organisations become lethargic: the ways we codify action into process and control leaves us efficient in delivering the same thing again and again, but unable to innovate effectively. It’s partly because innovation requires us to take on board risk, something … Continue reading

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Dimensions of Change: Imperative, Permission and Engagement

I’ve been working around change this week: exploring how an organisation builds a change culture. This sketch outlines a co-created and co-owned model of change that’s fit for the Social Age. We need executive sponsorship: without clarity of action from … Continue reading

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