Category Archives: Socially Dynamic Organisation

Capability: Plug and Play or Plant and Grow?

It’s easy to think of an Organisation as a structure that we must plug people into – domains and hierarchy trick us into this view. This will give us one type of capability: a known one, a predictable one. A … Continue reading

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#WorkingOutLoud on The Experimental Organisation

With ‘The Quiet Leadership Guidebook’ and ‘The Humble Leader’ books both in production, my main writing focus now turns to the interviews for ‘The Experimental Organisation’. In this work i will be exploring how Organisations learn to change: specifically, how, … Continue reading

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Big Loop and Diminishing Loop Organisations

We can consider Organisations in terms of entropy: the way that energy is bled out of a system through friction, inertia, radiation, and opposition, over time. Organisations that wish to change, to be in motion, to be changeable and dynamic, … Continue reading

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Systems Build Statues

There are rewards, within many Organisational systems, for building Statues: monumental and megalithic structures. Procuring new systems, creating new products or services, or stripping out cost and complexity. But there are relatively fewer rewards for self reflection after the event: … Continue reading

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#WorkingOutLoud on ‘The Experimental Organisation’

This month i have started interviews for a new project, a book of case studies exploring innovative Organisational approaches to unlocking potential and driving change. It’s intended to share a range of practical examples of how diverse global Organisations are … 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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This Book is Imperfect: The Socially Dynamic Organisation

I’ve just submitted the final text and illustrations to the designer for my next Social Age Guidebook, which explores ‘The Socially Dynamic Organisation’ as a new model of Organisational Design. I first started to share work around this idea in … Continue reading

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The Socially Dynamic Organisation [‘Domain to Dynamic’ Pt 7]

This is the last in a series of articles that explore the context, and shape, of a new type of Organisation, one that is adapted to the reality of the Social Age. I call this a Socially Dynamic Organisation, and … Continue reading

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Domain to Dynamic: The Tension We Need

In a short series of posts, i’ve been exploring the evolution of Organisational Design, to take us from a Domain based strength, to a more Socially Dynamic one. In this, the sixth post, i introduce the notion of Dynamic Tension, … Continue reading

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#WorkingOutLoud on Illustrations for ‘Domain to Dynamic’

Just a short post today: i did not manage to complete the next part of the series exploring the birth of the Socially Dynamic Organisation, but i did finish the illustration to go in it! It’s a re-drafting of an … Continue reading

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