Tag Archives: Adaptability

Resilience: early stage #WorkingOutLoud

I am working on a new idea around resilience: it’s a future state piece, about the intersection of next generation technology, individual psychology, system adaptability, social filtering (and machine filtering) and other aspects of the Socially Dynamic Organisation could contribute … Continue reading

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#WorkingOutLoud – Black Swans and the Limits of Hierarchy

A very early stage #WorkingOutLoud post today as i start work on a more academic paper entitled ‘Black Swans and the Limits of Hierarchy’. I’m not going to get into much detail here, but the notion of ‘black swan’ events, … Continue reading

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System vs Person

“Hello mate, i’m Brett, i’ll be your server”. Brett was a couple of years younger than me, from New Zealand, and definitely hot out of training as the proudest waiter at the Italian restaurant. “i’ll have spaghetti and tomato sauce”, … Continue reading

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Eat. Sleep. Change. Repeat.

The Social Age is a time of constant change, and to remain fit, we need to adapt. Not just once: constantly. A constant pattern of adaptation. When we build things, write things, create things, there’s a natural tendency to be … Continue reading

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Want to Meet?

Instinctively we feel that meeting up in person is somehow better than just engaging in virtual spaces: we sense that the virtual is somehow a shadow of the real thing. This drives us to get people together when we join, … Continue reading

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All of it: not just the tasty bits.

For an organisation to be effective in the Social Age requires broad swathes of change: a recognition of the new ways we work, the ways we collaborate, the impacts of social collaborative technology, the need for evolved leadership models and … Continue reading

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Change or Churn?

As organisations try to change, they start with intent and move to action: it’s a process rather like throwing the engine into reverse on an oil tanker. You get a lot of churn. The water is thrashed into life: there’s … Continue reading

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