Tag Archives: Adaptation

The Fear

There are two consistent aspects of the conversations that i have around the Social Age: what can it give us, and what should we fear. More specifically, ‘how can we exploit it’, and ‘what if we don’t like it’. Both … Continue reading

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Those Things We Think Are Cast in Stone

It’s a mistake to believe that those things we view as permanent are inherently so: just because something is familiar does not mean that it is permanent. This was on my mind today talking about cars: against a background of … Continue reading

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The Future Of HR

Despite its best intentions, HR is often experienced as paternalistic or maternalistic in nature: it is a mechanism of control, it restricts individual agency, it seeks to own and command. In the Socially Dynamic organisation this model will be replaced … Continue reading

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A New Model for #HR: Enabling, Guiding, Adapting

I’m using this week as an opportunity to explore the future of HR: part of a wider journey towards building the Socially Dynamic Organisation. The premise is that to be fit for the Social Age many of the organisations that … Continue reading

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Reflections On The Socially Dynamic Organisation

I’ve been running a workshop today around the Socially Dynamic organisation, exploring aspects of learning, leadership, technology and change in the Social Age. The term ‘Socially Dynamic’ refers to an organisation which has moved beyond the simple reliance on hierarchy, … Continue reading

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Amplification Effects: Strength Despite System

Exploring another aspect of the Socially Dynamic Organisation today, how amplification effects defy formal hierarchy: how individuals find strength despite the system. This builds on yesterdays piece around nodes and amplifiers. The default communication channel within an organisation, through which … Continue reading

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The Fragile Organisation

I spent the last couple of days writing about fragility and impermanence. This is primarily in the context of performance, but today I was just reflecting on the fragility of many organisations themselves. We admire fragility when linked to beauty, … Continue reading

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