Tag Archives: Agility

#WorkingOutLoud on the Culture Explorer Programme

Today i am just #WorkingOutLoud as i start to wrap up development of the new Culture Explorer work. I’ve run three full prototypes of this new programme, and as is typical at this stage, have cycled through about sixty percent … Continue reading

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Culture Explorers: Agility, Fracture, Failure

Sharing half a thought today with a sketch i drew earlier for the Culture Explorer programme that i’m currently prototyping. I’m using this to consider three questions: what ‘Agility’ means (and whether it’s about individual behaviours aggregated up to culture … Continue reading

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States of Innovation

I’m grounding my new work around Innovation in two frameworks: ‘States of Innovation’, and ‘Cultural Agility’. Today, i want to explore States of Innovation further, a model which uses a grid to explore the current state in relation to two … Continue reading

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The Friction of Innovation

I recently shared a post exploring cultural agility in relation to innovation and disruption: broadly the premise is that different states of innovation may require different manifestations of culture, some of which can co-exist, and some of which sit in … Continue reading

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Foundational Shifts in Power

Much of the dynamic of the Social Age relates to fundamental shifts in power: broadly, this is a flow away from formally organised systems, with codified power, into socially moderated systems, with reputation based, and networked, power. We will still … Continue reading

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Four Aspects of the Socially Dynamic Organisation

I found myself reflecting on the plane to Las Vegas about some of the key aspects of the Socially Dynamic Organisation: it will be reconfigurable, hold a diversified strength, strongly tribal, and highly authentic. When an organisation is reconfigurable, it … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding ‘The Trust Sketchbook’: Art and Science

Today, i’m launching a crowdfunding campaign for a prototype of The Trust Sketchbook. It’s a limited edition proof of concept, for a co-drawn, co-created, and co-owned exploration of ‘trust‘, exploring what trust is, how it’s held between individuals and within … Continue reading

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Connecting Dots

Perspective is challenging: we are always constrained by our worldview, by our current understanding, by the view from the platform that we are standing upon. For as long as we are caught within a current frame, within a current system, … Continue reading

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Resilience: Technology, Community, and Power

I’m working on a new session to deliver this afternoon around resilience in organisations: our ability to become less brittle in the face of asymmetric and unknown disruption. I’m primarily concerned with linking up three separate streams of work: the … Continue reading

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Increased Surface Area: The Socially Dynamic Organisation

I liked a notion that came up today in conversation: that by increasing the social connectivity of the organisation, we increase the surface area. This probably harks back to my 1st degree, which included aspects of material science, that taught … Continue reading

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