Tag Archives: Agility

Aspects of the #SocialAge – Part 2 – Risk is Fuel

Organisations are used to risk: they understand it, quantify it, and mitigate it. What they don’t often do is burn it. Agile organisations are able to rapidly prototype new ideas and behaviours, able to adapt at speed, because they have … Continue reading

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10 Reasons For Social Leadership

As we move ever further into the Social Age, those mechanisms of power and control that got us this far will not be enough to get us the rest of the way: alongside hierarchy and system, we need community and … Continue reading

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Agile Through Design

I”m #WorkingOutLoud, expanding on a few ideas today about the Socially Dynamic organisation: the type of fully adapted entity that would sit at the ‘Dynamic’ end of the Change framework that I’ve been sharing recently. The Socially Dynamic organisation has … Continue reading

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Reflections on Learning Technologies 2016: Infrastructure and Lethargy

There’s a dilemma: when an organisation is small, it tends to be Dynamic by design. As it grows, it engineers in it’s own lethargy: systems, processes, mindset, embedded power and authority, culture, all contribute to make it safe, but inhibit … Continue reading

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Break Stuff: Exercises in Agility

But what to break? That which you own? That which you have permission to challenge? Should you break processes or thoughts? Perceptions of conventions? Whether your permission is granted or claimed, social or formal, the decisions remain: what aspects of … Continue reading

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Dynamic Change: Creating Agency

I’m continuing to #WorkOutLoud on the new book today: it explores how organisations plan for and enact change in the Social Age. It’s based around three manifestations of change: ‘Resistant’ organisations, which deploy antibodies to kill change, ‘Constrained’ ones, who … Continue reading

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Change Curve: Segmenting Resistance [Pt1]

Today’s post is part of a series of articles expanding on the Change Curve framework, a piece of work i’m developing to help organisations move from ‘Resistant‘ to change to ‘Dynamic‘. This is the first of four articles unpacking the … Continue reading

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Change Curve: The Control Effect [Part 2] – chocks away!

Within the Constrained organisation, there are multiple change conversations taking place, but each is somehow isolated: it’s energy is constrained. It’s rather like an aircraft on the runway, with the chocks still in place: it doesn’t matter how powerful the … Continue reading

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Change Curve: The Antibody Effect

I’ve been sharing a Framework for Change in the Social Age: it’s intended to be a practical view of how organisations typically respond to change and how, using social mechanisms and approaches, we can ease the journey. The Change Curve … Continue reading

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3 Organisational Change Curves: Dynamic, Constrained, Resisted

The Social Age is a time of constant change: to thrive, organisations must adapt. But that adaptation means change in itself, change which is hard to visualise and harder still to embark on, to steer and to achieve. The result? … Continue reading

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