Tag Archives: Change

Intent into Effect

Organisations are entities of effect: that is their purpose, and their design. To achieve something defined, be it an act of manufacturing, invention, or change. What they do, and how they do it, is widely differentiated. But at heart, when … Continue reading

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#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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Making the Enemy

I’ve been toying with an idea today: the way that we make the enemy. The ways that we find comfort in opposition, and how it can cause us to search out, and create, the ‘other’. It’s easy to stand against … Continue reading

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Inventing The Building Blocks

This is one of a series of pieces considering how we evolve our Organisations from the legacy Domain basis (structural and segmented), through to a more dynamic and interconnected one: it’s built upon the work first shared in ‘The Socially … Continue reading

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Evolving the Organisation

Just a quick #WorkingOutLoud post today, sharing an illustration around ‘evolving the Organisation’. This plays on the notion of the Structural Organisation (the parts we can engineer, see, own, and control. The building blocks of the formal space. Perhaps as … Continue reading

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Change as a Social Movement: The Language of Protest

Change is afoot: the burning of headscarves by schoolgirls in Iran, the scaling of bridges in the UK, massed tractors in France, or Occupy movements on Wall Street. We see people #TakeAKnee, or glue themselves to roads, throw soup, paint, … Continue reading

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Learning Fragments: Fracturing the Learning Function

Today i am reflecting on a systems view of learning within Organisations, to ask if the shifts and trends we see have negated or invalidated the structural model of Organisational learning at scale. The premise is relatively simple: we build … Continue reading

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Islands of Culture

#WorkingOutLoud today to sketch around culture, specifically how Islands exist: this is part of a reflection on how cultures operate after mergers and acquisition. Perhaps a supply boat is sent to the island, or maybe we stand on the harbour … Continue reading

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System and Structure

I grew up in an old city: the Roman military foundations overwritten by Medieval commerce and power. Most of the medieval city wall still stand, as well as the motte (the mound) upon which the castle stood. And dominating the … Continue reading

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Culture

I’m exploring ideas around culture at the moment, tying together a few disparate threads: this piece illustrates four aspects of culture that are related, but different. We can see culture in terms of the offering and accessibility of opportunity. This … Continue reading

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