Tag Archives: Change

Future of Work – Battle Lines

We live in interesting times: there is a great deal of primary narrative about ‘the future of work’, with an increasing number of Organisations wading into one side of the battle or the other. Is home working the ‘aberration’ that … Continue reading

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Performance – Culture – Agency

I’ve been exploring aspects of culture this week, and the following work is a reflection on the relationship between ‘Culture’ and ‘Performance’. In it, i am presenting a hypothesis more so than a comprehensive exploration, and the hypothesis relates to … Continue reading

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Our Comfort With Discomfort

Learning takes place in broad arcs and in my own work i describe it as starting with disturbance: either a disturbance that we find within ourselves, or one that is imposed from the outside. As example of the first instance: … Continue reading

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Quiet Leadership: Every Day

This week i am #WorkingOutLoud to share extracts from an upcoming book on Quiet Leadership. This piece sits in the section on ‘Humility’, and asks why we take ‘the smallest of actions’. Why bother to take small actions? If we … Continue reading

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3 Fragments of Writing About A Fractured Church

Here are three fragments of writing, connected through a conversation around acceptance, equality, inclusion, and the established church: i’m triggered to share these, with others that remain unpublished, by the experience of speaking to people excluded by the church because … Continue reading

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#WorkingOutLoud on ‘The Experimental Organisation’

This month i have started interviews for a new project, a book of case studies exploring innovative Organisational approaches to unlocking potential and driving change. It’s intended to share a range of practical examples of how diverse global Organisations are … Continue reading

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#FutureWork – a Series of Imperfect Essays

This week i’m sharing a short series of imperfect essays exploring aspects of the evolution of work, and the Organisations that it takes place within. Specifically, i am not trying to make this a coherent and congruent view: there may … Continue reading

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5 Broken Things in the New Normal

Amidst much hype of a ‘New Normal’, some things may well have actually changed for good. The Pandemic carries with it two fundamental truths which have finally fractured some dominant narratives of the past. Firstly, real change happened fast, imposed … Continue reading

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But what if the Future is Terribly Messy?

The future is bright, or so we are told: we strive to transform our Organisations, to unlock new potential, to achieve great things. But what if all we do is make a mess? The challenge may come because we come … Continue reading

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‘The Socially Dynamic Organisation’: Domains, Hierarchy, and Investment

The first chapter of my new book on the Socially Dynamic Organisation considers the origins of our existing Organisational Design, and the ways that ‘domains’ were established. These Domains have gone on to influence everything else: the ways that power … Continue reading

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