Tag Archives: Change

Dynamic Tension [Pt 2]

There are two pillars of an organisation: the ‘formal‘, which is represented by formal hierarchy, systems, processes, and mechanisms of control, and the ‘social‘, which is represented by reputation, social authority, trust, and strong social ties. The formal pillar of … Continue reading

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Dynamic Tension

There are two aspects of an organisation: the ‘Formal‘ dimension, those things that are visible, codified into hierarchy, system, process, assets and infrastructure, and the ‘Social’ dimension, which is about communities, reputation, Social Authority and Social Leadership, co-creation and trust. … Continue reading

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Dangerous Space: Confronting Uncertainty

I just finished delivering the new work around “Future Technology: Innovation and Impact”. This work involves thinking at a high level about the multitudinous aspects of organisational learning and performance that it will impact. That’s another way of saying that … 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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#Trump – New Mechanics Of Power

The only thing that seems to be predictable, is unpredictability itself. Donald Trump will be the next president of the United States, a fact that will please some and displease others. Whatever our view of the results of the election, … 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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Future of HR: Guided Not Governed

There’s a key phrase i use in the core illustrations around the Socially Dynamic Organisation: that it’s ‘guided‘, not ‘governed‘. This harks back to the core need for change: we must dismantle the Victorian legacy of accreted power that plagues … Continue reading

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