Tag Archives: Change

Layers of Culture: can you see the Graffiti?

Back in Amsterdam: from the window i see smoke curling up from the chimney on the houseboat. It drifts lazily in the morning breeze, barely visible in the grey light. I wonder idly about life on a barge: many of … Continue reading

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Chasing the Shadow of the Social Age

I saw a video the other day of a small child discovering their shadow. They were walking along when they suddenly realised that the penumbra trailing close behind was somehow attached. A sequence of bemused hopping and dancing entailed as … Continue reading

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The Disruption of Design

I’m reflecting on the disruption of design, which, you’ll note, is a two pronged statement. On the one hand, traditional methodologies of learning design are being disrupted by the realities of the Social Age: the rise of ‘sense making‘ communities, … Continue reading

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The Future of Organisations: scaffolded & reconfigurable

Everything will change. As the Industrial Age required us to build factories and dig coal from the ground, as the Knowledge Age required us to buy computers and go global, so the Social Age will bring change. Change of unimaginable … Continue reading

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Storytelling through Change

Yesterday i wrote about the change journey: the ways we build alignment, momentum and lead, eventually, to transformation. Today, i want to revisit that diagram and add in the storytelling element. In change, we use three levels of narrative: personal … Continue reading

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From Disturbance to Transformation: a change journey

Change is about momentum. We start with disturbance, either from within or imposed from outside (environmental, market or third party). From momentum for change we move to strategy: our best shot at direction. Our intent is then amplified: we raise … Continue reading

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Monarchs and Monasteries: Emergent Communities in the Social Age

There’s the thing, then, much later, the memory of the thing. The moment when you push aside the brambles, kick down the tall grass and see the old stones and crumbling mortar revealed to the light of day one more … Continue reading

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