Tag Archives: Communication

Disrupting Power

I am writing today about power, about different forms of power, and the structures that it is held within. This relates to a number of strands of work that I’m exploring at the moment, from resilience, to Social Leadership, and … Continue reading

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Amplification Effects: Strength Despite System

Exploring another aspect of the Socially Dynamic Organisation today, how amplification effects defy formal hierarchy: how individuals find strength despite the system. This builds on yesterdays piece around nodes and amplifiers. The default communication channel within an organisation, through which … Continue reading

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Beyond Organisations

This is a #WorkingOutLoud post on some early thoughts for a Journal article. The stratification of society that we see today is not necessarily permanent. The structures of education, commerce, finance and business are simply those which have proved most … Continue reading

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The Social Age Safari: Communities and Stories

The Social Age Safari starts today: it’s fully co-created three-day conference. We have three distinct communities, one in the room, one online, and the rest of the world itself. Through the rest of this week, I’ll be #WorkingOutLoud as we … Continue reading

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A Matter of Perspective

We all know it, but sometimes the realisation eludes us: perspective is a limiting thing. We are surrounded by walls of our own making. Constrained by our experience of the everyday, fooled into believing that the things we know to … Continue reading

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Story Flow

I’ve outlined the three levels narrative that we can consider within organisations: personal, co-created and organisational. They are three lenses on the world around us, each from a different perspective and serving a different purpose. Today, i want to consider … Continue reading

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The Story

I’ve been writing the last few days around the Levels of Narrative: how we can use personal, co-created and organisational narratives in learning design, leadership and organisational change. Today, i heard about a great project using aspects of this in … Continue reading

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The 3 Levels of Narrative

Across the writing on the Social Age, i talk about levels of narrative: personal, co-created and organisational, so i felt it was about time to capture and define them properly. The ways we use stories are many and varied, but … Continue reading

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Emergent Ritual

The meaning of things can fall into history, even when the artefact itself persists. Like why we shake hands. Or give three kisses on the cheek. Or bow. Rituals, embedded in our culture, but not in any sense natural behaviours. … Continue reading

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Change Curve: Grounding your Authenticity

The Change model i’ve been exploring over the past few months outlines three manifestations of change within an organisation: they can be ‘Resistant‘ to it, ‘Constrained‘ by it, or become ‘Dynamic‘. To start the journey to Dynamic, we start by … Continue reading

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