Tag Archives: Community

Agile Through Design

I”m #WorkingOutLoud, expanding on a few ideas today about the Socially Dynamic organisation: the type of fully adapted entity that would sit at the ‘Dynamic’ end of the Change framework that I’ve been sharing recently. The Socially Dynamic organisation has … Continue reading

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Creating the Socially Dynamic Organisation

I’m going through the rather abstract exercise of writing what i do, so decided to #WorkOutLoud and share it here. My work sits around the Social Age, the term i use to describe the broad swathes of change make up … Continue reading

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Restraint: Democracy

I am struggling to write: it’s been a week where dissent has tipped over into violence, where discourse has been lost to hatred and fear. Democracy is not about consensus: it’s about restrained consent. About the gradual unearthing of what … 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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The Social Age Safari: Shutting up Shop

Now that the Social Age Safari is complete, we are left with the task of capturing the story and closing the community. Much of the success of the event itself came through the tight choreography and carefully rehearsed facilitation. But … Continue reading

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The Limits of Hierarchy: Brittle Systems

I’ve spent some time over the last few weeks exploring the space of ‘Black Swan’ events and the limits of hierarchy. At the heart of the framework are a series of counterpoint notions: Known Frames (the context we operate within) … Continue reading

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The Social Age Safari – Connect the Dots

We are deep in the heart of the Social Age Safari. This is a prototype event, a live rehearsal, a chance to bring together a number of ideas to see what works. A series of three-hour hack events, separated by … Continue reading

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