Tag Archives: Control

Blowing In The Wind

Trees move in the wind: they bend, because the alternative is to break. I’m feeling deeply curious about systems at the moment: systems of power, systems of communication, formal and social systems, and so on. Particularly in how they are … Continue reading

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The Erosion and Rebuilding of Culture

Culture is cocreated in the moment through the actions of every individual: the organisation may believe that it can own and shape it, but in reality it simply frames it. If I join a new organisation, I can go through … 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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Not Worth The Paper It’s Written On? Contracts And Trust

I’ve been quite surprised by the level of interest in the work around the Landscape Of Trust. I’ve certainly benefited greatly from the support and ideas around the methodology and approach, as well as the input of different perspectives on … Continue reading

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Types of Power: the Struggle for Control

I wrote recently about the types of power that exist within organisations: individual power, based upon our relationships and sphere of direct influence, hierarchical power, which is codified within the formal defined power structure of the organisation, and networked power, … Continue reading

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#LearningLive: the Socially Dynamic Organisation

The Socially Dynamic organisation is a type of organisation that is fully adapted to the realities of Social Age: it has a diversified strength held not purely within systems and technologies, process and rules, people and problem-solving, it has an … Continue reading

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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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