Tag Archives: Disruption

Building the Socially Dynamic Organisation

The Social Age frames an existential threat for many organisations: they have grown up in a known world, with established frames of education, career, economics, and power, and now find themselves alienated from all of those ideas. Our new world … Continue reading

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From The Ruins Of The Old

It’s possible that we are destined to fail, that our organisations will crumble, that the pace of change the Social Age demands will simply be too much for our creaking hierarchies to handle. Not every organisation will fail, but maybe … Continue reading

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The Friction of Innovation

I recently shared a post exploring cultural agility in relation to innovation and disruption: broadly the premise is that different states of innovation may require different manifestations of culture, some of which can co-exist, and some of which sit in … Continue reading

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Innovation and Culture

In my work around Innovation, i’ve become increasingly interested in culture, specifically the notion that we may require a certain fluidity, that culture may be optimised in specific spaces, and that the very optimisation that permits us to thrive, may … Continue reading

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Dimensions of Disruption

Last week i shared an initial sketch of a framework around ‘dual paradigms of disruption’: the notion is that we are seeing two aspects of change, the first being disruption within our constructed systems (organisations), and the second being disruption … Continue reading

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The Walls That Tumble Down

Our experience is one of two systems: ‘formal’ systems, of technology, visible organisation, and formal power, and ‘social’ systems, systems of reputation, relationships, and trust, the two systems superimposed, one upon the other. The formal system is the visible one, … Continue reading

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Traditional Strengths

I’ve shared a couple of reflective posts over the last week about to change, and the need for organisations to adapt. The nature of the disruption that we face is broad, and a simple belief that we are immune is … Continue reading

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