Tag Archives: Engagement

Not What You Take, But What You Give

So much of our power, as leaders, lies in creating space: not spaces for us to broadcast or control, but rather to facilitate, and to listen. There are times when we need our formal voice, when we can use the … Continue reading

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The Building Blocks

Our formal organisations are built in familiar ways: we assemble functional teams, buy them computers, put a roof over their heads, connect them through technology, and hold them safe with rules. These are the building blocks that delivered the Industrial … Continue reading

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The Currency of Social Engagement: Moderation and Validation of Reward

I’ve taken to describing three ‘coins’ that can be used to recognise and reward certain behaviours within communities. I don’t literally means coins: i’m using them as a tool to describe the ownership and control of both the allocation, and … Continue reading

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The Sphere of Consequence

I’ve been reflecting on consequence: how it’s owned, how it’s applied, and it’s role in engagement and trust. I’ve previously described a ‘sphere of consequence’, the notion that we each exist within a sphere, a bubble of consequence, part of … Continue reading

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Complex Collaboration

One of the core themes around the Socially Dynamic Organisation is that it deeply connected: not simply through formal hierarchy, but through webs of trust, reputation, respect, and fairness. These bonds sit primarily within the social system, hence the journey … Continue reading

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Separation of Space

Over dinner tonight, someone described their commute to work: he said he cycled out of the office, through the converted industrial district, former mills and warehouses, now upmarket advertising agencies and web designers, then over the bridge, through suburbia and … Continue reading

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Afraid of the Dark? The Perilous Grey Space

There’s the light of the engaged: people who are committed into the organisation, driving it forward, valued and valuable. Then there’s the dark side: people who are uncommitted, detract from success, pulling us down. In this polarised view, It’s easy … Continue reading

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