Tag Archives: Evolution

The Porcelain Organisation [Domain to Dynamic Pt 4]

This is the fourth in a series of articles exploring the evolution of Organisations, from ‘Domain’ to ‘Dynamic’. In the early pieces we explored the origin and evolution of Organisations, how they evolved from an Industrial Age heritage, and built … Continue reading

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Context of the Social Age

I’m editing ‘The Change Handbook’ today, and decided to rewrite the whole chapter on ‘The Social Age’. In this post, i share the new version, with the original content after it. This is part of #WorkingOutLoud, and i’m glad i … Continue reading

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Switzerland: Trains of Rust and Power

In the goods yard at Tirano sits a steam train: it’s old, deeply rusted with holes poking through the ironwork, heated by the beating sun, each panel etched by lines of decay, flaked by time, remnant of a bygone age. … Continue reading

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Vertical Mechanisms of Control: The Evolution of HR

The architecture of many modern organisations is rooted in the iron and steam of Victorian engineering. Massive pillars: mechanisms of control, exerted by the organisation over the individual. HR, despite it’s best intentions, despite it’s desire to change, is all … Continue reading

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The Fictional Leader

I spent this afternoon with a great team, putting together what the curriculum for a postgraduate qualification in Learning and Development would look like. We threw out ideas of ‘what would make someone excellent as a leader’. We were, if … 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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Change Curve: The Antibody Effect

I’ve been sharing a Framework for Change in the Social Age: it’s intended to be a practical view of how organisations typically respond to change and how, using social mechanisms and approaches, we can ease the journey. The Change Curve … Continue reading

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