Tag Archives: Organisational Design

Free eBook – ‘The Socially Dynamic Organisation: A New Model of Organisational Design’

My new book launches today. ‘The Socially Dynamic Organisation: A New Model of Organisational Design’ is the sixth in my series of Social Age Guidebooks, and is available as a free eBook, or from mid August will be on Amazon … Continue reading

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Complexity and Belief

This is a #WorkingOutLoud post exploring complexity, and the role of belief: it relates to several broader strands of work that explore the social structure of Organisations, and the mechanisms of change. At heart, Organisations are made up of components, … Continue reading

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The Nature of Leadership

Leadership is an endemic term, more often used to describe a desired outcome than a specific set of skills or behaviours, and more often describing those things that we like or aspire to than to those that we actually experience, … Continue reading

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Learning, Rehearsal, and Performance

When building the Socially Dynamic Organisation, we must ensure we have clarity on three spaces, and the respective leadership and individual behaviours to make them effective. Learning spaces, Rehearsal spaces, and Performance ones. Learning as an act of curiosity and … Continue reading

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Domain to Dynamic: The Tension We Need

In a short series of posts, i’ve been exploring the evolution of Organisational Design, to take us from a Domain based strength, to a more Socially Dynamic one. In this, the sixth post, i introduce the notion of Dynamic Tension, … Continue reading

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Domain to Dynamic [Pt 5]: the Organisation as Story and Belief

This is the fifth in a series of pieces entitled ‘From Domain to Dynamic’. Collectively they explore a new model of Organisational Design that moves beyond hierarchy, infrastructure, and control, and into social collaboration, communities, and Individual Agency at scale. … Continue reading

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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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Domain to Dynamic: A New Model of Organisational Design [Pt 2] – Forces of the Social Age

Yesterday i started a new series exploring the need for a new model of Organisational Design: the move from the Domain Organisation, to the Socially Dynamic one. I introduced a definition of an Organisation as an entity of ‘collectivism’ to … Continue reading

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Domain to Dynamic: A New Model of Organisational Design [Pt 1]

The design of our Organisations of today is largely a legacy of industrial design, and the search for effectiveness at scale: it is a model that has served us well into the Digital Age, but may fall short in the … Continue reading

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Ways of Working: Perspective Shift

A great many Organisations have a focus on future ‘ways of working’: sometimes expressed as a future culture, sometimes as specific digital skills, often as an approach to innovation or change. These programmes represent the normalisation of change, and the … Continue reading

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