Tag Archives: Organisational Design

Inventing The Building Blocks

This is one of a series of pieces considering how we evolve our Organisations from the legacy Domain basis (structural and segmented), through to a more dynamic and interconnected one: it’s built upon the work first shared in ‘The Socially … Continue reading

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System and Structure

I grew up in an old city: the Roman military foundations overwritten by Medieval commerce and power. Most of the medieval city wall still stand, as well as the motte (the mound) upon which the castle stood. And dominating the … Continue reading

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Bending or Breaking

The storms this week have reminded me of a conversation many years ago, as i was stood in a Big Top tend during a gale. The central pole was bending and creaking, and i was quite concerned about the danger, … Continue reading

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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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