Tag Archives: Process

Break Stuff: Exercises in Agility

But what to break? That which you own? That which you have permission to challenge? Should you break processes or thoughts? Perceptions of conventions? Whether your permission is granted or claimed, social or formal, the decisions remain: what aspects of … Continue reading

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Carpe Diem: the Elusive Nature of Time

It’s stolen, wasted, invested or gifted, but, one way or another, it keeps ticking by. People often ask me where i find the time to write: it’s simple, i find it by not spending it elsewhere. And i try to … Continue reading

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Beyond the Rebellion Lies the Rebellion

Organisations become lethargic: the ways we codify action into process and control leaves us efficient in delivering the same thing again and again, but unable to innovate effectively. It’s partly because innovation requires us to take on board risk, something … Continue reading

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Unleashing Creativity: getting fit for the Social Age

“I’m not creative” is one of the most frustrating things people say to me. To define yourself by what you can’t achieve misses the point: creativity is not the end result, it’s the journey we take to get there. We … Continue reading

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The enemies of innovation in organisations

You can’t have it all: in a world where risk is avoided and process codifies common sense into rules, we run the risk of ironing out creativity and innovation. Which wouldn’t be such a problem if the world would stand … Continue reading

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Legacy, lethargy, and the need to be #agile

Only agile organisations will thrive in the Social Age, but the barriers to agility are multifold. Some attitudinal, some technical, some about capability and competence. Innovation and creativity are strangled by legacy and lethargy. But we don’t have to live … Continue reading

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Creative learning: how do we capture creativity

Creativity is an elusive beast: turning up in the most unusual places, but also liable to be scared off like a rabbit at the first sight of a dog. You can’t just assume that it will turn up and, once … Continue reading

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