Tag Archives: Social Age

Choose Wisely: Survival Skills for the Social Age

I remember choosing my first Swiss army knife: there was a large cabinet with a choice of about 40 different knives, a bewildering and beguiling selection for a young child. They all had a basic knife: the decision was what … Continue reading

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Traditional Strengths

I’ve shared a couple of reflective posts over the last week about to change, and the need for organisations to adapt. The nature of the disruption that we face is broad, and a simple belief that we are immune is … Continue reading

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Those Things We Think Are Cast in Stone

It’s a mistake to believe that those things we view as permanent are inherently so: just because something is familiar does not mean that it is permanent. This was on my mind today talking about cars: against a background of … Continue reading

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Foundations of the Social Age: a MOOC

I have to say it’s been a busy couple of days: I’ve recorded 29 videos and 10 podcasts for the MOOC I’m designing on the foundations of the Social Age. This is an experiment, a chance to pull together a … Continue reading

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12 Aspects of the Social Age

In the Social Age, everything has changed. The Social Contract between organisation and individual is fractured, the nature of work is changing, we’ve seen the democratisation of communication and the devolution of creativity, with the old structures of power and … Continue reading

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Trust and Change: Exploring the Social Age

This week i’ve prototyped two new bodies of work: on Wednesday I shared the Landscape of Trust work for the first time, and today I ran through the whole Dynamic Change Framework with a group from the NHS. These two … Continue reading

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#WorkingOutLoud on Types of Power: Individual vs Networked

I want to expand out some of the ideas around different types of power, today looking at the difference between individual and networked power. This is part of the body of work looking at the fragility of formal hierarchies, and … Continue reading

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