Tag Archives: Social Contract

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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Edge of Shadows: The Trust We Feel

The Landscape of Trust research is intended to surface the notions that, together, make up our understanding of ‘trust’. It’s a highly subjective term, but there are commonalities of understanding: if we can understand the landscape, how different components relate … Continue reading

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Do You Trust Me? Talking About Trust In Organisations

Today I’m continuing work on the Landscape of Trust, an effort to better understand what trust means the people, how it is earned, how it is eroded, and how it impacts on the effectiveness of the organisation and its ability … Continue reading

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Beyond Organisations

This is a #WorkingOutLoud post on some early thoughts for a Journal article. The stratification of society that we see today is not necessarily permanent. The structures of education, commerce, finance and business are simply those which have proved most … Continue reading

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Let Slip the Dogs of War: Unfit Organisations and the Social Revolution

The gradients of power in the workplace today are often imbalanced, imperfect and just plain wrong. Whilst we have come some way from the poorhouse and indentured service, we are a long way from nirvana. The Social Age is a … Continue reading

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Afraid of the Dark? The Perilous Grey Space

There’s the light of the engaged: people who are committed into the organisation, driving it forward, valued and valuable. Then there’s the dark side: people who are uncommitted, detract from success, pulling us down. In this polarised view, It’s easy … Continue reading

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Sharing an extract from the new book: ‘Welcome to the Social Age’

I’m writing this week so, as is my usual practice, am sharing some of the live work as it tumbles out. The new book is provisionally entitled ‘Organisational Change in the Social Age’, and is based around the framework i’ve … Continue reading

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