Tag Archives: Social Power

Not One But Many: The Interconnection of Tribes

Our challenge in building the Socially Dynamic Organisation is not to build one unified tribe, but rather to interconnect the many. The thing that we want already exists: tightly trust bonded groups, repositories of tacit knowledge, effective ‘sense making’ entities. … Continue reading

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Bonds of Power, Bonds of Trust

The Social bonds within an organisation cross over the formal structure: whilst formal relationships are forged on bonds of power, social ones are founded upon reputation and trust. The Organisation is able to see, own, and control the formal bonds, … 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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