Tag Archives: Socially Dynamic Organisation

The Web

When we consider the Socially Dynamic Organisation, the notion of a ‘web’ of connection is easy to visualise, but probably incorrect. The Social structure of the Organisations is lumpy, clumped into trust bonded units, tribes, each of which may form … Continue reading

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King of the World?

This piece is a cautious addition to collection of work exploring the context of the Social Age: within that work i have previously addressed (amongst other aspects) questions of citizenship beyond nations, identity in online spaces, modes of belonging, the … Continue reading

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Socially Dynamic Structure: #WorkingOutLoud on Organisational Design Ideas

I’m revisiting work on the Socially Dynamic Organisation, which considers aspects of Organisational Design, formal and social structure, and mechanisms of collectivism, connection, productivity and effect. This is essentially a conversation about how we design, or redesign, our Organisations to … Continue reading

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Why we Work – Reflections on the Future of Work

What is ‘work’, and why do we do it? The contemporary conversation about ‘the workplace’, in terms of the geography of work, and the social dynamics of collaboration, and the impacts of technology, against a backdrop of 18 months of … Continue reading

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Foundations of Social Leadership

My work is iterative and evolutionary, developing in response to new thinking, new research, and simply in response to discovering that parts of it are wrong. I share this work and thinking as i go, and this space, on the … Continue reading

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Broad Shifts in Organisational Learning – #3 Through The Cracks

I am using a series of posts to explore broad shifts in Organisational Learning (as part of a wider discussion around the evolution of the Organisation itself). I find it increasingly difficult to separate conversations about ‘learning’ from the other … Continue reading

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Broad Shifts in Organisational Learning #2 – Gaps

Our conception of a challenge can frame our response to it: are we adapting within a known framework, or innovating a fundamentally new framework? Essentially a question we should ask is whether it is more efficient and effective to adapt … Continue reading

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#WorkingOutLoud on Big Loop Learning Organisations

Building out the work on ‘Big Loop Organisations’ today by exploring aspects of what it means to be ‘big’. The notion behind this is that legacy Organisations typically fall to ‘Diminishing Spirals’ of learning, as opposed to maintaining a momentum … Continue reading

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Performance – Culture – Agency

I’ve been exploring aspects of culture this week, and the following work is a reflection on the relationship between ‘Culture’ and ‘Performance’. In it, i am presenting a hypothesis more so than a comprehensive exploration, and the hypothesis relates to … Continue reading

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Reimagining Capability

As with many things in the context of the Social Age, when it comes to thinking about ‘Capability’, we should probably consider it in terms of an evolved foundation and understanding, away from a ‘unit of one’, toward a ‘unit … Continue reading

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