Tag Archives: Socially Dynamic Organisation

Pragmatic Dissonance: Communities of Difference and the Limitations of Consensus

We come together in communities, but are driven apart by our differences: in a systemic view of change, we may need to create the conditions for, and opportunity to, both agree, and dissent. It is unlikely that we will achieve … Continue reading

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What Will We See?

I’m making good progress with ‘The Change Handbook: building the Socially Dynamic Organisation’, as i work through version 24 of the full manuscript. As i’m heavily into book writing this week, no new content for the blog, but instead i … Continue reading

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Building the Socially Dynamic Organisation

The Social Age frames an existential threat for many organisations: they have grown up in a known world, with established frames of education, career, economics, and power, and now find themselves alienated from all of those ideas. Our new world … Continue reading

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A Forest of Social Leaders

A forest is defined as much by the space as it is the trees: it’s an ecosystem, with every part in balance with the whole. As a system, it’s constantly in motion, from the wind that sways the branches of … Continue reading

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Why Kindness Counts

Again, today, i found myself shying away from saying ‘kindness counts’, or rather i found myself apologising for saying it. Whenever i use the term, i fear it sounds weak, it sounds like a predictable liberal statement, more about ‘niceness’ … Continue reading

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The Building Blocks

Our formal organisations are built in familiar ways: we assemble functional teams, buy them computers, put a roof over their heads, connect them through technology, and hold them safe with rules. These are the building blocks that delivered the Industrial … Continue reading

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Prototyping the Jigsaw for the Socially Dynamic Organisation

It’s the end of a long day: i’ve been facilitating a group of senior leaders, exploring Social Leadership, Innovation, and Change. Which is another way of saying that i feel too tired to write. But part of #WorkingOutLoud is to … Continue reading

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