Tag Archives: Work

Remnants

I spent last week driving through the Highlands, moving between fishing villages and towns, themselves a legacy of the Clearances, where rural populations were displaced by acquisitive land owners, appropriating the commons. The shoreside settlements thrived on salmon and herring, … Continue reading

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A More Human Future Of Work

I’m using this week to clear a few ‘titles’ that have been waiting to be written. They have been languishing at the end of my document, waiting for their words to land. Today, a title that i wrote back in … 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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Aspects of the #SocialAge – Part 4 – Boundaries Are Futile

In the old world there was a clear separation between formal and social aspects of our lives, between leisure and work. Today those boundaries are gone. We exist in a grey space: when networks, communities, influence, reputation, and stories themselves, … Continue reading

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Separation of Space

Over dinner tonight, someone described their commute to work: he said he cycled out of the office, through the converted industrial district, former mills and warehouses, now upmarket advertising agencies and web designers, then over the bridge, through suburbia and … 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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