About Us

A highly experienced team that works with leaders to design, develop, run and evolve organisational operating systems that are fit for purpose in the digital age.

“A bit nerdy but lots of fun to work with”

Enablers, not consultants. Builders, not hand wavers. Pragmatists, not ideologues.

We are dedicated to helping firms of all sizes undertake Digital Transformation to create more resilient and adaptable business structures for the 21st Century.

We passionately believe that business can be better when it is more human and connected, and we believe that this process of change driven by digital technology has only just begun.

We helped pioneer the use of social, digital tools and networks to create the digital workplace. Now this is mainstream and the headshift we helped to create has happened, the question is what new forms of organisation can we create on top?

Our core team has run many major client projects together, spanning consultancy, technology development, marketing and social business organisation. We also work with a wider network of specialists, partners and associates, whose expertise can be called upon as required.

 

At the leadership level

We work with digital leaders to map digital strategy, capability gaps, and cultivate a network of digital guides across the organisation; we also deliver in-depth digital leadership learning and development programmes.

At the platform level

We map the capabilities, services and skills of emerging agile teams, and help assemble them into a service platform that the whole firm can use. We also help design and implement key platform elements starting with a digital learning hub.

At the team level

We help switch from a process-centric work system to a more agile and service-centric approach, identify scope for automation or standardisation of these services, and then create the interfaces and connections with other teams to work better together.

Embracing Seasonality in Change Efforts

Embracing Seasonality in Change Efforts

Some thoughts on long-haul change efforts and creating a more sustainable, seasonal approach. For years whilst providing coaching & mentoring, I have encouraged a cyclical, seasonal approach to tackling goals. Matching the overall energy levels & mood to how...

Teaching Leaders Product, Platform & Portfolio Thinking

Teaching Leaders Product, Platform & Portfolio Thinking

Some thoughts on using product thinking and tools within leadership development programmes Emergent Exponential Effects One of the most exciting aspects of the digital economy is its exponential nature, and the fact that small ideas, products and teams can potentially...

Digital Adoption as a Driver for Change

Digital Adoption as a Driver for Change

Some notes and links on why top-down change initiatives still fail and some glimpses of a more emergent approach focussed on digital adoption. Plus ça change? It’s been exactly seven years since Gary Hamel and Michele Zanini argued that: 'continuous improvement...

Agile for All

Agile for All

Some reflections on the path agile is taking to adoption through organisations, drawing on some recent experiences and pain points. When organisations begin exploring agility as a key capability, there is a fairly well trodden path of discovery, until efforts stall...

Online Identity & Trust-Building 101

Online Identity & Trust-Building 101

In this edition, Livio considers some of the basic steps that leaders need to take to improve their visibility and credibility using digital workplace platforms. Friends reunited Last week, we invited our friend Katharina Krentz to introduce a selected management...