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.

A Practical Model for Distributed Digital Leadership

Last week I presented a model of digital leadership and strategy at #SocialNow in Lisbon. Here is the text of my talk, with slides embedded at the end...   It is very hard to succeed with digital transformation in an established organisation without addressing...

What do we mean by an Org OS?

"The greatest challenge for today’s leaders is how to upgrade their organisation’s operating system” This is how we frame the conversation about organisational change and the role of digital transformation on our newly-updated website, so I thought I would explain our...

Our Guide to the Evolution of the Digital Workplace

A few weeks ago, LJ hosted a vibrant and well-informed twitter chat about the future of the digital workplace, which we summarised in a blog post. It occurred to us that there are a lot of people and organisations still working hard to develop a basic connected...

Digital Workplace Retrospective | #PS_Salon Summary

Last Friday I hosted our first ever #PS_Salon discussion on Twitter, conducting a retrospective of the Digital Workplace. Hearing what the Digital Workplace community have learned over the last 20+ years and speculating on what will come next proved to be a fertile ground for conversation…

Using technology to fight technology; tips for learning in the 21st century

As technologies continue to advance and the amount of information grows, “keeping up” can feel overwhelming. This is not going to change, in fact, it will worsen as technologies and work environments continue to evolve. An employees’ learning agility is a critical factor of success, and should be a key competency in recruitment…

Building Ethical Organisations

As organisations struggle with the increasing complexity of change, they are at increased risk of moral missteps. The challenge of ensuring products are ethically designed can come second to being disruptive, innovative and cutting-edge. Many large organisations take their cue from Facebook, Google and Uber who are not covering themselves in glory in this area…