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.

Scaling Trust Versus Trusting Code

Scaling Trust Versus Trusting Code

Lee Bryant reflects on divergent visions for the future of the digital organisation. Towards digital organisations in 2022 🎉 2022 looks set to be a year of divergent visions of what a digital organisation means and how it is organised. Most things that matter in life...

Is Employee Engagement an Oxymoron?

Is Employee Engagement an Oxymoron?

With historically low engagement levels and employees leaving in droves, there is much for company leaders to be concerned about. Plus, three tips on treating your team as grown-ups. Do your people believe you any more? I recently spent some time reading Gallup’s...

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...