The first wave of digital transformation was about adding digital capabilities to existing structures; the next is about creating natively digital and connected structures that operate more like software.

It is time to upgrade our organisational operating systems

Change is hard, but it is unlikely to stop any time soon. Instead of big bang change programmes, we need to make distributed, agile transformation part of the agenda for all teams and organisational units.

Distributed, agile transformation makes change routine

How can we overcome the culture of ‘learned helplessness’ surrounding digital technology in the workplace, and give people opportunities to help themselves and each other?

Bridging the skills gap in the digital workplace

Recent Posts

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Thanks For The Memory

Thanks For The Memory

This week, Livio digs into the central role that memory plays in all aspects of our work, as well as wider society. Memory is a powerful factor in shaping both individual and collective perceptions of pretty much everything we do, but in our field we often take its...

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It’s Highly Illogical, Captain

It’s Highly Illogical, Captain

This week, Livio shares some thoughts and links on our brain's ability to make rational decisions and retain knowledge in the face of evolutionary and cognitive challenges. Behaving like apes Like many others in Europe, I recently took part in some tentative,...

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Permission To Be Different

Permission To Be Different

Cerys shares links and insights into teams and leadership, inspired by the launch of a major collaborative project. This week, much of our time has been occupied with the launch of a new collaborative squad, with ambitious goals, combining the Post*Shift team, a...

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The Fabric of the Org is Links Not Bricks

The Fabric of the Org is Links Not Bricks

This week we look forward to the looming battle between office and "remote" working and ask what we can learn from Reddit and gamers about collaboration. Ronald Coase Reversed Earlier this week, I completed the content planning phase for an extensive leadership...

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