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

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World-Building in Hybrid Organisations

World-Building in Hybrid Organisations

How can we move beyond 'managing' one-size-fits-all workplace culture and think about world-building or cultivating a hybrid ecology in the post-lockdown period? Can online working reach escape velocity? The debate about whether - and how - to return to the office...

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Digital Talent: An Emergent Approach

Digital Talent: An Emergent Approach

How can HR functions adopt a more creative, targeted approach to developing home-grown digital talent? The digital people challenge The digital skills gap was already widening fast before COVID-19 struck, as this World Economic Forum report shows. Since then, the 1-2...

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More Thoughts on the Digital Leadership Gap

More Thoughts on the Digital Leadership Gap

This week, Lee reflects on the leadership reform agenda we need to pursue to unlock the productivity gains we hope to see from digital innovation. Somewhere over the rainbow? It feels like there is so much potential value just over the horizon - such an opportunity to...

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Tackling Emerging Tech as a Team

Tackling Emerging Tech as a Team

In this edition, Cerys explores how employees can feel less on the back foot when it comes to emerging tech. Yesterday I had the pleasure of presenting at a conference on the paradox of emerging technology, and one of the questions asked at the end of my talk has...

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Lessons For Emerging Leadership Development

Lessons For Emerging Leadership Development

In this edition, Cerys looks at what emerging leaders need when faced with the challenge of building the future of their organisations. Being identified as an emerging leader is both a proud and daunting moment for many - stepping into a sliver of limelight before...

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The Innovation Promise of Citizen Developers

The Innovation Promise of Citizen Developers

In this edition, Livio looks at the disruptive potential of low-code/no-code platforms and how well-organised, motivated Citizen Developer networks can help to drive ground-up innovation In the internet of forgetting, some not-so-new things are sometimes presented as...

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The * of Crowds

The * of Crowds

Thinking about three very different examples of the wisdom, stupidity and bravery of crowds, and how we should never under-estimate so-called "users"... With Great Reach Comes Get Responsibility… I really enjoyed reading up on three wildly divergent outcomes for...

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Looking Beyond Centralised Platforms and Workplaces

Looking Beyond Centralised Platforms and Workplaces

This week, Lee is seeing signs of light through the cracks and trying to imagine a world beyond attention-farming. Will we remain trapped in centralised systems that seek to monetise our attention and emotions, or is there a brighter future beyond this stage of the...

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Rebuilding for the Next Normal

Rebuilding for the Next Normal

In this edition, LJ reflects on how remote or hybrid working is here to stay, and how we can design more sustainable ways of working to cope with it. The last few weeks have brought a slight but long-overdue shift in the prevailing global mood. Biden’s historic win in...

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