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Design Thinking, or Design Faking?

Design thinking is all over the place. Every large organization claims to use it in a way or another to spur innovation, and every place dedicated to hold seminars comes fully loaded with white boards and sticky notes. A quick … Continue reading

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Organizations and the Asperger Syndrome

Our organizations are in bad shape, this is no more a secret. No day passes without this statement being discussed, dissected, both by its causes and its effects, nor without someone stigmatizing the hierarchical and bureaucratic practices of many—too many—businesses, … Continue reading

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My Social Business Predictions for 2003 (not a typo) – Part 2

Most of today’s organizations are powerful productive machines, which were founded and grew up during an era where mass production was the norm, and planning was the course of action. This era is over for good, and social business, or … Continue reading

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Innovation, Complexity and Social Business – Part 2

Reconciling Organizational Improvement and Reinvention Through Social Business Design This post is the second of a two-parts article on innovation and social business co-written with Ralph-Christian Ohr (@ralph_ohr). A striking change of focus in the social business arena occurred during … Continue reading

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Social Business isn’t About Companies, It is About Cities

In The Social Psychology of Organizing, Karl Weick exposed the theory of enactment, stating that organizations were fundamentally an abstraction of the reality, essentially brought to life through management’s narrative. In that sense, changing the way we work requires much … Continue reading

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