Monthly Archives: January 2011

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Effective and efficient learning:

to make your organisation fit for the future.

Your organisation will only thrive in the coming decade if it can change faster than its business world is changing. And do this at lower cost than competition. So getting more business benefit from your learning and development money is of paramount importance.

Just putting in a better, high-powered training alone may even hurt your bottom line. After all, shoehorning a Ferrari F1 engine into your Volkswagen might sound great pulling away from the lights. But is it just flash, or will (more…)

We have the technology

We already have all the mature, sustainable and affordable technology we need in areas like renewable energy, water, food etc.  So what has stopped us from already having a fully sustainable economy and civilisation?

Simply that we have a gap in our social technology. Globally slower innovation in social technology (how people work together towards an objective,  and in how our markets work,) than in physical or chemical technology. We in tetraLD, along with a growing number of other people, have been saying this to our clients and (more…)

The start of a new era: Futurproofing your organisation.

We are at the start of a new era. See this video and discussion for the triggers for this blog entry.

Already we see changes in how business are run, and what they do to make money. Business that could never have existed 20 years ago are becoming mainstream. (Think of Amazon, Google, Booking.com) Other businesses that thrived, saw a secure 100 year future ahead of them, (like the US big steel industry) are no more.

Whether you are the biggest kid on the block, say a Procter and Gamble, or an independent professional, you will only thrive (more…)

Losing the Manager

There is an orchestra with no conductor, no management, and no soloists. Called Spira Mirabilis (the logarithmic spiral found across nature, e.g. in shells), the musicians use the power of distributed leadership.

The ‘leader’ is one big idea, a shared purpose across all members of the orchestra. This frees up each member of the orchestra to identify what needs doing next, and then go ahead and do it. Do it in harmony with all the other actions.With the music reflecting a much deeper collective performance than is possible following a single conductor.

This makes them able to react instantly to (more…)