Resisting the Rush to Technology for Solutions


Is anyone else getting tired of the talk –  and it is mainly talk – of digital transformation? The endless rounds of conferences, clubs and lists of so-called digital leaders – all promising a tech utopia. At a recent event I observed an audience listlessly staring at their iPhones as a speaker described how digital was … Continue reading Resisting the Rush to Technology for Solutions

Can Working Out Loud Inspire Creativity and Inclusion?


Collaboration – for all the rhetoric – is much harder , and for many of us less preferable, than working in isolation. Today we’ve woken up to find the  UK has made a historic choice. A choice that could be interpreted as a desire to go it alone rather than working with others. To seize … Continue reading Can Working Out Loud Inspire Creativity and Inclusion?

To Boost Innovation We Need To Make Ourselves Obsolete


If you’re of a certain age you’ll sometimes find yourself reminiscing about an age where things were built to last. My own mother swears her first washing machine lasted for over 20 years. Today,  Apple expects the lifecycle for an average iPhone to be just three. Firstly – this is almost certainly a rose tinted view … Continue reading To Boost Innovation We Need To Make Ourselves Obsolete

Stepping Behind The Rhetoric of Digital Transformation


Fundamentally the challenge for current leaders and public sector organisations is the legacy thinking and a business model which is rooted in serving a de facto purpose which is disconnected from the people and places the organisation or leaders serve – Carl Haggerty   Yesterday I chaired an event where the CEO of HACT , … Continue reading Stepping Behind The Rhetoric of Digital Transformation

How Organisations May Stifle Community Creativity


One of the many challenges for the public sector is that it must start believing in people and communities again. We know that many organisations are out of sync with technology , but there’s an argument that they are increasingly distant from an economy where sharing and collaboration trump paternalism and top down protocols. One of the … Continue reading How Organisations May Stifle Community Creativity

People Don’t Believe Our Organisations – Here’s Why


There’s not a week goes by – and I mean that quite literally – in which we don’t see a sector bemoan its image problem. The launch of some campaign or other to raise awareness of a ‘message’ and get people to see the valuable contribution it makes to society. This week it’s housing, but … Continue reading People Don’t Believe Our Organisations – Here’s Why