“Sensing” & “Use of Self” - How Agile Leverages the Human Factor

Case Study 1 – What is the Context? A regional Chief Technology Officer (CTO) proposed a novel solution to a “hot-potato” public safety problem. Dropped calls, 911 wait times and failed hand-offs between police, fire and emergency medical agencies resulted in well documented loss of life and property.

Mastering Agile Organization Design Certification for the Public Sector

We are proud to announce a brand new Mastering Agile Organization Design for the Public Sector Certification program, designed to help government professionals guide their agencies to become more agile, adaptive, and responsive to their stakeholders' needs and requirements.

Future of Work and Work of the Future in Government

Much has been written about the future of work and the work of the future by several think tanks and consultancies over the past several years. More scenarios are being developed in the wake of Covid-19. The macro forces at work include:

Societal and Work

False Flags: Why 80% of Public Sector Change Efforts Fail

In this, my first in a series of blogs, I will take a moment to provide a snapshot of what else distinguishes what we are calling “Syngineering.” It integrates two key Gestalt principles, Sensing, and Cycle of Experience to organically build agility into an organization’s DNA throughout the design process.

Human Dynamics

Four Fundamentals of Human Dynamics in Organization Design

As one of the co-founders of the South African ODN Flourish Conference, I returned to Cape Town South Africa in September for its 5th annual conference, which this year was jointly hosted with the International Organization Development Association (IODA).