You can influence it, but not control it – systems thinking animation

Systems thinking has become a hot topic in organisational thinking. This animation was made for the consultancy firm Impower and it's about using systems thinking in public services. The example we use in the animation is children's services. A key idea in the animation is that a service or an organisation exists as part [...]

By |2022-03-03T09:18:29+00:00March 3rd, 2022|Cartoons, Organisational change, Policy|1 Comment

Uninstalling the 20th century industrial mindset -cartoon

Buy this cartoon Cartoon from a presentation about the Better value sooner safer happier approach to business agility (BVSSH) by Jon Smart. Have you ever tried to introduce agile or new collaborative ways of working in your organisation? Chances are you bumped into Frederick Winslow Taylor. Or more like the ghost of Frederick Winslow [...]

By |2022-01-25T08:45:23+00:00January 21st, 2022|Cartoons, Organisational change|1 Comment

Infographic: Why organisations must change

Organisations must change. But why? This infographic explains how our unpredictable and increasingly complex world forces companies to rethink how they operate. It also gives key ways on how they can change to better adapt to our volatile world (VUCA for those who are into management speak). This infographic was the inspiration for the [...]

By |2021-04-21T06:53:51+00:00January 13th, 2020|Infographics, Organisational change|0 Comments

Spot the obstacles to business agility

Did you spot them all? For some of you this is a very easy exercise, but some of you might scratch their heads a bit. Those of you who are baffled by this picture scroll down for the answers. Those to whom this was easy: what would you add to the picture? (Use comments or [...]

By |2019-07-23T17:34:06+00:00July 23rd, 2019|Cartoons|0 Comments

Behaviour change case story – visual storytelling to the rescue

Have you ever had to ask people to change how they work? Maybe you’ve introduced a new process, a new piece of software etc. It was pretty hard, wasn’t it? Behaviour change doesn’t happen simply because you’ve told people to change. One of my clients approached me with a behaviour change dilemma. He was responsible [...]

It’s hard to survive in the jungle when you were trained in a zoo – cartoon

Buy this cartoon Were you trained in a zoo? You probably were. I know I was. I came across a blog post on the metaphor of zoos and jungles by management consultant Sonja Blignaut. It nicely contrasts the mindset in an industrial era hierarchical organisation and a more modern, networked organisation. The former assumes a [...]

By |2018-01-26T20:56:19+00:00September 12th, 2017|Cartoons|0 Comments

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