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Acting for Change
Progress through Social collaboration, Stakeholder Engagement, Modern leadership, Digital Tools
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Culture and the Real Impact of Change Agents – Celine Schillinger

Close to 10% of my direct network on LinkedIn now bears a professional title that includes words such as “Change”, “Transformation” or “Innovation” — from very few before. Part of this is definitely…
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Characteristics of Systems Leadership –

Characteristics of Systems Leadership – | Acting for Change | Scoop.it
The Phillips Kay Partnership Ltd First published at Heart of the Art, 20th January 2019 This blog is co-authored by John Atkinson and David Nabarro. David is the strategic director for 4SD. He has …
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The Elements of AI - a free online course

The Elements of AI - a free online course | Acting for Change | Scoop.it
Learn more about the University of Helsinki and Reaktor's upcoming AI course for students and business professionals - no programming or math skills required.
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GM's layoffs can be traced to its quest to turn people into machines —

GM's layoffs can be traced to its quest to turn people into machines — | Acting for Change | Scoop.it
In 1972, an iconic strike at GM's Lordstown plant forced America to confront the human need for meaningful work.
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Big Business Has a New Scam: The ‘Purpose Paradigm’

Big Business Has a New Scam: The ‘Purpose Paradigm’ | Acting for Change | Scoop.it
Multinational corporations are luring millennial workers with empty promises and self-serving slogans.
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8 Leadership Trends That Will Dictate 2019

8 Leadership Trends That Will Dictate 2019 | Acting for Change | Scoop.it
Keep your employees motivated, guided, and engaged by building your people handling skills.
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Our Top Infographics of 2018

Our Top Infographics of 2018 | Acting for Change | Scoop.it
A countdown of our top infographics from the last year, including some of our most viewed graphics as well as other hand-picked entries from our staff.
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Ten years of digital transformation and what it tells us. —

Ten years of digital transformation and what it tells us. — | Acting for Change | Scoop.it
Insights from a decade of digital business design. Here’s what we’ve found.
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The Truth About Behavioral Change

The true story behind Twitter’s success belies the conventional wisdom of social networks.
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The Head, Heart, and Hands of Transformation

The Head, Heart, and Hands of Transformation | Acting for Change | Scoop.it
Transformation in the digital era is always-on—and never easy. This holistic and human-centric approach enables organizations to succeed today and thrive tomorrow.
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Employee Perception of Organizational Decision Making

The processes that organizations use to make enterprise-wide decisions often significantly affect the way employees receive and respond executive-level decisions. This paper examines how employees perceive the decisions that executive make. In doing so, it overviews the author's approach to conducting his research, looking at the findings from previously published studies on this topic; it identifies and analyzes results from a 28-question survey administered to personnel in two organizations and defines the concept of "they," the workplace group that the author associates with those who make critical enterprise-wide business decisions. It discusses how one becomes one of the "they," discussing the field's literature on a professional's rise into the ranks of management. It then explains why it is easier to blame others for organizational decisions than to assume a role in the accountability of making business decisions. It also looks at the effects that decisions by "they" can have on an organization's cultu
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Autonomy, Process, and Learning: Principles of Digital Work

Autonomy, Process, and Learning: Principles of Digital Work | Acting for Change | Scoop.it
Shifting to the realities of the digital workplace is not a technical problem. It needs a realignment of mindsets and culture to openly network, move knowledge and learning far and wide.
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Unconscious bias quiz: do you know the facts?

Unconscious bias quiz: do you know the facts? | Acting for Change | Scoop.it
Do you think you’re free from making snap judgements about others based on their age, gender, ethnicity, sexuality or even their appearance and educational background? Think again.
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The five trademarks of agile organizations | McKinsey

The five trademarks of agile organizations | McKinsey | Acting for Change | Scoop.it
Agile organizations--of any size and across industries--have five key elements in common.
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Review – Lab Rats: Why Modern Work Makes People Miserable

Review – Lab Rats: Why Modern Work Makes People Miserable | Acting for Change | Scoop.it
When scientists develop new antidepressant drugs they first administer them to rats. This means initially inducing depression in the poor rodents. No physical pain is involved. Rather, for a prolonged period the animals experience unpredictable negative changes to their environment, such as wet bedding, dirty sawdust, the sounds of predators, or changes to the cycle…
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How do we build new systems to create the future we want and change the systems that are taking us…

The Fourth Industrial Revolution presents an interesting paradox: the technologies it is unleashing contribute enormously to possible solutions to the critical threats faced by humankind and the…
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Culture and the Real Impact of Change Agents - Part 2 —

Culture and the Real Impact of Change Agents - Part 2 — | Acting for Change | Scoop.it
Overcoming the simplistic opposition between “change” and “resistance to change” is I believe a service that change agents can do to their cause. Besides, change work comes with risks and responsibilities that are important to be aware of. Second part of my reflections on impact and culture change,
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Open office plans have a surprising effect on communication at work —

Open office plans have a surprising effect on communication at work — | Acting for Change | Scoop.it
A Harvard professor's before-and-after data could settle the case for office walls.
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Culture and the Real Impact of Change Agents —

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Traditional ways of work are being transformed by change agents. Or are they? What is the actual impact of change agents on corporate culture change? Is it worth the hype around the flourishing “Transformation” and “Innovation” job titles? First part of my reflections on impact, inspired by the Berl
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Bullshit jobs and the yoke of managerial feudalism - Open Future

Bullshit jobs and the yoke of managerial feudalism - Open Future | Acting for Change | Scoop.it
Not since Dilbert has truth been spoken to power in soulless work settings. But the cartoon character’s successor may be David Graeber.
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Stealing, lying, cheating, bullying — people miserable at work do unethical things

Stealing, lying, cheating, bullying — people miserable at work do unethical things | Acting for Change | Scoop.it
Organizational leaders must make people feel positive, respected, safe and encouraged at work, to curb unethical behavior.
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Digital strategy: The four fights companies need to win | McKinsey

Digital strategy: The four fights companies need to win | McKinsey | Acting for Change | Scoop.it
Successful companies need clarity about the demands of digital technologies, strong leadership, agility and bold investments.
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The Truth About Corporate Transformation

Empirical analysis reveals that conventional wisdom about big, risky change initiatives is often wrong.
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Is Management Humane? Behind The Scenes Of The 10th Peter Drucker Forum

Is Management Humane? Behind The Scenes Of The 10th Peter Drucker Forum | Acting for Change | Scoop.it
Behind the scenes of the 10th annual Global Peter Drucker Forum
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Developing Today's Networked and Digital Leadership

Developing Today's Networked and Digital Leadership | Acting for Change | Scoop.it
Whilst much is said about digital transformation, little is said about the role of leadership in actually succeeding in those transformation efforts. Why does networked and digital leadership matter? What does it mean to be a digital leader? How can enterprise social tools help?
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