What guidance do collaborators need?

What should be in a comprehensive ‘how to’ guide for project managers or leaders who find themselves needing to design and run a collaborative project?

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The four traps on the path to a digital water future

These experiences have highlighted some important, and surprising, risks to successful transformation. They are the…

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Ever heard of a micro dilemma?

How do you tackle something big, intractable and messy without becoming overwhelmed? I think we can learn from the old…

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The Heat(er) is on!

While on my 2nd schnapps, I had a fuzzy realisation about what that might mean- that it is crucial when facing a…

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When the Solution is the Problem

“That is why we haven’t been able to make progress! It’s because we are all trying to solve different things. No wonder…

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Strategy shining new light on collaboration

"At least one use for the strategic plan", and she went on to wonder why the only people who seemed to look at it were…

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Opening the gate between planners and deliverers

Collaborative processes work best when a collaborative group works and learns together to tackle and resolve a complex…

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Are you leaving your delivery team behind?

Of course, this attempt is often anything but collaborative and the resistance hardens. The whole collaborative…

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The Light on the Hill – a direction not a destination

When facing complexity nothing is certain. So much is ambiguous, even unknown. The knowledge doesn’t exist so the team…

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When being clear may instead dull the light on the hill

As it turned out, the real value of the broader and less distinct "light on the hill" only became apparent later, with…

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A Parent’s Guide to Complexity

We may not know what it’s going to take to get there but we know that this is what we are working towards.

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