Cheesemaking and the Maturing Legacy of Collaboration

One of the highlights of our research programme of 2014 was the opportunity to spend a day at the Stichelton Dairy in Nottinghamshire. The reason for our visit was to speak to Head Cheesemaker, Joe Schneider, about the ten year…

Over the last 12 months or so a large part of our research has been dedicated to thinking about cultural change within organisations and how it occurs. To help us with this process we have extensively explored the biological and…

Who's filtering the complexity?

Over the last year or so we have often talked about the ever increasing complexity that organisations have started to face as the 21st century begins to mature. One obvious element of this complexity has been the exponential growth of…

Researching Research: The Blind Spot of Objectivity

There is only a perspective seeing, only a perspective knowing; and the more affects we allow to speak about one thing, the more eyes, different eyes we can use to observe one thing, the more complete will our “concept” of…

After recently seeing Ken Robinson’s most recent TED appearance, How to escape education’s Death Valley, we were reminded of an interesting report published by Harvard University on the theme of General Education. The report outlines the research findings of an…

In a recent article that payed homage to the work of Peter Drucker, John Hagel reiterated the argument that he and John Seely Brown developed in their recently published research paper, Institutional Innovation. The argument states that with the increasing…

Over the period of the last ten to fifteen years a number of significant changes have taken place that have affected the dynamics of knowledge production and consumption. To begin to understand the compound effects of these changes, the question we…

The Knowledge Biased Economy

Aesthetics is for the artist as ornithology is for the birds. Barnett Newman The colour field painter Barnett Newman was a skeptic when it came to the received wisdom about the link between theory and practice in art. Newman saw…

Whilst preparing some reflections on Martha Nussbaum’s Creating Capabilities, which continues to develop her long standing research within the areas of Human Development, we were reminded of her recent argument concerning the current state of Education and its relation to…

The ability to learn faster than your competitors may be the only sustainable competitive advantage. Arie de Geus One of Deloitte’s internal research facilities (Centre for the Edge) recently published an interesting report on the changing nature of institutional innovation….