The Future of Work is here

I see the same phenomenon everywhere I look. Our most trusted and important institutions – in business, healthcare, government, philanthropy – are struggling. They're confronted with the fact that the scale and bureaucracy that once created growth and stability have now become liabilities in an era of constant change.

I'm obsessed with assisting leaders, teams and organisations everywhere to upgrade their organisational operating system and adopt new principles of working. Principles that embody the future of work through: 

  • V.U.C.A Leadership (Vertical Development)

  • Increasing individual and collective levels of Transparency, Accountability and Mastery

  • Developing Personal, Team and Organisational Agility

  • Experimentation with Collaboration, Innovation

  • Embracing, Navigating and Leveraging new way of working

  •  Leveraging new technology systems and platforms


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I help organisations suffering disruption become Fit For the Future by:

  • Developing leadership capacities to navigate increasing levels of complexity and change

  • Shaping agile and adaptive workplace practices

  • Innovating new products and services

  • Creating and high performance teams and cultures

  • Helping businesses update their organisational operating systems

I utilise leadership, team and culture approaches currently in use by some of the worlds most progressive and high performing organisations. These approaches help solve long-standing organisational challenges, empower staff and develop agile and progressive mindsets.


Recent Work

A case study in Agile Transformation & the Future of Work

Culture eats technology for breakfast

Sixteen months ago I started working Chris Ford and the senior leadership and the IT function at SA Power Networks. The mandate was simple, help us become Fit for the Future by assisting the digital transformation and embedding completely new ways of working, that involve being agile as opposed to just doing agile.

Transformations of any sort are notorious for being slow and tedious, with as many as 80 - 90% of failing in the end. This one however has been a resounding success, and it all comes down new ways of working, team work and leadership.

“Technology has changed, of course, but I think the changes in management and leadership techniques and ways of working are just as important. Though I lead the technology function my real focus and strength is in people leadership, the development of capability and team building.” Chris Ford, General Manager IT and Innovation, SA Power Networks.

People often ask me investment in the Future of Work and new ways of working actually produce any visible business outcomes or results, I’ll let you decide, SA Power Networks;

  • Australia’s Digital Utility of the Year for Energy 2018

  • Australian CPMO of the year 2018

  • Chris Ford awarded No 5 CIO in Australia 2018 (up from 11th in 2017)

  • Digital Utility Award for ‘Best Use of Technology’ and ICT Project of the Year at the 2018 SA Australian Institute of Project Management.

  • Employee engagement - 70% in 2017, 90% in 2018/19

  • Digital Utility of the year for Energy in 2019

If you’d like to talk about how you could implement a similar approach in your organisation, you can get in touch here

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Gigabit Magazine, July 2019 -

How embracing the Future of Work transformed SA Power Networks’s IT leadership team and deaprtment into a modern day success.

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Recent insights on the Future of Work

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The 5 Stages of Organisational Innovation

Lots of organisations use the word innovation but in the work I do, I find that it has multiple meanings. In this white-paper, I explored the application of innovation at different levels of organisational maturity.

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The Fit for the Future Framework

I created the Fit for the Future Framework to answer questions about preparing for the future of work. Many organisations are interested in the future of work, but most are unsure of how to to get there or achieve greater levels of business agility. You can use the Fit for the Future Framework as a strategic tool for guiding their organisations evolution.

I was recently interviewed by Leanne Hughes from First Time Facilitator about designing organisations for the future of work. You can catch that conversation along with insights on vertical development and other tips on how to equip yourself and your organisation for the future of work.

I was recently interviewed by Leanne Hughes from First Time Facilitator about designing organisations for the future of work. You can catch that conversation along with insights on vertical development and other tips on how to equip yourself and your organisation for the future of work.


Thoughts on Modern Transformation

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