Category Archives: 4G

Can you predict and optimise key components of collaboration?

Justin Kirby was very kind to do a writeup of our contribution to a NESTA funded research project he was involved in. These ideas aren’t dissimilar to what I wrote about re: Jackie Orme and I’ve added a short extract … Continue reading

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Leadership, Intangibles and Talent Review Q2 2010

Welcome the second review of 2010. In this issue we have a ramble around current thinking on engagement, kick the tyres on organisational behaviour and give the old leadership tree a good shake. We’ll also explore the following themes; Engagement … Continue reading

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Leadership, Intangibles and Talent Review Q1 2010

Welcome to the first update for 2010. In the spirit of new beginnings, in this issue we will look at how the debate around organisational performance is widening. We’ll also look at how after 18 months of economic chaos, the … Continue reading

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Are People Truly Predictable?

We were recently featured in a piece on the HR Matters site. We spoke about our work with 4G and how it can aid understanding and problem solving efforts. Here’s a quick introduction. We discussed the idea that people-based issues … Continue reading

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The Tension in Collaboration

Summary There is a tension at the heart of our efforts to collaborate. This tension and its possible resolution is best captured by the following questions. Should we be putting people first, before technology, in our efforts to collaborate? Does … Continue reading

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Managing Intangibles

Summary By making the traditionally intangible aspects of an organisation tangible, managers can benefit from superior information and greater choice. This new perspective combines insights and knowledge that would previously only have been available by chance alone with a comprehensive … Continue reading

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Some relationships are more equal than others

Meg Ellis made some comments on our 4G and Myers Briggs/MBTI posting . The MBTI reported type code is a beginning point for people to determine their “best fit” type. They may behave differently from what their preferences are. Life … Continue reading

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4G and Myers Briggs/MBTI

Myers Briggs (or MBTI) is possibly the most popular psychometric is use today and there is no shortage of people who write about this model. Given, however, some of the similarities between Myers and 4G, people often ask what the … Continue reading

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4G and Social Relationships (cont.)

Building on from the previous post and the idea that there are 14 Social Relationships, I thought it would be worth introducing and examining some of these relationships one by one. I won’t go through all 14, but hopefully this … Continue reading

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4G and Social Relationships

Our first post in the 4G category (An Introduction to 4G) was an attempt to introduce some of the key ideas behind 4G and give people an overview. In this post, I’d like to explore the Social Relationships in a … Continue reading

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