Social Innovation


Matthew Taylor’s article on Emergent Impact in Inside Housing in 2016 gives some insight as to how leaders of social housing organisations need to create a frame for stewarding what has become the key civil society organisations in the UK today. Positioned between the Public sector and Private sector social housing practice on both an organisational strategic level, and the political agenda presents both opportunity, challenge, and massive risks. The burgeoning dystopian reality that the…

After making a presentation to BME London (BME London Registered Social Landlords umbrella body), about adopting leadership in social innovation by defining social value, social impact measurement and collective impact concepts as integral to their organisations mission; It’s now important for us to delve deeper into social innovation, social value and social impact measurement and how it creates a great opportunity for BME community facing organisations to make themselves distinct in terms of the value…

Click on link for slide presentation BME London Landlords collaboration, arguably the most significant collaborative initiative in UK social housing today, has been a driver behind the Build London Partnership and Leadership 2025. Overcoming the intrinsic challenges that face many strategic partnerships on the journey to create meaningful social change BME London Landlords are now looking towards creating new offers that the marketplace can ill afford to ignore. Picture a scenario where 14 Chief…

Social Impact is the new terminology Social Impact is the new terminology by which an organisations effort to do social good is measured. At the forefront in the vernacular of government as they relate to non profits, the voluntary and charity sector’s; this new world, where digital immediacy demands tangible evidence and a high degree of transparency all organisations are forced to adapt. Whilst demonstrating sound governance is now the cornerstone of any organisational charitable…

Here is an outline of the Talent Development Programme Framework I have developed for clients of local community facing organisations, non-Profits, local authorities, housing organisations seeking to deliver social impact programmes that can be adapted to any situation

Dated video with Khalid explaining the trend in Digital for Business. Quote research in Forbes magazine, how most companies have not seen digital as central to their business model, so as such place themselves at high risk when considering what is taking place in the market place.

London School of Economics/RSA’s joint Reinventing Work Networking Event – October 2017

Those in attendance, were either Fellows of the Royal Society of the Arts or soon to be, all of whom were evidently from the round of introductions, high achievers with practical experience of implementing change towards the new panacea of nurturing organisations to mitigate the corporate ills of self interest, power, inefficiencies in structural hierarchy, processes, communication, blurred lines of accountability, autonomy, role and boundary.

Self Management, and Distributed Leadership are some of the concepts that are the thread of the RSA’s reinventing work network; thinking outside the box to reconcile organisational development, using Fredric Laloux’s Opus Magnum, Reinventing Organisations as the standard bearer for reshaping the organisations of tomorrow. ( See a summary Frederic Laloux thinking in the video below)

Imagine a new model of thinking that spans management practice, community empowerment and the conceptof an authentic voice, that facilitates the optimisation of clear and creative thinking through a coherent methodology and practice framework. With traditional organisational structures having to recognise the challenge of globalisation, and the need to innovate to sustain themselves or die; digital transformation has increasingly become the priority focus as most sectors are at the mercy of technological disruption via new software development such as the latest significant advances in Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Machine Learning, 3D Printing. If you are one of those companies not looking at digital transformation, this means that your enterprise is behind the curve and at risk.

Why Software is Eating The World? An essay written 6 years ago by Marc Andreessen stated that “every company needs to become a software company”. Co-author of Mosaic the first widely used browser and co-founder of Netscape the pioneer internet browser that the first generation of internet users used even before Internet Explorer ever saw the light of day; (the days way before Chrome, Firefox and Safari) Andreessen, now of Andreessen Horowitz a mega successful Venture Capitalist from Silicon Valley, in his seminal Wall Street Journal article was bringing attention to the fact that business’s leveraging internet technology through the development of software were already the biggest companies in the world and there were more on their way. Changing the face of the way business was being done and would be done forever more. Professor Joanna Mair from Stanford University outlines that whilst economists look at value and sociologists focus on values, social enterprise lies somewhere in between and have been in existence ever since. Her time graph which highlights published articles using  specifically the term “social entrepreneur” over time uncovers how the growth curve post 1990’s are by practitioners where as most of the previous century spikes were from academia.