Hackathon Public Profile

3 years 2 months ago
Hi Christo, This is a systemic structural issue. Pyramidal organizations need scapegoats when the stuff hits the fan and the innovator can be the first target. The recent New York Times article, ... More
3 years 2 months ago
Thank you Julian, They are a fine set of rules. There is a challenge however. It is the challenge that underpins Charles’ and Graham’s comments – human nature. Benjamin Franklin und... More
3 years 2 months ago
Hello Julian, Five years ago members of the Australian Facilitation Network were challenged to encapsulate aspects of their work in six words or less. After some time I came up with a statement... More
3 years 2 months ago
Sincere congratulations Gary, this is a wonderful summary of the problems of the ‘Pyramidal’ organizational paradigm. Three further quotes and some comments if I may. The challenge of inert... More
3 years 3 months ago
Dear Frederic, Sincere thanks for your comments. They are a tonic for the soul. I have just been writing about W Edwards Deming’s observation ‘All models are wrong. Some models are useful,... More
3 years 9 months ago
Just imagine what an enlightened police force might be like - or a FDA or FEMA? It’s okay to think big. In my view we need these big organizations to become nimble and for employees to feel proud o... More
3 years 9 months ago
Just imagine what an enlightened police force might be like - or a FDA or FEMA? It’s okay to think big. In my view we need these big organizations to become nimble and for employees to feel proud o... More
3 years 9 months ago
Hi Guenther, It's not only difficult, it's impossible to move from peas and potatoes to avocados and artichokes in ONE GO. That is the provence of God. Only he can turn water into wine. Evolutio... More
3 years 9 months ago
Hi folks, So what would you see in the ‘new organization’? . . . Nothing much at first. There is a venerable Chinese saying; ‘The more things change, the more they remain the same.’ Or... More
3 years 9 months ago
3 years 9 months ago
Hi folks, Nirvana Cable's comment,‘looking forward to Phase Two and hacking how tech tools may be consciously deployed to, as you say, “appropriately break bureaucracy’s rules”. is prescie... More
3 years 9 months ago
To those folks who made the final round (from one who didn't) congratulations. I look forward to reading your contributions in greater depth. Warmly Peter Rennie. More
3 years 9 months ago
Hello Peter Cunningham For whatever reason (boredom, irritation with me or you or both of us, being too busy with ‘life’ etc) people have stopped contributing. That being the case I wondered if... More
3 years 9 months ago
Dear Folks, Re my last comment to Peter Cunningham. There is no mechanism, in forums like this, for someone to have ‘a quiet’ chat to an individual who has broken a taboo. Yet without som... More
3 years 9 months ago
Dear Peter, (This comment was first published at approximately 5.00pm. Since then I have made minor editorial changes) One of the challenges of this Hackathon is to see if there is some way in ... More
3 years 9 months ago
Hi Javier, As Peter Cunningham has mentioned it can get a little confusing when trying to work out which Peter you might be referring to. I would imagine with a name like Javier Crespo and a photogr... More
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First, I think we need to re-think the language of ‘Busting the bureaucracy'. The language and the mindsets we bring to the problem of bureaucracy are important. Bureaucracy - hierarchy will repel attempts to "bust it". For those seeking sustainable change, ‘means and ends’ are important - or to paraphrase...

By Peter Rennie on April 3, 2022