This task involved mapping out the capabilities required to implement innovation and change successfully in an organisational context. Below is a dynamic visualisation of these (sounds much more impressive than it actually is) done in Kumu, which you should be able to click through (details on each capability and its relevance are in the description of individual nodes).

The task asked for capabilities separated into four domains – personal, social, strategic and learning and reflection – but to me they are inextricably linked. The colour coding on the map reflects this and also some of the interconnections.

I feel like I didn’t do a particularly effective job of this task – cognitive load was at a premium this month, workload demands were high and I wasn’t able to devote much attention in this direction. I did do a lot of reading and learned a lot of critical things, but wasn’t able to capture this in a really effective narrative. I suspect, though, that learning to be ok with compromise is part of the journey.

An additional thing I did this month, which is related but not actually part of this exercise, is finally begin to capture my thinking around the potential emergent space of organisational learning design – you can read the post here.

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