Automation and Society: The Triple Revolution

In understanding some social concepts and theories around automation I came across The Triple Revolution a notion that developed in the 1960s with an open memorandum to the US President. The authors of the memorandum site cybernation, weaponry and human rights as the three revolutions they identified as being underway. In 1964 when the Ad […]

The bystander effect

The bystander effect is an interesting psychological phenomenon which focuses on the behaviour of people when they are on their own or in a group of people. In an emergency situation the more people who are present, the less likely it is that anyone will intervene and help. The reasoning behind this is that people […]

A network of people with a shared endeavour

“From an early age, we are taught to break apart problems, to fragment the world. This apparently makes complex tasks and subjects more manageable, but we pay a hidden, enormous price. We can no longer see the consequences of our actions: we lose our intrinsic sense of connection to a larger whole.”— Peter Senge, 1990 […]

Uberisation of health services

“The abundance of ever-cheaper, more powerful technology allows small teams with the right approach to accomplish feats previously only achieved within the province of governments and major companies — and to do so faster and more effectively than their bigger competitors.” Nabyl Charania (@nabylc) There are times in every industry when processes become stagnant even […]

Ethos of Building a Collaborative Team Environment

While working on a project looking at online collaboration tools it became apparent that there are lots of ways of communicating with each other but they do not always work or are integrated poorly in our organisations. Until we have fostered a culture for building a collaborative team environment, these tools will always be full […]

The Agile Manifesto and how it could save Health and Care organisations

The Agile Software Development Manifesto became a formal proclamation made by the key players in the software field in 2001. Seventeen professionals met to discuss the issues they had with documentation driven, heavyweight software development processes. Each of the people who attended wanted things to change, but individually there was little that they could achieve. […]