Petervan Productions – Aug 2017 update

Petervan Productions 2017 My own painting “Dancing Girl in Flemish Fields” Through a Pikazo Van Klee filter The summer slowly comes to an end. It is now almost ten months (!) since the start of my long-term sabbatical as Petervan Productions. It also means only four months to go. If you are interested in my developing…

Petervan Productions – May 2017 update

3D Art room by 12 years old at BKO Academy – Feb 2017 I recently realised that it’s almost seven months since I saw an airplane from the inside. That’s indeed the time I am into my long-term sabbatical as Petervan Productions. It also means I am about halfway: another seven months indeed between now and…

Deep change – Good change – Bad change

Roozegaarde architecture studio – picture via Dezeen Some time ago, I initiated a conversation with some folks on “deep change”. What is it? What are the leverage points in organisations to make it happen? What are accelerators for deep change etc? One of my questions was “Can organisations change?” I received plenty of interesting feedback,…

Cogs in networks

We use models and metaphors to make sense of our organisational structures, understand them, make predictions, apply change. Bee hive – via Bridging the Gap Some well know models are: Ants in colonies Bees in hives Apes in jungles Humans in neural networks Organisations as machines Hierarchies, wierarchies, holocracies Models are not reality. Models are…

Can organisations change?

I ask myself often whether organisations can change – really change – at all. I recently spoke to an HR person of a big worldwide corporation, and her answer was a strong “yes”. I am not so sure. Or maybe I am confused. As organisations are made of people (humans), would you have the change…

Petervan Productions – March 2017 update

Greetings to you, your friends and your family! Hope you are doing well. It’s about four months already since I started my long-term sabbatical as Petervan Productions. Lucian Freud Working at Night, 2005 Photo by David Dawson/ Private Collection A quick update: Artschool continued at +/- 9 hours per week practice in the art studio…

Network Blitzkrieg

The way we think about change, disruption, and transformation (or whatever you want to call it) is going to be completely different in 5 years time. The speed of change is so big that our thinking itself is getting disrupted. The underestimated and ignored exponential power in all of this is the “power of networks”.…