Vertically integrated thinking

Vertically integrated thinking, seeing the big strategic picture and the details that make it happen together, is a bigger problem for hierarchical organisations to solve than horizontal teams working in silos

And yet it moves! Digital and self-organising teams with a little help from Galileo

This summer, after a lovely 2 week holiday in Tuscany, I returned to Leeds and straight into a classroom full of government senior leaders discussing agile and user-centred design. Their challenges set me thinking once more about the relationship between technology and social relations in the world of work. One well-known story from the Italy of 400 years ago is helping me make sense of it all.