Keith Harrison-Broninski

Keith Harrison-BroninskiKeith Harrison-Broninski FRSA is an author, speaker, and technology/business consultant specialising in collaboration across organisational boundaries as well as social technology for wellness, community, and finance. Keith's first book was "Human Interactions" (2005):

  • "Set to produce the first fundamental advances in personal productivity since the arrival of the spreadsheet" (Information Age)
  • "The breakthrough that changes the rules of business" (Peter Fingar, author of "Business Process Management: The Third Wave")
  • "The overarching framework for 21st century business technology" (BP Trends)
  • "The next logical step in process-based technology" (Chair of the Workflow Management Coalition)

Keith went on to develop these principles for cross-boundary collaboration in further books and research and lead award-winning social enterprises for healthcare innovation, wellness, and community finance.

Keith's latest book "Supercommunities" brings together insights from recent academic research with original ideas about wellness, collaboration, and finance to explain how communities everywhere can become antifragile through social trading.


Human Processes: Too Many Cooks

This month, Keith takes a look back on how much has changed in the process handling of human work in the workplace in the ten years he’s been writing his Column. Read what his expectations were then and where we are in terms of the changes he anticipated process would bring to the business world.

Human Processes: Too Many Cooks

Keith Harrison-Broninski opines that in some organizations, it seems that everybody is creating processes. Large companies may have several change initiatives happening simultaneously, and the people involved don’t always realize that their colleagues are making new versions of the same or closely related processes. The only way to deal with this is at the enterprise level, and Keith offers some advice on how to do so.

Human Processes: The Rise of Humans

In his November Column, Keith discussed how collaborative processes are fundamental to initiatives in which the third sector (community and voluntary–the other two being public and private) plays a significant part, and how the importance of such initiatives is set to increase dramatically in years to come. In this Column, he discusses the impact of maturing automation technologies.

Human Processes: Collaboration = community

Keith suggests that third sector organizations which, as he defines them, include groups from the social/community/voluntary sector, need to become skilled at collaboration and are often led by highly networked individuals who mentor their colleagues to develop and use collaboration skills. Collaboration, he believes, is the lifeblood of this sector.

Human Processes: A Kiss from the Military

In this Column, Keith describes a little known but widely used approach to EA that emerges from the military called NAF (Nato architecture framework). Keith thinks of this framework as a way to keep it simple stupid (kiss). Read his Column for details.

Human Processes: Happy New Processes

To date, the focus of business process practitioners is on defining and then streamlining workplace activities. Keith Harrison-Broninski wonders if that will be the case in ten years. Read his Column to discover his thoughts on the future of business process. What do you think?

Human Resources: Human Data

In this Column, Keith examines the key aspects of data to see how they relate to human processes. He presents a new model for analysis that makes explicit the connection of data to human processes. Keith’s model not only clarifies how data differs from the uses to which it is put, but also explains the human processes required to collect data and do something useful with it.

Human Processes: Measuring Change

In this Column, Keith Harrison-Broninski uses the Casual Loop Diagram as a starting point for measuring change. He provides a step by step method for aligning system dynamics with business processes. He has used this approach successfully in large-scale, multi-stakeholder environments. Keith would welcome your questions on how you might apply this approach in your organization.

Human Processes: We are all Politicians

Keith Harrison-Broninski returns to the subject of why meetings are often conducted so badly. This month Keith examines another aspect of meetings–the work required beforehand–which, if not attended to, can diminish chances for a successful outcome. Read his Column to learn what preparations made in advance of a critical meeting can lead to successful results.

Human Processes: We are All Consultants

In his last Column, Keith Harrison-Broninski argued for greater transparency in the decision-making processes used in the UK public sector. This month, he discusses the increasing involvement of members of the public in the UK public-sector decision-making processes. To illustrate his argument, he describes the activities of three initiatives designed to implement practical strategies for community-based action.

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