Let’s get ready for the Future of Work. A few years ago, I read a Fast Company article about the kinds of jobs people might have in 2025. One in particular caught my eye: a Corporate Disorganizer, someone “who can introduce … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep.0: The ABCDEs of a Corporate Disorganizer.
This is the most viewed post of 2013: I Have Changed My Job Title To…Corporate Disorganizer.. It is an intriguing idea, one that has been woven through many posts on change management, organizational development, personal branding, career planning, and discussion on the future of work. I assume its popularity is due to its reference in many of these posts. Here’s to disorganizing some more in 2014! ←This Much We Know.→ Continue reading TMWK Best Of 2013 1: Corporate Disorganizer
Recently, I added the job title “Intrapreneur” to my LinkedIn profile. It speaks to my belief that the future of work is changing underfoot. We need to be nimble, upskilling, influencers all. In yesterday’s post I wrote “[of my interest … Continue reading I Have Changed My Job Title To…Corporate Disorganizer.
You, in your enthusiasm and wide-eyed excitement, have a “What if…” moment and explain your idea to your leader. “What a novel idea!” comes the agnostic reply. You know that idea is in trouble, or that you work for the … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 96: How Novel!
I read a review of Richard Power’s Pulitzer-winning novel The Overstory, an interlocking narrative of different people and times and places, in which the reviewer noted “the only thing consistent is the seeking – and the humility to understand that we … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 95: What We Know Will Change.
When we disorganize our company, we are often noodling on small ideas and unobtrusive experiments. We want to fail forward without worry, and we join the dots as we go. However, it cannot be simply a random, scattergun set of … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 93: Connect Everything. Everything Is Connected.
How does a network of people who are unrelated, who have never met, where there is no commercial prearrangement, work? The best results arrive when people approach the network with an open mind and an open heart, participating with the expectation that … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 91: Trust.
Hustle has a negative connotation, but I like to see it as forward momentum, making things happen. Today’s society waits for no woman. Tomorrow’s may walk all over us. We need to light a fire – we need to move … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 90: Hustle and Flow.
Why do you do the things you do? You should have some ideas about this! Speed without direction doesn’t get you anywhere except a crash. How do you do the things you do? You should have some philosophy about this … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 89: Thinking Advantage.
I happen to be a communicator, and therefore storytelling is a core skillset and process in how I go about my business. It should be yours too. If you are curious and a learner, you will undertake many experiments and make … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 88: Storytelling Brings Curiosity to Life.
You are asked to drive a new initiative in the org – new tech, behaviours, community practices. You seek adoption. But! People are change averse. So here comes the change management plan, that educates and directs. However, 80% of change programs … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 87: Sense. Act. Change.
Dave Weinberger co-wrote the Cluetrain Manifesto, which introduced us to the network economy, through which disorganizers emerge from the hierarchy in their power. Weinberger also wrote a book about a unified theory of the web called Small Pieces, Loosely Joined, but really, … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 85: Small Pieces, Loosely Joined.