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.
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.
I watched a speech by Jonny Ive from Apple about the challenge of matching curiosity – seeking new learning; and focus – the execution of tasks to move forward. Curiosity and focus are in antagonism – they repel and feed off … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 83: Curiosity and Focus Are Antagonistic.
I used to spend a lot of time lying on my sofa staring at the ceiling. My then-girlfriend, who was always busy, would ask me “what are you doing?” to which I would answer, “Nothing.” Only it was everything. A journey … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 82: Meander More.
I deployed my first cloud technology solution 10 years ago, to replace an old, creaking piece of tech. In the process, I helped get IT to enter the twenty-first century, and the leadership team to jump a generation or two in … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 81: People Before Potatoes.
Over the last decade I have been relentlessly learning, growing, changing, and challenging. It is hard work, driven by the need to keep my skills fresh, and deal with an ever-changing technological and stakeholder landscape. Relentless means never-ending, incessant. It carries with … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 79: Relentless Humanity.
This episode is about the theme tune of the kids’ TV animation “Bob the Builder – Can we fix it? Yes we can!” A test group of people is asked to repeat twenty times over: “I can fix it!” Then they … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 78: Ask Questions.
Last episode, I beseeched you all to go for “Yes!” Get the crowd cheering and hollering. High fives all round. What’s another way to look at this idea? Let’s consider the basic rule of improv theatre: Yes. And… The experience of … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 77: Yes, And…
We often get hiring and promotions back to front. We look for people with the existing experience doing the role, because we approach the process risk adversely, with the idea that we will therefore minimize errors. Rather, we should approach from … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 75: Hiring Advice.
There are four stages of design thinking. It begins with “What is.” – the present state in which we find ourselves, the situation or initiative. It then moves to “What if…?” where we envision a new, improved future. “What wows” … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 74: What If…?