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.
The term “entrepreneurship” was first defined by the economist Joseph Schumpeter, and its definition is utter genius: creative destruction! Schumpeter argued that progress occurs in ‘cracks and leaps’ not “infinitesimal small steps” Daniel Isenberg, the author of Worthless, Impossible, and … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep.2: Creative Destruction
Hello, I’m Jonathan and I’m a corporate disorganizer. Pleased to meet you. What do you call yourself, when you decide to let loose in your organization to deliver MAXIMUM value? Do you just say “Hello, I’m <insert NAME NAME> and … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep.1: What’s in a Name…?
Ten-plus years ago, the use of, and speed of change in, technology was creating growing pains inside organizations. Individuals’ private use of tech was surpassing their organizational use of it. We were suddenly more connected as private citizens. Companies were forced … Continue reading It’s The Future Of Work All Over Again
Three of my own professional ‘memories of summer’ resurfaced over the last week. Five years is an eternity in the history of ‘social / technology business.’ What were the conversations and conundrums in my professional life back then? It was … Continue reading Five Years Is A Long Time In Social
1. Learn, Unlearn, Relearn Futurist Alvin Toffler has it right: “The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” I am really good at that. I … Continue reading 10 Ideas and Concepts That Describe Me Really Well
“Disrupt” is everywhere, is everything. If we are to survive the coming robot / AI take-over, we must disrupt the paradigm! We must disrupt the status quo, we must disrupt ourselves. All true-ish, but definitely overwrought, too serious, bellicose. My friends … Continue reading Forget “Disrupt!”, My Gentle Call Is “Disorganize!”
I say a variation of this statement a lot: the future of work is coming fast, it will kick me in the air, eat me alive and spit me out, trample me underfoot, and generally make me obsolete, a sad, whimpering, … Continue reading I Am Future-Of-Work-Proofing Myself. How You Doin’?
I think this is called a precis review. Synthesize, synthesize. My Working Out Loud pecha kucha – Go! I am a (self-appointed) corporate disorganizer, and one way I experiment in this role is by… working out loud, trying to make my … Continue reading 20 Slides x 20 Seconds; One Focus – Working Out Loud (Yo!)
Working out loud and one’s personal brand are inextricably linked. As I often state, your personal brand helps to answer this question: How can I help? It does so because you have shared your work / attributes / beliefs. Your audience has consequentially (re)oriented itself around you, and can answer that question by making suggestions, asking clarifying questions, asking for more or, indeed, saying ‘No thanks!” Conversely, if you have not shared your work, your attitudes, interests and focii, well, what is anyone to make of you? They peer at your job title, mostly, and make their own suppositions. The … Continue reading #PKyvr33 Day 10: Working Out Loud Impacts Your Personal Brand