Last episode I complained about email’s inability to scale. It is good one-to-one; but there are always missed opportunities to connect the right people with the right content; oftentimes, that means new people, network connections. @elsua developed his career by bravely moving … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 46: Go Public II (ESN).
Enterprise Social Networks flatten organizations, they release untold energy and stories and knowledge, content that floods through the network and makes the company come alive…right? Well, it depends who is watching. Everyone in social business will tell you that executive sponsorship is critical for the successful evolution of your social enterprise endeavour. Well, yeah, but no. I agree that support is required, some engagement too. But ownership top-down roll-outs, not so much. Case in point… A friend told me a story the other night: –begin– I got an invite to a yammer network from a developer colleague. Seems like Yammer is … Continue reading When The Eyes Of Your C-Suite Are Staring At You (Unblinkingly), Your #ESN Will Fail
Yesterday, I shared a story about ice cream, and about culture. You should read that first then apply this FAILSAFE process to be a winner in your organization. Buy some <insert something GOOD here> Go to your enterprise social network (ESN) group of choice Write: It’s hot! Let’s ice cream!* – LOCATION – TIME. Go! Ask a couple of colleagues to Like or comment “I HEART <insert GOOD thing here>” to the post as a massive, personal favour to you after all these years and after all you’ve done… Ask the person with the loudest mouth in the office, or … Continue reading FAILSAFE 10-Step Process To Build Organizational Culture Using Your ESN.
I want to share a story about culture, but it has nothing to do with change management or HR or executive sponsorship. It has to do with ice cream and social networks. It is not about pivoting the organization or … Continue reading Because, ESN
This category design case study is about getting ahead of the organization, especially around change. Show leadership, be an exemplar. Bring the team with you on the journey to the emergent service offering. Here are the other case studies: Intro … Continue reading Category Design Case Study III: SCALE Everything.
Stretch Towards Everything. This is the second case study of seven, reviewing how category design can generate outsize organizational outcomes. This post, we discuss how we can dissipate boundaries inside an organization, and with external stakeholders. We are all on … Continue reading Category Design Case Study II: Get In The FLOW.
I introduced the idea of communications and culture category design last week. A reminder as to its definition: A way to create and frame a new service or product, often in an emergent or game-changing way, using the principles of … Continue reading Category Design Case Study I: Team TRUST.
Winding down my diary with a few thoughts about brands: The Health Canada marketing regime will relax incrementally – and too slowly for brand value to develop. 5 years min before marketing is the driver it can be. (This will … Continue reading Cannabis Diaries Week 50: Brand Prognostications.
So I call myself a Corporate Disorganizer. I could call myself, and sometimes do, a Change agent, rebel, disruptor, or intrapreneur. Why “Disorganizer?” Well, a Disorganizer is unexpected, it comes from a side angle, it slows the recipient down. It … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep.10: “Dis-” Your Company
According to the author Daniel Pink, we spend 40% of our time selling. 40% of our time…selling. Work in an office and sit at a computer all day working on projects? Where is the selling? In the craft of your … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep.8: 40% Sell!
I audited my calendar and calculated an average of 25 hrs of meetings a week. Consequently, I was working 50-60 hrs a week to get everything done. Then something strange occurred. It went something like this (condensed): – We introduced … Continue reading Meetings Meetings Meetings.
I have always disliked running. Futile, tiring, and boring. No euphoric rush for me. It is too mechanical and repetitive. (I think the same about swimming. I have swum regularly for years, but after 15-20 minutes I am done, bored.) … Continue reading Overcoming My Dislike of Running By Thinking Of It As Work