First week back in full-time work for 7 months. Number one focus: time management. Keep up, Anthony! There is a lot going on, many people to meet, much to understand. I have to get to know lots of people, and … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 32: Calendarize!
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.
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.
In the last episode I discussed small pieces, loosely joined. We don’t need a single methodology to act and make a difference. We need to move out in multiple directions and join the dots as we go. How do we do … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 86: Sticky Notes.
I have been unemployed a couple of times in my adult life; as well, I had a couple of periods of under-employment. It is good to have context by which to judge the good times, those times when one finds … Continue reading Job 4 Life.
It was a slightly weird Thanksgiving. We still had the turkey, and there was still plenty of leftovers. But the turkey was “normal” sized. The dishwasher was done after 2 fillings, vs. our usual 5. All the leftover food easily … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 31: Giving Thanks.
I am a generalist. A slice of talent and a dollop of white male privilege has created a monster that can move around in various institutional environments adding value here, there and everywhere. Being a MarComms professional means I can work … Continue reading Personal Journey Mapping
A year ago, I took a leap. I took my skillset and applied it to cannabis. Canada is leading the world. The rules of engagement are emergent, everything is being created live. The industry is full of advocates, optimists, hustlers … Continue reading A Year In Canadian Cannabis.
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.
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.
The organizational psychologist Adam Grant talks about a personality matrix on two axes: givers and takers, and agreeable and disagreeable. We can imagine that colleagues who take are a nightmare to work with, selfish and focused on their own needs. … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 84: Be a Disagreeable Giver.
COVID times have impacted all of us; buffeted us. Everyone has had to bounce back in some way. We respond. This is the reaction. Hopefully, the response to it has not taken all our energy. There is an opportunity too, … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 30: White, Male Privilege.