Finally, the data is starting to roll-in about exactly what has changed for the #WFH crowd, other than “everything.” Microsoft has been chewing on the dataset from one of their large teams, and it has some fascinating insights into how … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 19: 5 Data Points From WFH.
The value of network effects have been proven in workplaces. The more interconnected we are, the more likely it is that projects will succeed, that institutional muscle memory grows. There are many ways to grow organizational networks, and here’s one … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 33: Coffee-A-Go-Go.
Traditionally, inside a company, you want to be an insider. Close to the action, in the oak-panelled room, smelling the power. <SNIFF>. You listen closely for the organizational narrative and make sure you always onside with the guy in the corner … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 31: Edge is the New Core.
More movement and reaction to how #WFH is exciting, challenging and debilitating for various user groups. Last week I shared how Big Bosses want more real estate on the Zoom call. Ugh. Video conferencing team meetings bring into sharper relief … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 17: Hogging.
Here’s another guarantee. There are people just like you, trying to do the same work – in other organizations. Nothing you are doing is unique (sorry). And! Guaranteed! Some of these people will be way ahead of you on the … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 25: Kith and Kin (Outsiders).
Many people will not get you at work – guaranteed. They’ll roll their eyes, make some gentle joke at your expense. Maybe you will be politically sidelined. Two choices: Time for a new job (yep); or scan the company for … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 24: Kith and Kin (Insiders).
You create a document, a piece of content or data or design. You hit the floppy disk icon and save it to a drive. You email it to a few people. You decide who needs to know what and when. This is … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 22: Share is the New Save.
I have been reading far and wide to understand where the (post) COVID times organizational battlelines will be drawn. There have been some generally positive observations as working from home changes our workplace dynamics. Firstly, pretty much everyone has noted … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 16: Workplace Clash!
As COVID-tmes drag on and on, I have been isolating at home, keeping a low profile. I am staying connected to my network, seeing what the word on the street is. I have been working on my shtick – 50 … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 15: Entrepreneurship
The B.C. Government wants to solidify the “legendary status” of its cannabis, through legal means. To do so, it has released some funds and some how-to documentation to enable the long-standing legacy market growers to go legit (although really, the … Continue reading Cannabis Diaries Week 37: Legendary.
In the last episode I shared the Ai Wei Wei quote about taking action – that it requires bravery. That courage builds muscle. It gives us a force field. Hey, we’re still here…we disorganizers have been (at least partially) successful; … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep.12: Pay It Forward
I have lived through months and months of doom and gloom in my arms-length relationship with the cannabis industry. I joined the industry when it was in a downward trajectory, only for it then to throw itself off a cliff. … Continue reading Cannabis Diaries Week 35: Cut Yerself Some Slack.