The day one IG post has become a core component of #onboarding and employer brand shenanigans. It is shorthand for the impact we can have on people’s (work) lives from the first moment of interaction, and across the entire employee … Continue reading Day One IG Post
A lot of drinking is more about ritual than sustenance / reward for me. I do not have an addictive personality, so I could easily give up alcohol, tea, coffee if I needed / wanted to. Indeed, once COVID hit, … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 38: Coffee
This series has been easy to execute because of the hard graft I have put into my practice over the last decade plus. Many of the episodes write themselves because I wear the experiences on my sleeve and deep within my … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 99: SMASH THE LIKE BUTTON!
When we disorganize our company, we are often noodling on small ideas and unobtrusive experiments. We want to fail forward without worry, and we join the dots as we go. However, it cannot be simply a random, scattergun set of … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 93: Connect Everything. Everything Is Connected.
Today’s category design case study is about seeking out the true brand story hidden deep in the organization – and allowing those people to see themselves reflected in the brand. This is how we charge the culture with electric energy. … Continue reading Category Design Case Study V: Reflect The CULTURE.
I have been spending a lot of time on tiktok recently, and there is a fascinating meta discourse there about origination and creativity. One element of one video gets appropriated and remixed in a new context by someone else, who … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 33: TikTok, Creativity, and IP.
This category design case study is about choosing to include everyone in the process and in the solutions. The best answers come from anywhere; rarely from management or HR! Ha. This takes bravery and trust in the team. Here are … Continue reading Category Design Case Study IV: Radical TRANSPARENCY.
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.
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.