We are working from home. We can crash out of bed and on to a zoom meeting in our sweats (at least, that is what I understand from watching #workTikTok.) I used to have a view from work over various … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 37: Work View.
A flâneur is defined as: the person of leisure, the idler, the urban explorer, the connoisseur of the street. What strikes me is how apropos is the flâneur’s approach to the world in the here and now. Observant, immersed, knowledgeable and … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 97: Flâneur.
You, in your enthusiasm and wide-eyed excitement, have a “What if…” moment and explain your idea to your leader. “What a novel idea!” comes the agnostic reply. You know that idea is in trouble, or that you work for the … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 96: How Novel!
I read a review of Richard Power’s Pulitzer-winning novel The Overstory, an interlocking narrative of different people and times and places, in which the reviewer noted “the only thing consistent is the seeking – and the humility to understand that we … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 95: What We Know Will Change.
Our creative agency work was almost entirely in-house. The team did it all: strategy, writing, graphics, audio, video, podcasts, editing, all the post-production. We had equipment everywhere, always a handful of cameras and mics and lights to hand. The office … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 94: Everyone Needs a Studio 20.
Let’s talk about people, and creating the environment where they feel in control of their destiny, able to deliver more and better. The category design case study is about giving people agency by creating an agency. Here are the other … Continue reading Category Design Case Study VI: Give AGENCY.
Hustle has a negative connotation, but I like to see it as forward momentum, making things happen. Today’s society waits for no woman. Tomorrow’s may walk all over us. We need to light a fire – we need to move … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 90: Hustle and Flow.
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.
I was recommended to watch Linda Hill’s TED Talk about innovative workplaces and teams. She and her team determined successfully creative workplaces had an interplay of creative abrasion, agility, and resolution. Remember, creativity is the killer app – it is one of the … Continue reading Creative Workplaces.
Why do you do the things you do? You should have some ideas about this! Speed without direction doesn’t get you anywhere except a crash. How do you do the things you do? You should have some philosophy about this … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 89: Thinking Advantage.
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.
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.