I am doing lots of work around diversity, inclusion and belonging (DIBs) at work. I bring my culture lens to it, rather than a policy one. Diversity is a fact. You either have it or you don’t. When you don’t, … Continue reading Lived Experience.
I joined a Microsoft Teams meeting last week and the 10 women in the team were already present, chatting about hoodie fashion, I think. I tried to turn the conversation towards golf shirts, but they weren’t biting. This is a … Continue reading Pedicures, Beers, And Belonging.
Ouch: “Man needs to experience something for himself before acknowledging it exists, rather than take it from women.“ Why is there an emergent recruitment practice anonymizing resumes / CVs? Because it removes an in-built bias many have about “the right … Continue reading The Lived Experience of Bias.
We have made it this far. People at work have been reflecting on all the hard work undertaken to refit the workflows and workplaces, for safety, collegiality, for survival. The meetings started off as daily; the work consumed everyone and … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 52: Back To Work.
I have never thought about myself as a CEO-type. Self-reflectively, I would like to say that is because I am not a psychopath / sociopath. [1% of humanity is born a genetic psychopath; 20% of corporate CEOs appear to be … Continue reading Maybe One Day I’ll Be CEO #IWD2021
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!
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.
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.
How does a network of people who are unrelated, who have never met, where there is no commercial prearrangement, work? The best results arrive when people approach the network with an open mind and an open heart, participating with the expectation that … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 91: Trust.
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 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.
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.