It is a sign of a nimble and seeking start-up culture that a company developing product X sees that its competitive advantage is actually in process Y or engineering widget Z. They follow the advantage and unicorns are born. It … Continue reading Cannabis Diaries Week 42: Pivot.
All well-respected corporate environments have a certain phraseology that says to the world: “We are professional and august.” One of the top 10 words, if you ever want to be the HIPPO – highest paid person in the room – is “Efficiency.” … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 39: Efficiency!
You get 80% of the way there with 20% of the effort. You execute 80% of the deliverables with 20% of the team. 80% of the complaints come from 20% of the people. 80% of the value of the work … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 38: 80:20.
Start small, make the kind of mistakes where you can exclaim “Oopsie!” and everyone lets you get on with cleaning up the mess. Make another mistake – but never the same one. (That gets you escorted out of the door.) Make a new … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 35: Fail Forward.
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 science fiction writer Theodore Sturgeon famously said: “Ninety percent of everything is crap,” … This became known as Sturgeon’s Law, and it is applied to the advantage of the disorganizer. Everyone else makes outsize promises about their work, they ask for the … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 32: Sturgeon’s Law.
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.
Some fascinating HBR research from the front line of #WFH business continuity: MORE COMMUNICATION, please and thank you. Employees need clarity. REDUNDANT communication – more channels, more time on the channels. Leaders need to free up their schedule to talk with their teams – … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 18: How Can I Help?
As of June, 2020 edibles made up 12% of the total Canadian cannabis market. It will surely overtake extract products (14%) by the next update. Given the challenges to get to production by most LPs, this is optimistic news. It … Continue reading Cannabis Diaries Week 40: Let’s Eat.
There is not that much in the workplace that is simple. Those best practices, that are obvious to all, may get us through the day but will probably not meet tomorrow’s needs. For that, we need to embrace a more … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 21: Emergence.
When we disorganize our organization, we are rebirthing it, evolving it. Evolution is full of examples of species that die in that act of procreation. Do we want to die in our process, in our commitment to our craft? Hmmm, … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep.17: Creativity as a Renewable Resource
Cindy Gallop has the best twitter bio of all: I like to blow shit up. I am the Michael Bay of business. KaBOOM. Gallop is redefining our collective approach to ageing, sextech, funding female founders, #changetheratio in advertising among other … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep.16: Blow Shit Up.