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.
Everything around change should start with curiosity: Who are we? How did we get here? Where are we heading? Are there other options for us? Oooh! What’s that? Tell me more! Curiosity is the base ingredient for learning; which, as … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 30: Creativity is a Killer App.
In pandemic times, it’s good to follow the advice from that well-known Wartime reminder that people have pinned up in their workstation: KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON. In our workplace, however, we should take more care, and question our surroundings more critically. If … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 29: Keep Calm (Don’t) Carry On.
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.
Create a manifesto. Manifesto is defined as “a published verbal declaration of the intentions, motives, or views of the issuer. Promotes a new idea with prescriptive notions for carrying out changes the author believes should be made.” Publishing is important … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 28: Create a Manifesto.
LAMS-TAY – Look at more stuff. Think about it harder. This is a call to action for all disorganizers. Don’t phone it in at work. Create the new, the next, the better version. It requires open eyes, an open mind, and … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 27: L.A.M.S.T.A.I.H.
The last couple of vlogs I have been talking about how to find others who can help you be successful. But here’s the thing: it is down to you. No-one is going to rescue you from the bubble of your own … Continue reading Dis!organize Ep. 26: Pick Yourself.
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).
The single biggest challenge for the legal cannabis industry is surely LPs’ inability to brand their products, such that consumers seek out BRAND X, rather than strain Y or THC value Z. The Health Canada restrictions are so intense that … Continue reading Cannabis Diaries Week 39: The Unknown.