Disorganizers have bruises from their fights and muscle from the experimentation and small victories. We know how to make things happen and lead the emergent edge of the organizations we serve. Because we have fallen down so many times (and got back … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 48: Commiserate.
Ten-plus years ago, the use of, and speed of change in, technology was creating growing pains inside organizations. Individuals’ private use of tech was surpassing their organizational use of it. We were suddenly more connected as private citizens. Companies were forced … Continue reading It’s The Future Of Work All Over Again
A CAWW contact – Dr. Jen Frahm in Australia – is just back from a trade delegation to China, and she was awe-struck at what she saw: “There is something wildly enabling about a culture that is so ridiculously creative … Continue reading Made In China: The Future
In Change Agents Worldwide, we had a conversation thread recently about how we talk about each other, so that others might know us better. Lois Kelly and I agreed to correspond. Now, I have never met Lois in person. So what am … Continue reading The Fabulous Cannon Of Aha: You Should Know…Lois Kelly
Yesterday I wrote about a hack I am running at work next week. My interest in hacks come from my keener interest in the future of work, and its unremitting demand on the common worker to adapt, learn continually, and … Continue reading Experimentation Is The Out-Perform Strategy Of The Future
If you have read the Work Out Loud approach of John Stepper, you will see that you need to start simple in your quest for relevance and network building, those attributes that are the modern bellweathers for meaningful work. The … Continue reading Before You Can Lead, Try To Follow #14Actions
Any regular TMWK visitor will know I can rattle on about the topics of #FutureOfWork, #SocBiz. Just look at the category choices on the right column. In the last year plus, Change Agents Worldwide has been a central part of those conversations. This is a place where much of my emergent learning occurs, or is deepened. My focus on working out loud was stimulated there, not least because CAWW has the world’s leading experts on it. Concurrently, as I engage in very deep discussion about some of the BIG TOPICS of the (work) day, I have also recognized the value … Continue reading #PKyvr33 Day 16: No Room For #CAWW Today
So I have been narrowing my gaze a little recently, making my work more personal. This way, there is more skin in the game then when I get all high falutin’. Having an impact on a single person can often … Continue reading The Person To Person Economy: You Should Know…Richard Martin
Undertaking some garage spring cleaning on Easter Sunday, I found some old picture frames, one of which is worth resurrecting from storage TODAY. Ripped from the intro page of a Paul Theroux book, if memory serves, it highlights perfectly my own #FutureOfWork point of view as an advocate of change. “A peasant must stand a long time on a hillside with his mouth open before a roast duck flies in.” I have been there, for years too long, alongside colleagues too many, a powerless peasant in a system I neither controlled nor understood. Yet… “The movements which work revolutions in the world … Continue reading Change Agents Are Peasants On A Hillside, Hearts Open, Mouths Shut
I recently wrote: I have to go far to go at all. I need to commit fully to avoid making excuses, for being lazy. So, when I eventually began the TMWK blog I made a promise to write a post every day. I even took a week off work to get into the flow and produce. Remarkably, a year on I have posted more than 260 posts. Here is what I have learned along the way… Do or do not. There is no try, said Yoda, and who am I to argue. No-one, that’s who. So I won’t. ‘Nuff with … Continue reading 10 Revelations From 260+ Blogs In One Year
Fortuitously, I have an insider’s view on business disruption as a member of the Change Agents Worldwide (CAWW) collective. It is a hivemind of the great and good of e2.0, social business mavens. How does CAWW go about its own business? With transparency and trust at its heart, with collaboration and cooperation as its cogs and wheels. It disrupts traditional, staid consultancy – all big names with bigger theories, yet bigger prices. Of course, consultants are the people articulating the changes in the enterprise and building out the solutions for the next iteration(s) of our organizations, so surely they are … Continue reading Hey, Disrupt Happens.