I have been reading far and wide to understand where the (post) COVID times organizational battlelines will be drawn. There have been some generally positive observations as working from home changes our workplace dynamics. Firstly, pretty much everyone has noted … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 16: Workplace Clash!
After the comedown from 3-4 years of pure speculation and numbers picked from the air with a chef’s kiss attached, in 2020 we see a smorgasbord of depressing, angry, and pathetic stats coming from the real world of legal cannabis. … Continue reading Cannabis Diaries Week 38: Numbers Don’t Lie.
Consider the organizational view. Maybe even author it, and believe in it. Build and deliver the norms and processes that deliver against that view. That is NORMAL. But! (there is always a but!) Challenge EVERYTHING. Also step outside it, determine … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep.14: Challenge Everything.
I have lived through months and months of doom and gloom in my arms-length relationship with the cannabis industry. I joined the industry when it was in a downward trajectory, only for it then to throw itself off a cliff. … Continue reading Cannabis Diaries Week 35: Cut Yerself Some Slack.
As a communicator, I like this little bit of organizational physics: for each action there is an equal and opposite reaction (and a social media overreaction) If you want to change what goes on around you in the workplace, you … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep.4: Creative Tension
May is Mental Health month, and I see many great posts from people around the world who have experiences and commentary; and I think to myself: “Wow, I am blessed that I do not suffer from this disease.” Only, of … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 11: Mental Health Edition
Some promising and disappointing news this week about the 2020 outlook for the Canadian cannabis market. Firstly, 2.0 products – edibles, beverages etc. – accounted for 12% of January’s cannabis sales, according to RBC Capital Markets. This seems fairly high … Continue reading Cannabis Diaries Week 30: One Step Forward, One Back
When the Ontario government demanded all non-essential workplaces close last week, and included the legal cannabis storefronts that had been slowly opening over the last year plus, we hit a new low in the cannabis industry’s search for a sound … Continue reading Cannabis Diaries Week 27: Shrug Emoji
With many cannabis LPs completing their 2019 financial year as of 31 December, the last day of March is the final day to report the 2019 Year and Q4 Financials. And what we got was a whole bunch of negative news … Continue reading Week 26: Poo Emoji
The gigantic hot mess the cannabis industry is in has become overshadowed by COVID-19. Whilst the virus spread has exacerbated the industry malaise, the rest of the world’s industries just caught up pretty fast. This pandemic provides a shadow to … Continue reading Week 25: Essential Service