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.
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!
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
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.
A few years ago, I am uncertain how many because I was not paying attention closely, cannabis became kinda deregulated in Vancouver, and the few medical dispensaries doing their hard graft at the edge of legality suddenly started having company. Dispensaries … Continue reading Cannabis Diaries Week 36: We Wait.
My wife Lori and I both sleep on the right side of the bed. It’s not literally as weird as it sounds, but figuratively, it is. My “right side of the bed” is the perspective from looking at the bed … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep.7: Context : Which Side Is The Right Side?
[Cambridge University announced that next year there will be no in-situ courses, no campus life…imagine spending your 10k for tuition and not getting that real-life experience of growing up, connecting with your cohort!] I have often stated, I am highly … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 12: The Loser Edition
Timmins is a city of about 40,000 people in Northern Ontario. This week, its first cannabis store opened. No big deal, there are stores opening every day these days, especially in Ontario. But consider this. Timmins is basically a day … Continue reading Cannabis Diaries Week 32: That Don’t Impress Me Much
The ability to manually move up and down the gears has never been more useful. COVID-times calls for flexibility and proactively protecting your self, your team, your organization. This requires forward projection – analysing what you see ahead and getting … Continue reading Riding the Clutch
A marathon, not a sprint. Into the second month of isolation. Stripping away a few things, and reacquainting myself with others. Such as running. We have had a treadmill gathering dust in the garage for 5-6 years; and recently got … Continue reading COVID19 Diaries: Week 5
Regime Change After an extended Spring Break where we turned off most of the rules of household engagement, school is back and that requires some organization. What do we need to achieve today, this week? Let it be known for all to … Continue reading COVID19 Diaries – Week 4
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