We are working from home. We can crash out of bed and on to a zoom meeting in our sweats (at least, that is what I understand from watching #workTikTok.) I used to have a view from work over various … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 37: Work View.
I read a review of Richard Power’s Pulitzer-winning novel The Overstory, an interlocking narrative of different people and times and places, in which the reviewer noted “the only thing consistent is the seeking – and the humility to understand that we … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 95: What We Know Will Change.
The Last Post is the most poignant of laments. It always brings a tear to the eye. At 1100 on 11 November each year, the family gathers together at the cenotaph and remembers those who fell in service, and the … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 35: Remembrance.
This category design case study is about choosing to include everyone in the process and in the solutions. The best answers come from anywhere; rarely from management or HR! Ha. This takes bravery and trust in the team. Here are … Continue reading Category Design Case Study IV: Radical TRANSPARENCY.
You are asked to drive a new initiative in the org – new tech, behaviours, community practices. You seek adoption. But! People are change averse. So here comes the change management plan, that educates and directs. However, 80% of change programs … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 87: Sense. Act. Change.
This category design case study is about getting ahead of the organization, especially around change. Show leadership, be an exemplar. Bring the team with you on the journey to the emergent service offering. Here are the other case studies: Intro … Continue reading Category Design Case Study III: SCALE Everything.
I have had enough of this shitty weather with smoke clogging the air and blocking the sun. I see it there, a blighted orange circle hanging in the sky all day. Come back to us. It’s not even the heat, … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 27: Fire Hazard.
In my study and learning, I keep coming back to this question: How do we make a bigger, or the biggest, difference? It is easy to see ourselves as a tiny cog in The Machine, useful but rarely impactful. Especially for … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 73: Keep a Peasant’s Heart.
I am increasingly caught between contrasting thoughts about the pandemic’s impact on us. It sucks, it stresses and frustrates and intimidates. Also, we have our health, we have each other, we need to suck it up and not complain. The … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 26: Mental Health.
The cannabis industry is going round in circles month after month, quarter after quarter. It is so depressing. Write downs, production cuts, international contraction, the slow merger of retail, the slow price reduction, the slow victory of legal over illicit, … Continue reading Cannabis Diaries Week 48: Unpredictability.
Keeping abreast of the cannabis industry news is a dance, a shuffle of steps forward and back. Cha-cha-cha. Of course, it is also a play on Bowie too: cha-cha-cha-changes. Many of my cannabis diary posts are bad news, good news, … Continue reading Cannabis Diaries Week 47: Solid Ground.
In the last diary post I mentioned the deep and persistent work of those cannabis advocates who lead the charge for legalization, based on a belief in the medicinal and wellness benefits of the plant. Yet, perversely, we see medical … Continue reading Cannabis Diaries Week 46: Transition.