Week 45 of COVID lockdown, and the end of President 45 in the US. I try not to get too obsessive about the hot mess happening down South, and in President 46 we have a more mundane, by-the-book approach to … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 45: Normalcy.
The day one IG post has become a core component of #onboarding and employer brand shenanigans. It is shorthand for the impact we can have on people’s (work) lives from the first moment of interaction, and across the entire employee … Continue reading Day One IG Post
Today’s category design case study is about seeking out the true brand story hidden deep in the organization – and allowing those people to see themselves reflected in the brand. This is how we charge the culture with electric energy. … Continue reading Category Design Case Study V: Reflect The CULTURE.
I am a generalist. A slice of talent and a dollop of white male privilege has created a monster that can move around in various institutional environments adding value here, there and everywhere. Being a MarComms professional means I can work … Continue reading Personal Journey Mapping
I have been reflecting a lot over the last few months about the work that I have done, the promise I can make someone new, and what I am good at. This review process should be a regular occurrence, and … Continue reading Category Design: Communications & Culture.
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
A neighbour of ours is a fine arts professor at Emily Carr University. He saw Zoe’s art exhibition and wrote me an email about her Current Mood selection: great pandemic show! I found the durational moods portrait series particularly interesting as … Continue reading COVID Art: Current Mood, Heavy Weather
So an Englishman, a Taiwanese-Brazilian, a Jordanian-American, a German, a Venezuelan-Chinese, a Romanian, and an Italian-Croatian walk into a bar… Welcome to episode 5 of the podcast, friends. The work podcast keeps on ‘casting. Its essence is to capture the … Continue reading An Englishman Walks Into A Bar…
I have always been a tech guy – not so much as a user, but as an imagineer – “what can this shiny new toy do for us?!” It was what got me to my line of work – studying … Continue reading From Technology to Purpose in 5 Steps
You are aged 10. It is the end of August, and hot. You are mucking about with a couple of friends, just hanging out, lying in the grass. School is long gone; but also right around the corner. Everything feels … Continue reading The Death of Summer – A Japanese Memory (懐かしい)
After last week’s talk by Welby Altidor, I have been thinking about a duty of care at work. He envisions a lifestyle / workplace of creative courage, and I said, “sign me up.” As a team leader, I want that … Continue reading Why Can’t I Do What I Want To Do At Work?
In 2008, I made a pitch to a steering committee about replacing our SharePoint intranet with some kind of early social network technology. We had interviewed stakeholders around the world about how they wanted to interact with each other and … Continue reading “This is about the company; it’s about us, and it’s about me.” Maybe, it can be about you too.