I audited my calendar and calculated an average of 25 hrs of meetings a week. Consequently, I was working 50-60 hrs a week to get everything done. Then something strange occurred. It went something like this (condensed): – We introduced … Continue reading Meetings Meetings Meetings.
Pandemic times call for new thinking. The remote working / #WFH movement that we have been thrust into invites individuals, teams and organizations to shift through the gears. How do we enable people technologically? How do we leverage new communications channels? … Continue reading This “Future of Work” Thing is 20 Years in the Making.
Yes, #WorkingFromHome. Yes, Zoom meetings, all day every day. What else is new in “the future of work”? I have been looking hard, reading far and wide in the last month, for new communications protocols and practices emerging from the … Continue reading Now is the Time of Social Objects.
I sent a newsletter out this week. Something new here, nothing new in itself. Just an attempt to connect the dots differently for people around the organization. It took me a few hours to work through the logistics, but I … Continue reading Week 17: Communication challenges and opportunities
Communications is sometimes about obfuscation, but that’s not the fun part of the job. Risk mitigation requires gritted teeth and a steely demeanour. Much more rewarding is ‘opening the kimono,’ letting the wonders of the organization shine brightly and warm … Continue reading Week 16: GIGO – Garbage in, garbage out.
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
Three of my own professional ‘memories of summer’ resurfaced over the last week. Five years is an eternity in the history of ‘social / technology business.’ What were the conversations and conundrums in my professional life back then? It was … Continue reading Five Years Is A Long Time In Social
The MarComms team at Teekay is small and mighty (basically 5 people, no agency support); and works in perpetual beta mode. We are pushing hard, and breaking through to uncharted territory of what a modern MarComms team can do and … Continue reading 5 Ways We Are Redefining Modern MarComms
Social networking and the collaboration dynamic is transforming the enterprise, right? Whether it is your Jive or Yammer instance, or more recently ChatOps like Slack and Hipchat, people know each other more, teams are working out loud by default, and … Continue reading Public Vs. Private In Your Enterprise Social Network
Where to begin? OK, well, this is a data dump. It might even be a love letter. It is about a group of people who have helped me be better at work, more productive, more urgent, more optimistic, more open. … Continue reading Everyone, Anytime, Everywhere, Anything*
I thought, for a while there, that technology had unleashed me on to an unsuspecting world (just ask some of my warier colleagues). Technology as liberator! Technology that unlocks the door and then, wait for it, steps aside and ushers … Continue reading I Thought Technology No Longer Carried Such A Heavy Cognitive Load: Scratching My Head Out Loud #WOLweek
Email really is old school. It has reached the limit of its use case. Too much of my communication is transactional and/or emotional – and email does not work well for those outcomes. Email works for action and for details. … Continue reading I Like Liking. Thumbs Up Yo!