I introduced the idea of communications and culture category design last week. A reminder as to its definition: A way to create and frame a new service or product, often in an emergent or game-changing way, using the principles of … Continue reading Category Design Case Study I: Team TRUST.
Last episode I complained about email’s inability to scale. It is good one-to-one; but there are always missed opportunities to connect the right people with the right content; oftentimes, that means new people, network connections. @elsua developed his career by bravely moving … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 46: Go Public II (ESN).
People without organizational power but with great ideas need to get their message out. If you hide yourself away, you might discover the elixir to organizational life and no-one would be better off. Working out loud is what it’s called. … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 45: Go Public I (Email).
Many people will not get you at work – guaranteed. They’ll roll their eyes, make some gentle joke at your expense. Maybe you will be politically sidelined. Two choices: Time for a new job (yep); or scan the company for … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 24: Kith and Kin (Insiders).
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!
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