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!
Working in corporate communications, you get up close and personal to the conversation around corporate culture. Leaders want input and content about cultural topics on their agenda; and employees who are unwilling to give direct feedback are often VERY willing … Continue reading Ghostwriting For Cultural Change
This is a story about Yammer, but from what I read online, it could substitute for the existential angst that comes from adopting, and fighting for, most transformative social technology, as apps and tools get swallowed up in the technology consolidation rush. … Continue reading A Phlegmatic Response To Social Technology Consolidation
Many people do not like change, they like to know what to do and to do it. Great. But this is not a choice for many of us anymore, and for fewer in the future.
You can embrace the idea that there is an opportunity herein – that change and emergence lets us change and grow and win. Or you can throw up your hands and hope for the best.
You know which choice I think is the smart one.
I have been working and reworking the TMWK Manifesto into something more available – in the field of these kinds of manifestos. This is version 4 – trying to keep it as simple and understandable as possible. There … Continue reading A Work Manifesto For The Social Age: All Together Now (beta v.4)
Can the TMWK Manifesto be broken down into its individual components in order to better leverage the ideas within? That is the beta v.3 postulation of this process. Given that I have written 100+ posts about most of each of these ideas, … Continue reading A Work Manifesto For The Social Age: Individual Components (beta v.3)
I want a meme to use to discuss my approach to my writing and my brand promise. Currently, this is the TMWK Manifesto. Can I do better? For sure, I wrote the original in 30 minutes, in the spirit of the Manifesto … Continue reading A Manifesto For The Social Age: Explaining Concepts (beta v.2)
My goal is to create a manifesto for the social age, a guide for behaviour and action. The first stage in synthesizing my thought processes into a sharable design meme was to copy and paste the TMWK Manifesto, and begin stripping it down. … Continue reading A Manifesto For The Social Age: Throw At Wall, See What Sticks (beta v.1)
A few posts into this blog, writing whatever came to mind, I realised there were a few themes emerging. I quickly (beta) synthesized these down and shared the This Much We Know Manifesto (of sorts). The manifesto acts as a … Continue reading Designing A Visual Manifesto (Poorly): A Perpetual Beta Challenge
Four years ago, before “social” was a thing inside my company, I tried a few things out. One of them was an anonymous blog on the crappy old intranet in which I gently, but directly, skewered various big personalities and important people in the organization, through the voice of The Pundit.
The Pundit always referred to The Pundit in the third person. The Pundit was self-important and zealous, convinced of The Pundit‘s rectitude. The Pundit antagonized and poked colleagues throughout the world, trying to galvanize social discourse and watercooler chat that was visible to all. The Pundit was very edgy, a satirical representation of the back channel protagonists and gossip mongers that patrol the office corridors.
The Pundit, unsurprisingly, was a highly divisive character – hierarchy killing hero to some, rude and ridiculous troll to others.