This cartoon definitely hits close to home. I like to talk, to discuss, debate, and argue. I have opinions and I share them freely. I hope I do so because I have something to add, but that is never certain! … Continue reading “Well, Let Me Just Interrupt You There…”
Stretch Towards Everything. This is the second case study of seven, reviewing how category design can generate outsize organizational outcomes. This post, we discuss how we can dissipate boundaries inside an organization, and with external stakeholders. We are all on … Continue reading Category Design Case Study II: Get In The FLOW.
You create a document, a piece of content or data or design. You hit the floppy disk icon and save it to a drive. You email it to a few people. You decide who needs to know what and when. This is … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 22: Share is the New Save.
Disorganizing is the act of change in your company, releasing new, positive energy. However, if it is done in private, the energy is likely to be misplaced. Change without narrative and community access and engagement generates whispers, gossip. It becomes … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep.13: Work. Out. Loud.
Hello, I’m Jonathan and I’m a corporate disorganizer. Pleased to meet you. What do you call yourself, when you decide to let loose in your organization to deliver MAXIMUM value? Do you just say “Hello, I’m <insert NAME NAME> and … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep.1: What’s in a Name…?
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.
A fresh start. Spring cleaning is cathartic. It renews, and also keeps me busy moving, using my hands. I am being deliberate, taking my time. Slowly, we move a piece of furniture around the house, dismantling and storing another, seeking to … Continue reading COVID19 Diaries: Week 2
I was made redundant on March 11, just before COVID19 went from hot topic to YOU ARE MY EVERYTHING. The first thing a few of my network remarked to me when they found out was, “Well, it’s a good time to … Continue reading COVID19 Diaries: Week 1
…and a new job. I recently wrote about leaving Teekay after 12 quite delightful years… Well, today I started at a new company, Zenabis Global Inc. It is a big change in some respects, in others very similar. Similar, in … Continue reading Global perspective, change agency, emergent narratives…
This week is my 10th anniversary at Teekay. I never thought I would stay more than than 3 years. I have had 3 x 3-yr cycles of learning-applying-passing forward. Just when things get easy / dull / dangerous, there has … Continue reading 10-Year Work Anniversary: #WOLweek
[Teach Me Something I Don’t Know, episode 3] Memetastic: Fear, loathing, winning, losing…Who cares what’s going on, it’s Buster Keaton. Quote of the Week “Accept the fact that we have to treat almost anybody as a volunteer.” — Peter Drucker … Continue reading People Want Holes: TMSIDK Ep. 3
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