You think by changing your process you’re going to change your business. You think that plastering post-its over the corporate beige walls will somehow make the corporate-think disappear. You think that agile is an ‘IT-thing’. You think innovation is great and you’re so glad your company has an innovation lab. You promise yourself that one … Read moreThe thin veneer
Never let a good crisis go to waste. – Winston Churchill
We are each on personal journeys of mastery, learning and growing continuously. We take every opportunity to learn and practice our crafts. We congregate regularly with others on similar paths to share our learnings. We all know what the company’s purpose is. We understand how the company’s purpose aligns to our individual purpose. We … Read moreManifesto – A work in progress, A workforce progressing
Everyone can look, but actually perceiving is something that has to be learned. Chimpanzee Politics – Frans de Waal
The more I delve into organisational transformation and development, the more I realise that the ‘new way’ of working is not actually that new. The ideas and principles that underpin the Agile movement have been around for quite some time. Way back in 1969 you’ll find the following in the Industrial Management Review (Tannenbaum, Davies, … Read moreWhen is the tipping point?
“I like beautiful melodies telling me terrible things.” ― Tom Waits
Have you noticed how people sometimes look at their watches when asked when a particular future event is? This behavior doesn’t make sense – their watch will show them the current time, not the date of some future event. (I’m not talking about Smart watches here though – this behaviour has been around long before … Read moreThe unconscious, conscious
Seek out the personal interactions.
The corporate ladder only goes one way. Up. You would think it would go down too, but with all the jostling, pushing and fighting, the only way down is falling. The role of the next rung up is usually a manager of sorts. You do something well, so you’re promoted out of that role and … Read moreThe ladder is only one way up
“Emotion, which is suffering, ceases to be suffering as soon as we form a clear and precise picture of it” — Benedictus Spinoza, quoted by Viktor Frankl in Man’s Search for Meaning