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
A while ago a recommended to my readers to always take the stairs. Over last last year, every time I’d take the stairs from the car park at work up to the entrance of the building I’d feel an inner twinge of happiness for being different, for following a unique path. I was living up … Read moreAlways take the stairs – part 2
“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” — Alvin Toffler
There’s that thing you do. That thing that only you can do the way that you do. You may not know it though. You probably spent a lot of your early life not knowing that you can do it. Or you may have been doing it all along and not known you were, or even … Read moreThat thing you do
I’ve spent a fair amount of time during the December working with my hands building things in Meatspace. We’ve been renovating the house and besides the wet works, we’ve done everything ourselves. I’ve also built a hydroponic NFT (Nutrient Film Technique) system to grow my own veggies. We also built a fence to ensure the … Read moreFlow with it