I’m pushing to reach the same level of survey participation in 2021 as we had in 2018.
I realize people are preoccupied these days with many challenges.
However, a number of people have told me they think the gig mindset has increased along with a gig-mindset oriented work culture. They say this is due, in part, to the pandemic and lock-down which resulted in working virtually from home more than in the past. Is this the case for most people? Is this exceptional? (more…)
One of the effects I have observed from the pandemic and full-time remote work is slowness. All around me I see signs of people slowing down. I too find my own work slowing down.
For example, I am preparing a podcast–Bold New Breed– based on my research around the workplace. My preparation is going more slowly than I expected, both technically (not a surprise as it’s a whole new media) but also in defining and refining the content.
However, the slowness has been beneficial for my own thinking.
I wrote an article – Is going rogue the new normal? – four years ago. It focused on a new way of thinking about yourself and your work. And it’s even more relevant today than back in 2016 when I wrote it. (more…)
I saw a change about “learning” that startled me in my 1st glance at the data from the on-going gig mindset survey.
I was disappointed. I had expected much more. Especially in our current remote working context where information is shared in a more permanent form (video, text) than previously (verbally, F2F meetings).
The combined percentages of people who agreed or strongly agreed that “it is easy to learn in the natural flow of work” increased by only 5 % between 2018 and 2021.
But, the strongly-agree percentage has gone from 21% (2018) to 36% (2021). That more like it!
Remember, the survey is only mid way. It does not close until March 12. So the numbers above may change. Let’s hope they go up!
Participate – it only takes 15 to 20 minutes – and you’ll get a copy of the final report.
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I wrote “The Inclusive Organization and the Reachability Factor” for the Peter Drucker Forum in 2017, the year inclusiveness was a theme. The digital divide came up in a recent conversation on LinkedIn and it is indeed a serious problem.
It is even more serious and has greater impact today than when I wrote the post: https://www.netjmc.com/inclusiveness/ or here on the Peter Drucker blog.
It includes 10 questions you need to ask about how reachable your people are.
I designed this in 2017, just after my 10th and final year of annual surveys on the organization in the digital age. (more info here)
Looking at it again, I would make some changes, but not many. It came to mind because @dhinchcliffe tweeted it a day ago. Thanks! https://twitter.com/dhinchcliffe/status/1357779377224880131
I wish I could join these white storks on their spring migration flight. They come every year. This time they were early. Global warming? Do they think spring is here? I wonder if they can tell what has happened over the past year?
Two minutes from my house. They only stayed to rest for about one hour.
The survey close date is now 12 March. Lots of people asked for time to mobilize colleagues. The more people, the more data!
I especially thank the pioneers who did the original survey in 2018 and have come back again, nearly three years later, for a reality check.
Wonder what we will learn in 2021?
One week after going live, 70 people from 17 countries have taken the survey. Please join them! (more…)
What are the objectives of this research?
The first phase of the gig mindset research took place in 2018. It resulted in the book The Gig Mindset Advantage: Why a Bold New Breed of Employee is Your Organization’s Secret Weapon in Volatile Times. (more…)