This article is about being resilient. It is not about resilience. A resilient person or organization can get through a crisis. But making it through once is not enough. It is highly likely there will be more and greater disruption in the short- and long-term. We are already living this. Being resilient is a state of readiness, a way of acting, a way of thinking. It is proactive, not reactive. In today’s work environment, this is business critical, for individuals and for organizations. It may even be a question of survival. (more…)
This quick note is to alert you to the publication of the first 2020 Briefing Note just published. You can see it here and you can also sign up for future Notes.
I have also written two complementary articles you can read either on my website or on LinkedIn. Comments are closed here so Linkedin will let you react to my thoughts! Which I hope you will.
- Linkedin versions: Civil Disobedience and Strategic Blindness
- Versions on netjmc: Civil Disobedience and Strategic Blindness
Looking forward to your thoughts.
CONTEXT: Focus here on Civil Disobedience.
The opposing forces of what I’m calling civil disobedience and strategic blindness underlie the gig mindset inside the organization. They are the fundamental forces that will make or break the gig-mindset way of working inside companies and are the subject of an early chapter in my upcoming book. This article about civil disobedience is part one of a short series. (more…)
CONTEXT: Focus here on Strategic Blindness.
The opposing forces of what I’m calling civil disobedience and strategic blindness underlie the gig mindset inside the organization. They are the fundamental forces that will make or break the gig-mindset way of working inside companies and are the subject of an early chapter in my upcoming book. This article about strategic blindness is part two of a short series. (more…)
In my 18+ years of strategic advising, I’ve seen so many variations of how people interpret the word. My conclusion? The word culture means everything and nothing. It’s a flexible word we can use as we wish. It is used by senior management and communicators to inspire people. HR specialists use the concept to help guide hiring decisions. Advisors and consultants say they can help you shape your culture. (more…)
My recent post on Linked In stirred up a lot of discussion about the future of the term digital workplace. If you go directly here, you can read it and see the conversation: join in!! https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/new-era-workplace-web-jane-mcconnell/
The article is short so I published it here as well. (more…)
I’m looking at how talent is found and brought into organizations. The chart shows that #gigmindsetter skills are not yet at the top of the list, especially the ability to challenge status quo. (more…)
This is an extract from an article I wrote in 2017 about the Marshall Space Flight Center, (part of NASA): Working out loud from the top – half a century ago.
I’m working on a chapter in my book about the gig mindset inside organizations, and it led me to reflect on working out loud. (more…)
Data from 12 years of global surveys brings me new insights on a lot of topics!
For example here: The Emergence of the Gig Mindset. It’s crystal clear why it is happening!