Q: How do you improve situations where BU managers or others posture alignment for digital platforms to upper management but are not really invested?
J: Visibility, visibility, visibility!
Q: What in your opinion is the biggest political challenge in digital transformation?
J: Fear is the biggest obstacle.
Q: On what level of the organization do you see most of the internal politics happen?
J: At the top and near the top.
Q: What are your views on dealing with senior executives who downplay digital? How can you create a change that goes in the right direction?
J: Bring the outside in. Show what’s going on in the world.
Here are the slides used during the webinar I did with MITSloan in July 2018. The attendees had lots of good questions and I’m writing up the ones there was no time to answer. Stay tuned! Read More
Figure 1 for “How a Gig Mindset Inside Organizations Will Shape Our Future“, published on LinkedIn and as part of a series of posts for the 10th Global Peter Drucker Forum blog.
The framework for the gig mindset research started with a description of 8 contrasting behaviors. The version you see above is the current result after many hours of conversation and refinements with the Gig Mindset Advisory Board.
I’ve started a series of briefing notes about the organization in the digital age. They cover different facets of digital transformation: leadership, change, enterprise entrepreneurship, individual development, along with other topics and challenges.
I’m researching the gig mindset. I do NOT mean external gig workers or freelancers or members of what is commonly called the gig economy. I mean salaried people who work inside organizations, but behave in ways similar to external freelancers. Read More