Revisiting “The Inclusive Organization and Reachability”

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: or here on the Peter Drucker blog.

It includes 10 questions you need to ask about how reachable your people are.


People barometer 5 years ago still relevant!

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!



Flying back

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.


Survey close date extended by popular demand


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?

Gig Mindset Research: Update – 25 January

One week after going live, 70 people from 17 countries have taken the survey. Please join them! (more…)

The end of functional roles

Are functional roles disappearing inside organizations?

Yes, I believe they are. This is part of how hierarchy is fracturing.

Functions are based on job titles and roles in a hierarchy more than on skills and talent that people have. (more…)

The cultural fit dilemma – what is it?

I have worked with many organizations with very different cultures, as well as different ideas about what culture actually means.

Does your organization have a gig-mindset cultural fit?


Do people interact and network across organizations?

Do people on LinkedIn interact and network? I asked people on LinkedIn and within a few days had nearly 3,000 views and over 60 comments. (more…)

What now?

This Briefing Note is about asking questions, questioning what we take for granted. I’m sharing three pieces I wrote this month about (1) who burns out and why, (2) reversed leadership and (3) the dubious nature of thought leaders.

I have also included three articles I found relevant for the workplace and society: (1) the loss of corporate profit-sharing, (2) the rise of deep platforms and what they do, and (3) a new essential job opportunity arising in the pandemic crisis.

By the way, I’m preparing to launch an international, online group of practitioners –people working inside organizations –who want to share experiences, ask questions, and get into direct contact with peers around the world.


Connecting thoughts and pieces

Cleaning house

At last I’m getting around to organizing my thinking and research notes and apps into a connected framework. I tend to work too fast, and neglect categorizing and organizing my sources of inspiration as I go.

Why now?

I decided to build my Personal InfoCloud, a term coined by Thomas Vander Wal and based on what he calls the model of attraction. I want my notes come to me rather than my following links to find them. (


I’m experimenting with Obsidian and am impressed by the mapping and tagging features that let me connect my thoughts and sources in different ways, simultaneously. I’ll update everyone on my progress in a few weeks.