Going rogue is the new normal

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…)

Learning on the upswing? Check out the gig mindset survey.

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!


Temporary results

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.
#learninganddevelopment #learningmatters #gigmindset #workculture

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…)