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I’ve published over 300 articles since 2006 on topics around the digital work environment in organizations.
Gig Mindset Survey: One More Week
Important: The survey closes Friday 12 October at midnight will stay open one more week. The data summary report will be available to all participants at the end of October. Participate! It only takes 15 minutes.
Internal Politics and Digital Initiatives: Q&A from MITSloan Webinar
My webinar “Don’t Let politics Block Your Digital Initiatives” triggered high interest and lots of questions. I’m writing a series of posts in response to the questions I did not have the time to answer during the event: “So many questions, so little time!”
Stories About Cross-Silo Sharing (Q5/23)
Q: How would you know that politics are being managed well enough not to impact the success of the program, apart from just measuring the digital transformation KPI’s? J: Stories beat numbers.
Visibility and Openness (Q4/23)
Q: What is the difference between normal change management and digital initiatives? J: Digital changes your vision of the world.
Walk the Talk at the Top (Q3/23)
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!
Fear, a Major Challenge. (Q1/23)
Q: What in your opinion is the biggest political challenge in digital transformation? J: Fear is the biggest obstacle.
Territorial Challenges At The Top (Q2/23)
Q: On what level of the organization do you see most of the internal politics happen? J: At the top and near the top.
Bring the Outside In (Q6/23)
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.
“Internal Politics and Digital Initiatives” Slide Deck
Here are the slides used during the webinar I did with MITSloan in July. The attendees had lots of good questions and I’m writing up the ones there was no time to answer. Stay tuned! How to handle internal politics that block digital initiatives from Jane McConnell
Gig vs. Traditional Mindset – 8 Behaviors
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.
Gig Mindset Research – Update
After the month of August, geographical participation trends in my new “Mindsets and Organizations” research have evolved. (https://www.netjmc.com/mindsets-inside-organizations/)
We Need a Better Global Balance!
After 30 days, we can see some geographical participation trends in my new "Mindsets and Organizations" survey.
Mindsets Inside Organizations
Please help me in my research. For the last few years I have seen many people, salaried, inside organizations, showing signs of attitudes and behavior similar to freelancers. I use the term “gig mindset” to describe this phenomena and decided to explore it further. How does this differ from a traditional approach to work? Is it just a question of nuance, of degree? Are there real, meaningful differences? If so, what does it mean for people and for organizations? Does the gig mindset build resilience in organizations, or does it create disorder?
Customized Gig Mindset Snapshot for Your Organization?
Would you like a customized gig mindset* snapshot of your team or organization?
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.
Do you have a gig mindset? Does your organization? Join the research and find out.
I am doing a research project to learn more about the gig mindset inside organizations. Please join this initiative which only takes 15 minutes. Take the survey now on Survey Monkey.
Webinar: Don’t Let Politics Block Your Digital Initiatives
I’m doing a webinar Thursday July 12 at 11:00 a.m. EDT, 17:00 CEST, 8:00 a.m. PDT. It’s organized by MIT Sloan Management Review. SIGN UP USING THIS LINK. Even if you’re not free on the 12th, you can see the on-demand recording later.
The Gig Mindset Is Growing Inside Organizations
The gig mindset brings a sense of freedom, openness, engagement and accountability, inside and outside organizations. The gig mindset in the workplace should be embraced, not resisted.
Do you have a gig mindset?
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 people who work inside organizations, have managers and salaries, but behave in similar ways to external freelancers.
Digital Readiness: Gig Mentality and Living Vision
These are the slides I used for the opening keynote presentation at IntranetReloaded in Berlin in April. There was a lot of interest in the ideas of the gig mentality inside organizations. A number of people talked to me over the 2 days telling me their gig stories. Digital Readiness from Jane McConnell
A Living Vision
The living vision means our vision is how we are living today, how we work and interact with people around us. I was inspired by Sonja Blignaut who recently wrote: “What if we saw vision not as a determined end state we need to achieve, but as a co-created, evolving pattern we are living in that informs every decision and interaction in the now.”
Digital Transformation is Getting Real
Neutralize Internal Politics in Digital Initiatives
How can you protect your digital initiatives from internal political damage? "Neutralize Internal Politics in Digital Initiatives" was originally published by MIT Sloan Management Review October 13th, 2017.
The Inclusive Organization and the Reachability Factor
How can you build the right balance between global and local needs, desk-less and desk workers, and the center and the edges? If you can get it right, it will change the DNA of your organization to one of genuine inclusiveness. You will fortify the sense of common purpose and belonging.
Guidance: Building an Entrepreneurial Work Culture
…… Originally published in The Organization in the Digital Age 2016-2017 …… Potential Obstacles Command-and-control leadership style. Hesitation to rethink how people work. Fear of losing control by management and central functions. Centralized decision-making. Excessive fear of taking risks.
Leading in the Digital Age, Boson Online edX
My latest research has been integrated into the online learning course - Leading in the Digital Age, part of edX courses organized by leading universities in the US. This specific course is organized by Boston University, and they wrote me the thank you note below.
12 Years of Research On Organizations in the Digital Age
Current Research 2018: Mindsets Inside Organizations My current research started in early 2018 is focused on the mindsets of individuals, and the mindset of their organizations. I’m looking into what I call the “gig mindset” and how it compares to a traditional mindset: advantages, risks, opportunities for people inside organizations and for the organizations themselves. I’m exploring how the gig mindset can increase organizational resilience, innovation and longevity. Read more here: Mindsets Inside Organizations, Update from September 1st, The Gig Mindset is Growing Inside Organizations, Do You Have A Gig Mindset? Join the Research, See What Early Participants Are Saying, and Customized Gig Mindset Snapshot for Your Organization.
Insights and Guidance
The best vision in the world is worthless unless you can build an actionable strategy. The articles, case studies, how-to and practical guidance in this section will help you see how you can transform your vision into an actionable strategy and make it really happen.
Organizational Change – Top 10 Articles
This is a collection of the top 10 articles I’ve written about Organizational Change.
Governance & Process – Top 10 Articles
This page offers you an overview of the top 10 articles I’ve written about governance and process.