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I’ve published over 300 articles since 2006 on topics around the digital work environment in organizations.
Thank you for your contribution to the Gig Mindset research.
Your input is valuable and I appreciate your time. If you have any questions or comments, get in touch. I am looking for real life examples to include in the report. So if you have a story or anecdote to…
Do you have the 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…
The Gig Mentality Is Growing Inside Organizations
The gig mentality brings a sense of freedom, openness, engagement and accountability, inside and outside organizations. The gig mentality in the workplace should be embraced, not resisted.
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…
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…
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…
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…
A Decade of Research
I have conducted annual surveys since 2006 about the internal digital work environment in organizations. Approximately 300 organizations around the world participate. The links on this page will take you to more detailed information. Contact me if you have any…
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…
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.
Juggling priorities? Five perspectives.
Revised version of the post first published in July 2014. Competing priorities is a tough challenge for most organizations. “Competing priorities” has been at the top of the list of “obstacles that hold us back” for several years in my annual studies. How to…
Management Briefings My private briefings to management are grounded in data from my 10 years of research as well as stories and examples from 18 years of working with global organizations.
Haydn Shaughnessy on Platforms and Ecosystems
Haydn Shaughnessy is an authority on economic change and business transformation. He has written several books that examine business and finance in the 21st century. These include The Elastic Enterprise, co-authored with Nicholas Vitalari, Shift and Platform Disruption Wave. He…
Simplifying and Socializing Processes
I participated in a workshop some time ago with a big global company that is often held up as an example of how to go digital. Their HQ is in the US but our workshop took place in France. (NDA…
Alice Obrecht on Innovation and the Success-Fail Spectrum
Alice Obrecht is a research fellow at the Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action (ALNAP), an organization dedicated to improving humanitarian performance through increased learning and accountability. Alice leads ALNAP’s work on effectiveness and innovation. She…
Société Générale: Digital For All
Uncertain times, subject to rapid changes, require responsive people. Société Générale has launched several initiatives that encourage a new mindset and behaviors, founded on the principles of effective communication, collaborative working, flexibility and mobility. These are moving people out of…
NMCRS: Transformation in a Fluid Organization
The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) is a non-profit organization that provides financial, educational, and other need-based assistance to active duty and retired members of the US Navy and Marine Corps, their eligible family members, widows and survivors. NMCRS has…
Air Liquide: Focus on People, not Tools
Air Liquide is an international company with a presence in 80 countries. Founded in 1902, it has a long tradition of innovation. With 68,000 employees worldwide, it specializes in gases, technologies and services for industry and the health sector. Now,…
Danish Demining Group: Innovation in the Field
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a nonprofit organization that aids communities and individuals affected and displaced by conflict across the globe. Its activities are multifaceted, covering several interrelated areas of focus: Shelter and Non-food Items, Food Security, Protection, Income…
Paris Digital Workgroup Leader
Membership-based workgroup of digital managers created and led by Jane IntraNETWORK is a membership-based workgroup of managers in global companies who are involved in the digital transformation of their respective organizations. The workshops take place in Paris. The working language of the…
10th Edition Table of Contents
The report has 106 pages, data charts and tables, and includes extensive case studies and interviews. See the list with short descriptions of the cases and interviews. Read the table of contents here for both versions.
Interviews & Cases
Interviews and case studies in the 2017 report bring real-life dimensions to data and analysis. Interviews conducted by Jane McConnell between July and September 2016. See the list.
Speaker and Management Briefer
My talks are thought-provoking and trigger new ways of thinking. My private briefings to management are grounded in data from my 10 years of research as well as stories and examples from 18 years of working with global organizations. I help management…
From a digital pioneer… I am digital pioneer in France, my adopted country. I was the originator and co-author of the first non-technical book about internet and intranet to be published in France in 1996 – over 20 years ago.…
Researcher & Analyst
I have conducted annual surveys on the internal digital work environments of organizations since 2006. The 10th annual survey report was published in November 2016: The Organization in the Digital Age. Approximately 300 organizations participate each year.
Advisor & Facilitator
I have advised organizations in Europe and North America on their internal digital strategies for 18 years. I have conducted over 120 intranet/digital workplace projects for over 60 global organizations.