Working out Loud, a Mindset Independent of Technology
“Monday’s Notes” – at NASA in the 1960’s
Wernher von Braun, head of the Marshall Space Flight Center (part of NASA) set up a system for working out loud. Most people do not know this case because (1) it happened half a century ago, and (2) it is not sexy or media-worthy as there is no technology involved. It’s all based on paper, pens and a duplicating machine. (more…)
I spoke at the i2Sumit 2017 in Zurich last week. I would summarize my presentation in two words: People lead!
I talked about how people start movements in organizations, and organizations run to catch up (or not!).
I demonstrate with data how top-down decision-making for digital initiatives is still too common, and how it triggers internal politics.
After much discussion, feedback from people around the world, and much thought on my part, the V2 of the #PeopleBarometer has been created.
Why the PeopleBarometer?
The barometer is intended to “give a reading” of the atmosphere in the organization by looking at visible signs of authority, interactions, relationships and behaviors.
There are many demands on investments and energy in organizations today. “Competing priorities” was cited by over half the survey participants at the end of 2016 as a “serious obstacle holding us back”.
How to decide where to focus? What do data say? What do people say?
…… First published in June 2016 ……
The talk I gave in Paris at Enterprise Digital 2016.
I recently ran a one-question Quick Poll asking people: What are your biggest, toughest challenges today? It turns out the top challenge is how to cultivate a collaborative, cooperative mindset. Then I set up a brief crowd-sourcing initiative on a Google doc asking people to share more from their real life experiences. What follows are extracts from the conversations along with my own observations.
> Humans are lost in the digital conversation. We need to get back to basics.
Digital workplace, digital transformation, organizational change, all valid subjects and important ones. However, I feel our industry is communicating too much theory and not enough operational and workable ideas today. We need to focus more on the H O W.
I ran a Quick Poll this month, asking people what their toughest “how challenges” are. The results surprised me.
Competing priorities is at the top of the list of challenges for many organizations when defining their digital transformation strategies. One of the goals of this report is to provide data, analysis and case studies that will help organizations prioritize and identify criteria for strategic decision-making.
18 key findings are explained below. (First published in November 2016.).
…… Part of The Basics series. First published in August 2016 ……
For the first time, in this 10th year, I looked into working out loud. You can download a copy of Dennis Pearce’s thesis (University of Kentucky) Developing a Method for Measuring ‘Working Out Loud‘ (immediate pdf download) published in 2014. You read the blog of John Stepper, author of Working Out Loud (published in 2015). You can simply do a search on the internet “working out loud” or search Twitter using the hashtag #wol. (more…)