Current Research 2018-2020: The Gig Mindset 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.
Most recent: The Emergence of the Gig Mindset
Previous articles: Gig Mindset Research: Background, The Gig Mindset is Growing Inside Organizations, Do You Have A Gig Mindset?
…… First published in July 2016 on HBR……
Harvard Business Review did a series of animated charts, including one based on my research on BYOD.
Have a look.
…… Part of The Basics series. First published in November 2016 ……
Following on from my post yesterday about senior leadership almost being on board with digital transformation, it is important to see how the impact from internal change agents has increased this year. It’s quite a counter balance!
I define change agents very simply as “people inside organizations who work to bring about change through actions that may not be within their scope of work and may not even be approved by management.” (more…)
…… First published in September 2016 ……
When I saw the data on the chart below, my first reaction was to ask “Where did search go?” Both enterprise search and social search are at the bottom of the list. Why? Responses on the chart show the percentage of respondents who said “available organization-wide” and “available in some parts”.
Maybe Search is just too hard to do well. So we focus instead on the fun stuff—the things that make media buzz.
As I’ll show you later, these deployment figures are just the beginning. What really matters is how they impact work practices—as individuals, as teams and across the organization. In the meantime, here’s the chart. The full descriptions for each item follow. (more…)
…… Part of The Basics series. First published in August 2016 ……
The 2016 research involved 311 people from 27 countries. One of the first observations is that implementing fundamentally new business models is clearly on the back burner, as organizations are focusing on what needs to be improved today. Surprised? (more…)
…… Originally published in March 2016 ……
Data and analysis of the”Bring Your Own…” phenomenon
Check out the exhibits showing how BYO is higher in companies where the customer-facing workforce is performing well. (The Harvard Business Review Digital Edition has published my related article about Tracking Trends in Bringing Our Own Devices to Work. I have republished it here. (more…)
…… Part of The Basics series. First published in February 2016 ……
I’ve been asked at least a hundred times which countries are the strongest in digital workplace maturity. People always ask about their own country. Many assume that the US is more advanced than Europe, Northern Europe more than Southern Europe, and so on. I have always hesitated to give my opinion based on my firsthand experiences and decided it was time to look at some data and see if there are some answers or maybe just some points to think about. First I’ll start with some basics. (more…)
…… Part of The Basics series. First published in January 2016 ……
These four scenarios have been explored and reported in the reports published in 2014 and 2015. They will be investigated again in the upcoming 2016 survey: Learning in the flow, serving customers, agility and knowledge. (more…)