Why are so many presentations and speeches so boring? Why is training so often boring? Come to think of it, why are so many things at work boring?
Why is it so hard nowadays to be present and fully listen to one another?
Metrics are a powerful thing, but as Spiderman knows, “with great power comes great responsibility.” Bad metrics and even good metrics that fall into the wrong hands, can be used in ways that can harm the organization and its people.
“Transformation” is the buzzword of the day. Agile Transformation. Digital Transformation. HR Transformation. But what does “Transformation” really mean?
The Change Management Industry approach is basically summed up as “Get them to want to do it, teach them to do it, reward them for doing it.” Then why does Culture still eat Strategy for lunch? Is all this focus on Change actually working, or are we missing the whole point?
Instead of thinking about the process in the foreground, think of it as a backdrop. It’s there to support you so that you can focus on other things. Allow the process to free you up to focus on what’s really happening with the people.
As technology advances, both companies and people become more and more specialized. And with that specialization comes interdependence, creating a complex environment. This specialization is creating risk in our organizations.
If you are an actor in Hollywood, you don’t expect lifetime employment. Actors expect to work on a project and then get ready to go back out and find their next project. Why are corporate workers any different?
Conventional wisdom asserts that when chaos reigns, the right move is to just act until you regain order. Instead of restoring order, could we hang in there with the chaos, and open up more possibilities?
There is so much information coming at us nowadays, the ability to filter has become a standout skill. But are we filtering out valuable information when we filter or quiet the noise?