working from home

Some lessons I have learned from working from home

“The room is full, unable to login”. That message spoiled the potential fun of a virtual seminar I was hoping to attend tonight.  With the whole world trying to video conference from the kitchen table or a the attic the systems are squeaking and puffing to carry the load. My timeline on LinkedIn and Facebook are filled with people presenting tips and howto’s on online collaboration. And, of course, pushing their favorite tools and apps. Well, let’s zoom in my blue jeans to my hangout to get teams working. Online Meetings I do not really want to discuss the best communication and video conference solution. As mentioned above, there are

S+B: You can’t benchmark culture

Many managers and consultants approach organizations as if it is a closed and mechanical system. They expect to be able to freeze the organization, do a major change and then unfreeze to get the expected results. The acquisition of an innovative company in order to eject their mindset and culture into the organization is an example of that approach. Getting an interior designer to change the office into a Google playground is a similar idea. It doesn’t work that way. Organizations are more like open and organic systems. Rather than using surgery to replace unwanted parts, you can better teach and develop the organization to perform. And in order to