working from home

Some lessons I have learned from working from home

I was hoping to attend a virtual seminar tonight, but the message “The room is full, unable to login” spoiled my potential fun. With the whole world trying to video conference from their kitchen table or attic, the systems are struggling to handle the load. My LinkedIn and Facebook timelines are filled with people presenting tips and how-tos on online collaboration, and of course, promoting their favorite tools and apps. Let’s zoom in on my blue jeans and hangout to get teams working Online Meetings I don’t really want to discuss the best communication and video conference solution, as there are already plenty of useful suggestions available from experts in

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