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

Is Digital as an adjective no longer needed?

When I started as a freelance consultant I was searching for the right angle to present myself to potential clients. One of my first engagement meetings was with an IT director that I got introduced to through my network. When I introduced myself as an experienced consultant in IT, he immediately dived into the technical ins-and-outs of his datacenter. I realized that IT has a descriptive term is perceived as very technical. And I am not that technical. So, I went out looking for a better term to describe my field of expertise and ended up with the Digital Organization. The adjective Digital sounds less technical and more futuristic and,