The beauty of multiple, movement, and change
We all know that the young apprentice starts out as a generalist – someone without any particular skills – and then, gradually, moves towards specialism in order to one day become a master in his or her field. We know that this is the way it must be, that the world needs those specialists and just have to accept for a short while how people are not yet there – but soon will be. We know that everyone belongs into a box, a type.
We also all know that the Earth is flat, that money grows on threes, and that the moon is made of green cheese.
In general, we know a lot of nonsense. Society is pushing us into accepting a wealth of so-called facts about life and we add to those ourselves because it makes our lives easier. Continue reading
Posted in Change, Learning Organization, People
Tagged Books, Cogwheel, Discovery Channel, Generalism, Kenneth Mikkelsen, Learning, MBTI, Neo, Neo-generalist, Personality, Philosophy, Problem solving, Richard Martin, Silver bullet, Specialism, The Matrix, Type, Viewpoint
Yearly performance reviews come in many shapes… they could probably all, with benefit, be replaced with a closer and better dialogue in the daily work life. The comic strip is from an article with the opposite opinion.
“…we think over many years it had become more a ritual than moving the company upwards and forwards”.
This is what happens to many ideologies in companies – either they are never believed and quickly dies out, or they are believed to a level where they have no foothold in reality – and, hence, are being maintained far beyond the point where it should have been clear that they do no good. Continue reading
Posted in Change Management, Coaching, Leadership, Management, Philosophy, Six Sigma
Tagged Dilbert, Fail fast, GE, General Electric, Max Nisen, Mindfulness, Performance Review, Quartz, Six Sigma
Apart from all the things we say in daily life – things without any real meaning but which serve a social purpose, such as please, thanks, you’re welcome – there are lots of more things to say if your team should be able to accomplish anything. Continue reading
It was a late evening, I was zapping around on the TV and found by accident a program about women’s equal rights (or the lack of them) in the USA. Continue reading
It’s a lazy afternoon at the savanna. The sun is baking, it is tremendously hot but luckily there is still a bit of water left in the waterhole. The lions are relaxing – cats of any kind and size really know how to look relaxed. They have found a slightly cooler place in the shadow of a tree. They have been eating recently and need nothing more from life right now. Life is a bliss, they feel comfortable. They are in their comfort zone. Continue reading
Why Projects Fail
It is quite funny, actually, how almost all talking around project management is focused on methods and frameworks like Prince2, PMBoK, and IPMA. But when you ask project managers why their project failed they almost always mention the lack of communication as the main reason, often along with a lack of support from their superiors.
And what is the result of a failed project? Continue reading
Posted in IT, Organizational Maturity, Portfolio Management, Program Management, Project Management
Tagged Bitrix, Bitrix24, Learning, Management, Organizational Change, Project, Silver bullet, Teams
There is much discussion nowadays on the value of PMP, PRINCE2, and various other certifications. And for good reasons, as you will experience both being acknowledged, being criticized – and being ignored – after having spent a massive amount of time and energy to get them.
So what should you do? Get the certificate and run? Continue reading
Some people have problems with anything that requires patience: they want it all, and they want it now, as Queen was once singing. What does PDCA mean to them?
Actually, PDCA should be the darling of these people, as it will almost for certain lead to getting something almost now, and in the long run they will get all that is possible to get out of it. A traditional project will in any case take a long time and most likely fail.
But still, “continuous” sounds like “endless” and this idea seems too difficult to grasp for a lot of people. Continue reading