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October 24th, 2022

‘Powered by Viral Change™’: A Social Transformation Platform for the organization of the 21st Century

When we started to work on Viral Change™, as a way to create large scale behavioural and cultural change, and […]

October 14th, 2022

Corporate tribes, intellectual ghettos and open window policies

We talk a lot about silos in organizations usually in the context of Business Units or divisions. But these are not […]

October 7th, 2022

Peer Networks are the strongest force of action inside the organization

Peer-to-peer works, transversal, spontaneous or not, collaboration, peer-to-peer influence, peer-to-peer activities of Viral Change™ champions or activists, all of this is […]

September 30th, 2022

Change that doesn’t deliver change-ability is a waste

The traditional model of change is the one I call ‘destination’ type, that is, how to go from A to […]

September 23rd, 2022

Company structures: aggregate and disaggregate

New organizations, and old ones in the business of transforming themselves, would be better off learning by heart these two […]

September 15th, 2022

3 Self-Sabotaging Mechanisms in Organizations

Organizations, like organisms, have embedded mechanisms of survival, of growth and also of self-sabotage. These are 3 self-sabotage systems to […]

September 2nd, 2022

The best organizational model is to have more than one under the same roof

Command and control management has fewer friends, and it’s quite terminally ill as well. The heirs are fighting for a piece […]

August 26th, 2022

Unprecedented Times? Sure. Let’s Move On Please.

Somewhere in the post-Covid peak, I promised myself that I wasn’t going to pay attention anymore to anything that starts with […]

August 19th, 2022

Engagement, Empowerment and Ownership Culture Meet at One Single Point. Obvious, Simple and Incredibly Forgotten

Employee engagement efforts, ownership values and empowerment behaviours must meet at one point. It’s simple, not terribly controversial, based upon […]

August 12th, 2022

Employee Engagement and the Productivity Magnet

For me, the most damaging use of the employee engagement framework is the widespread one that states that ‘engagement’ predicts […]

August 5th, 2022

Is Employee Engagement Whatever Is Measured By Employee Engagement Surveys?

Engagement, retention even activism…Traditional models of employee engagement are getting a bit tired. They are starting to look the same, […]

July 29th, 2022

Management: By Invitation Unbundle Reporting Lines and Management Teams

Corporate grade, reporting lines and membership of leadership teams in organizations often go together. But unbundling these components is a […]

July 22nd, 2022

Safe to Talk, Need to Talk, Must talk. Team Meetings and Airtime

Leading a meeting for the purposes of building a team (on top of achieving some business goals) may include a […]

July 15th, 2022

A Critical Thinking Health Check. 10 Questions for your Organization and Yourself

  If any of these are a good picture of your organization, you need to add ‘critical thinking’ to the […]

July 8th, 2022

We need teaming up, not more teams

‘Meetings’ and ‘teams’ are two different things. Team equals meeting, is a cancer. Our language has been perverted. ‘Let’s bring […]

July 1st, 2022

If the business if the mission, culture is the strategy

Culture is in the A list, the one where ‘work’ sits. Not in the B list (‘when I have time, […]

June 24th, 2022

Culture is the new workplace

If you want to have a conversation about the future of work, the nature of work, the post-pandemic work, the […]

June 17th, 2022

Peer-to-peer is the strongest engine of change

Welcome to my weekly focus on culture change, leadership and organizational design. This week, I focus on what culture is, […]

June 10th, 2022

Start with behaviours, get meaning

For those of you not yet familiar with the change. Daily Thoughts has evolved. New name and format. Rather than daily, I […]

June 3rd, 2022

Behaviours Create Culture

Daily Thoughts has evolved. New name and format. Rather than daily, I will share with you a weekly focus on culture […]