Trimming Back the Brush

It was the beginning of the summer and the bushes started to grow very quickly.  At first, they were just sprouting in all directions which created a messy disorganized very natural appearance.  A few weeks passed and they started to get bigger and overtake some of the other flowers and plants in the garden.   With …

Kill Performance Reviews

Companies Need to End Individual Performance Reviews Consider for a moment we are sitting in the audience of a symphony orchestra.  They are playing  ..You listen to them play and now you are given a score card to rate them. You now have to pick one of the musicians and choose which one is the best.  …

Hiring “Think Silver”

New Ways of Working | Digital Workplace | Silver Solution Silver Stars Faster to work (Time to competency) - They already know a lot. Less training required - Many older workers focus on learning the things they need to know to do the job and require less overall training. Upward mobility not issue - Many older workers …

The Now of Work

The Business of Business The future of work is a hot topic but not one we should be fixated with or discussing as much as we do.  We should be talking about the NOW of work. Workforce Change The workforce is changing and companies aren't keeping up with the changes.  There is an active reduction …

Change Leaders |

"Change is easy for those driving it and hard for those being driven by it." - Anyone but me   Change Leaders ... Understand change from strategic and tactical perspectives. Accept short term failures as part of long term success. Communicate through any and every channel. Embed themselves into the fabric of the organization and …

Talking About Generations

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLpE1Pa8vvI This was a parody but it reflects a lot of discussion. The Trouble with Kids Today "A PROGENY YET MORE CORRUPT" In Book III of Odes, circa 20 BC, Horace wrote: Our sires' age was worse than our grandsires'. We, their sons, are more worthless than they; so in our turn we shall give …

More on Whatever Happened to KM

This week I read an article in WSJ Whatever happened to KM by Thomas Davenport where he discusses some anecdotal and data driven evidence of a decreasing interest in knowledge management.   I found the article interesting but it felt a lot like Anne Thomas Manes 2009 declaration on the death of SOA .   The points …

Boiling the Frog – Human Factors around Sharing

The parable of the boiled frog is told to create a shared understanding around the key challenges in coping with change. Frog in Hot Water The story as told by many over the years is that if you put a frog in hot boiling water that it will immediately jump out as a natural response …

Project Black Box – 1 -2 -3

Team to the Center.. It isn't exactly what it seems..  About 10 years ago, my team implemented one of the first fully virtualized computing environments on a defense oriented platform.   It was a pretty complex system with a 4 tier architecture.  The software that we were sharing for end user productivity was called TeamCenter …

Health Insurance Rates Make Early Retirement Appealing #CrewChange

Unforeseen Crew Change In an article written by The Motley Fool a study by the (CBO) Congressional Budget Office which I will include here projects "a drop in hours worked equivalent to having 2 million fewer full-time workers in the workplace in 2017." "You may be eligible for deeply discounted health insurance Insurance premiums for …