No matter what you call it, it is not just coming, it is here now.
Work From Home? Wow, That’s Fantastic!
While many companies are currently wrestling with their policies around “Hybrid, Remote, 232*, or WFH” it is important to keep in mind that WFH did not create the growing awareness of organizational confusion and dysfunction that is alive in modern organizations, WFH has only brought it to the surface, made us more aware of its specter.
Let’s start with some terms:
Undocumented Knowledge Workers (UKWs) are those in your company who have been around long enough to collect enough tribal knowledge to do their job but have nothing written down, no real documentation about how they do their job or what they are accountable or responsible for. UKWs come in two forms.
- Innocent UKWs are good people, kind-hearted yet unaware, they are those who don’t realize the value in documenting what they do.
- Subversive UKWs are those who hoard tribal knowledge for their Job security and power. They intentionally avoid documenting what they are doing, thinking wrongly, that it makes them secure and powerful.
Topics: Organizational Cognizance
Sweet economic waves are coming - they will be huge, powerful ground-swell waves or dependable waist high rideable waves on a glassy surface - and the time to start paddling is now.
CEO: “Walt, there is no innovation in my company, we seem stuck, in a rut, we need to get better at innovating, I was thinking about installing an innovation initiative.”
Recently one of my client's sold his 1,100 person company to a Fortune 500 company that is in the business of rolling-up and running like-like companies; 120 or so until they bought my client's non-like-like company.
Face it, a few of your leaders are amazing Day-Traders, making you money every single day - others are losing your money every single day.
The Word “Pivot” - yuck! Pivot is one word in business that drives me crazy. Especially when used like this: