I had a discussion with my partner recently about how so few TV shows had decent endings, even if they had a huge amount of money thrown into them like Game of Thrones. After a bit of reading I stumbled across this answer from Scott Miller which I thought looked a lot like some of … Continue reading Ending a TV show and ways of working
You've come up with the perfect process, written a summary document which explains what people must do at each stage and got the go-ahead from your boss! Fast forward to three months later and your colleagues haven't read your document, some are still working through back doors to get things done and an annoying few are ignoring the new process completely. Here are four reasons why it might not have gone to plan...
We could approach dating as the problem of whittling down seven billion people to one we want to partner with. The rise of technology has produced new ways of finding this person - from swiping and 'liking' to artificial intelligence algorithms capable of matching based on similarities. In this posts I'm going to apply ideas … Continue reading Attractors in the dating industry
I feel as though culture is seen as the holy grail for creating a successful agile environment and I agree that having a vision of where you want your company's culture to be is important. However, setting off in a direction without understanding where you are in the first place could end up being more … Continue reading Mapping Culture with Archetypes
I had another trip to Amsterdam this month to attend Dave Snowden's course: Cynefin and Sense-Making. I'll be making a series of posts about what I learnt. I'll start by comparing systems thinking and complexity thinking and by giving an introduction to the field of study that Dave is calling Anthro-Complexity. In systems thinking, analysis of … Continue reading Systems Thinking, Complexity Thinking and Anthro-Complexity