This week I have learned: I've been obsessing about metaphors about teams like flight crews, film crews and international football teams. I've then also extended the metaphor to talk about roles mismatching, tribalism and the psychology of the narcissism of small differences, topped with the mention of a small tea shop in the Cotswolds. Ultimately … Continue reading Weeknote 603: Fake coffee
This week I have learned: it wasn't really until the coffin switched to the hearse that it started to mean something to me. Then I could relate. To the death of my Grandad, of my Gran, of my aunt. the pent-up tsunami of politics that was coming after the events of Monday was both expected … Continue reading Weeknote 602: fountains
This week I have learned: the importance of nomenclature. Look, what you call things really matters. Particularly if you call different things by the same term, or use terms that mean something different to different people. whilst techniques in technology projects might be transferable across contexts, sometimes you need people with domain expertise. That might … Continue reading Weeknote 601: gathering
Well. Here we are then.The sixth century of weeknotes. Nearly 12 years' worth. That's a lot of weeknotes. The format has changed a bit since I started. They have on occasion become short and cryptic. In recent times they've become a bit more verbose. It's a way to shut down for the weekend. It's a … Continue reading Weeknote 600: Six Hundred
Things I have learned this week: coming back from holiday to an overflowing work Slack is far more confusing than coming back to an overflowing email inbox. Slack is so disjointed - don't get me wrong, email is broken too, but at least in your inbox there is just one place to look. Customer surveys … Continue reading Weeknote 599: back in the room
Normal service will be resumed next week.
Normal service will be resumed in September.
The week in photos:
Today marks the end of my first couple of months and bit in the new job, and my last working day before a few weeks of holiday. Changing a job is a strange experience. Changing a job and organisation at the same time more so. I've realised that I haven't done a change of job … Continue reading Weeknote 595: two months
This week I have learned: The advantages of having a broad and eclectic network. It means I can make introductions to a broad and eclectic set of people that I simply couldn't if I had stayed in my lane.How to navigate a flat structure. Being in an organisation without hierarchy is liberating, but it does … Continue reading Weeknote 594: flat