Weeknote 405: Home Alone

This week I have learned: the best part of five days working from home has left me climbing the walls. finding a new tone of voice for the Forbes thing is going to take some time. it's nice to be wanted. Amazon Prime does strange things to my consumer desires. OKR Progress: CxO Priorities: Cut … Continue reading Weeknote 405: Home Alone

The Simple Question Fallacy

Our world is dominated by ideas of problems and solutions. Of questions and answers. And I'm beginning to wonder if there are cognitive biases at play that prevent us from being able to contend with the complexity that often arises from the answers that are required to solve seemingly simple questions. The trigger for this … Continue reading The Simple Question Fallacy

OMG! We need a Digital Strategy!

Every so often I get asked "What should our digital strategy be?" Now there is a big debate about whether an organisation actually needs a "digital strategy" or not, or if it should be just entwined within general strategy within an organisation. But the latter requires a level of maturity and experience in thinking about … Continue reading OMG! We need a Digital Strategy!

Meetingly.io Avatars

It's been a while since you've heard from us, but given Microsoft's recent announcement's of their new Autobokeh features for Skync for Business Teams, we thought it was time for us to knock them out of the park with Meetingly.io Avatars! Have meetings gotten a little dull in your organisation? Do you sometimes feel that … Continue reading Meetingly.io Avatars

Running effective online meetings

Although web and video conferencing might be second nature to many of us these days, in some organisations as they move to cloud-based collaboration platforms like Office 365 or Google G Suite, on-demand, at the desktop video and screen sharing tools might be a novelty. Even in organisations that have had access to these types … Continue reading Running effective online meetings

The evolution of digital work

For some years now I've been using the analogy of the music industry to explore how digitalization can have varying stages. It goes a little something like this. Prior to digital, music was distributed by performance, then printed sheet music, then through vinyl (and to some extent tape). The first wave of digital saw the … Continue reading The evolution of digital work

Workplace Safety

There are three things converging in my working life at the moment: Government client work on delivering modern IT services is at last at the point where we are starting to deliver actual technology into the hands of actual people who aren't in the technology team. My work has been to help shape the activities … Continue reading Workplace Safety

Agile/Flexible/Smart working tips

Another review and reworking of hints gleaned from the book Remote for a client I'm currently working with, here are some handy hints on how to support working when you don't have everyone in the same office at the same time... -┬ámake sure there is time-overlap as to the hours that people work/work in the … Continue reading Agile/Flexible/Smart working tips

CIO Priorities 29: Improve User Experience

Ideas about Service Design have started to permeate into the world of the IT department. For most it's about the approaches necessary to develop customer-facing digital services. But for some it's also being applied to improve the way in which technology is delivered to people inside the organisation. And by that I mean the customer … Continue reading CIO Priorities 29: Improve User Experience