Holacracy – empowering people, driving creativity and gaining productivity

12-08-2014 – Filed under holacracyproductivity

From my experience gained throughout my career, I have stumbled over and over again with organizational problems. Companies and organizations, from whatever field, are simply inefficiently structured. More or less the classical top-down approach tends to persist, completely contradicting a more efficient approach to empower people. Ofttimes, the talents and…

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Google Wave: Real-time trouble and the persistent belief in tools

17-06-2009 – Filed under knowledge-managementbandwidthcollaborationinformation-managementproductivity

Google presents a new tool and a new hype is born. This time it is about online collaboration and promises nothing less than the end of email. Although the tool has clearly some great innovations, I cannot share the great enthusiasm and again the belief that a tool can change…

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From A-Z to Organization2.0: Q - Quality takes time

31-12-2008 – Filed under knowledge-managementbloggingemailorganizationproductivityqualitysocial-media

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Writing blog posts, commenting on them and adding Wiki-pages does take time if you want to achieve good quality – meaning writing consistent, easy…

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From A-Z to Organization2.0: C - Cafeteria — catching the informal

05-06-2008 – Filed under communicationknowledge-managementinnovationorganizationproductivitysocial-bookmarkingsocial-networktaggingwork

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Let’s face it, when you deal with knowledge sharing in an organization, it becomes quickly obvious that most knowledge is shared personally, face-to-face over…

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Organizations can be democratic, flat and passionate

09-03-2008 – Filed under communicationcreativitynonprofitorganizationproductivitywork

The web is full of thoughts and discussion around open, democratic and flat organizations. Most of this discussions and concepts are connected to web2.0, but that is not necessarily new, as Ricardo Semler proofs it in his book: The seven-day weekend. For more than twenty years, he has been experimenting…

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