Thinking Out Loud

What if we nailed it, but screwed up?

So we’re trying to move this huge locomotive called the organization, towards a state of humanization. That’s good. In fact, that’s nothing less than fantastic. We need to move organizations out of the industrial age mindset, and into the age of people. To that end, a lot of theories, experiments and new ways of organizing ourselves, have come to light. Take motivational theory for example,”AMP theory” from the book Drive (this is my own association term, so I remember it…
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Perhaps this is why knowledge sharing is either difficult, or fails?

In about 1,5 hours, I will go present to a network I’m part of. It’s about knowledge sharing. Or rather, that’s one part of it. I come from a technical background, with a special interest in solutions for knowledge sharing, collaboration and communication. The technical platforms which let people think, do and talk. In other words, the essentials of daily work – at least to me. I’ve been thinking a lot lately, about why it is that sharing knowledge is…
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If you work with knowledge, think like a farmer

There are many aspects to being a knowledge worker, this day in age, and a lot of disengaging factors as well. I’ll disregard the subjects of organization, leadership and teamwork for a minute, and focus on one very basic subject: Understanding what knowledge is, and why you can’t EVER escape the social element, if you’re in the business of knowing, and generating knowledge. Where does knowledge fit into the picture ? One model I came across, which I find very…
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Email – the next killer feature in collaboration?

Email. Can’t live with it. Can’t live without it. And you damn sure can’t kill it. Email is basically the internet equivalent of toilet paper. It’s the subject we don’t really talk about that much, but we all use it. We have to. The problem, I guess, is its inherent asynchronicity. As soon as email is used in anything more than one to one communication, you also choose to get out of sync. Whether it’s what you discuss, or that…
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Vil du med i transparenscirkus?

Forleden dag under Internet Week Denmark, var jeg til #Unhype Social Media oplæg af Anders Colding-Jørgensen. Som altid var Anders morsom, havde skarpe pointer, og såede nogle gode tanker om blandt andet transparens, og hele det her Social Business cirkus. En af pointerne, som jeg opfattede den, var at transparens bør være en kontrolleret størrelse. En planlagt forestilling – et transparenscirkus, så vi ikke utilsigtet ryger i uføre. Fordi fuld transparens giver dig indblik i nogle dele af en verden…
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Den der interne firmafacebooktingest – den er spild af tid, lav noget i stedet!

Hørt ofte ? Jeg har hørt den relativt ofte, eller noget lignende, og især fra en leder. Der kan endda sagtens være noget sandhed i det (det som dog ikke er sandt er, at jeres løsning er en intern Facebook. Faktisk mener jeg at Facebook helt bør elimineres som sammenlignelig løsning). Men det er ofte ikke fordi samarbejdsværktøjerne ikke virker. Ofte er det virksomhedens kultur eller manglende viden som gør, at påkrævede elementer af alt det ikke-tekniske, simpelthen mangler. Nuvel…
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Bring your own service. Fremtidens plugin arbejdsplads?

Forleden fik jeg en ide. Dem får jeg sådan set mange af. Men den her havde jeg haft før, og når de dukker op igen, så er der nok et eller andet om dem, tænker jeg. Ideen udspringer især af mit eget behov, men også et behov jeg har læst om flere steder. At når organisationen ikke stiller værktøjer til rådighed, som medarbejderne finder værdi i, så bruger de bare de værktøjer, de bruger privat. Så hvorfor ikke lave en…
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Drømmer medarbejdere om frie får?

Maj 2013 endte med at være en mærkemåned for mig. Da tog jeg skridtet mod en drøm jeg længe havde haft. Selvstændighed. Og det skulle denne blog post have handlet om. Kodeordet, når jeg koger det hele ind til benet, er dog “autonomi”. Ikke at jeg vil rende rundt med brosten i lommen. Jeg vil bare gerne have indflydelse på mit eget arbejdsliv, mere beder jeg sådan set ikke om. Og selvom mange virksomheder siger de tilbyder netop det, så…
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The accountable leader

I once had a boss. And when I say boss, I mean bosshole. He was no leader. I’m pretty sure Robert Sutton would’ve called him “a gigantuous asshole“. Well, Mr. Sutton’s not writing this, I am. So you should hold me accountable to those words. In any case, we were to have a meeting once. It was supposed to be about one thing. It turned out, that meeting took an entirely other direction. He basically drew a scale on a…
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Get on the bus, or get off…

I recently read an article on LinkedIN, titled When it’s time to go: A look at the psychological contract. The article in itself was a good read, and I can definitely relate to what Dr. Marla Gottschalk points out. But what caught my attention was one of the comments (which appear to be removed). It said something along the lines of: Get on the bus, or get off. But don’t stand at the busstop complaining. While I completely agree with…
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