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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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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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Review – The Digital Workplace: How technology is liberating work

When I picked up Paul Millers book (or rather, opened it on my Kindle), it was like opening a Jack-in-a box and getting instantly punched in my senses by the clowns head. There was no dancing around, there was no jabbing. Just the naked truth in the sentences: Most work in most organizations is awful. It’s mind-numbing, soul-destroying and depressing. Everyone knows this but virtually noone admits it. I knew I had the right book for me. That resonated within…
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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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