Is Digital Bureaucracy Making Us Less Productive?
Bureaucracy is the death of all sound work. Albert Einstein. Some context for this post: I’ve been doing some thinking recently about why people keep saying they are ‘too busy’. Is busyness an indicator of having too much work to do, or a sign of a lack of empowerment? Or is it a sign of… Read more
Strategic Foresight and Escaping the Tyranny of the Present
Most of us struggle to imagine the future – even our future selves are complete strangers to us. Studies have shown that when we think about our own future we imagine ourselves as a wholly different person. This week I attended an event run by the Disruptive Innovators Network featuring the futurist Tracey Follows. She… Read more
Why We Try To Solve Problems By Adding Complexity
“Most geniuses—especially those who lead others—prosper not by deconstructing intricate complexities but by exploiting unrecognized simplicities.” Andy Benoit When companies want to change they almost always add something to the mix. A new team, a new senior leader, a new process, a new system. We’re obsessed with adding new elements as a way of attempting… Read more
Are We Really Becoming More Distracted At Work?
Rather than blame technology we should accept that we over-value noise and activity, and under-value silence and contemplation. Read more