How to reimagine and experiment our way to new ways of working (Part 1)

In earlier posts titled “Why do we work the way we do? Reimagining how work can be like” part 1 and part 2, I challenged us to rethink: if today were day one of the history of work, how would…

Wishing participants would turn their cameras on. Is that a reflection on them or on you? (Part 2)

Last time, in “Wishing participants would turn their cameras on. Is that a reflection on them or on you? (Part 1)”, we talked about us humans having various modes of learning, information intake and processing. Switching cameras on is only…

Wishing participants would turn their cameras on. Is that a reflection on them or on you? (Part 1)

“In the current environment where meetings, workshops and training courses tend to be online, we're always looking at ways to make the online experience more effective. There's a simple step to increase effectiveness. It's not complicated, it's not difficult, all…

Should knowledge workers go back to the office or should we not?

Change is never easy. We like what we are familiar with, what we are used to, even if those may not be optimal. “Better the devil we know than the devil we don’t.” In the last Leadership Memo, I challenged…

Watch out for inequality and bias to remote workers in the hybrid office

In the past few months, companies around the world have been contemplating this one question: should they bring the workers back into the office? Or allow them to work remotely indefinitely? Or have a hybrid environment? While there are pros…

Do you know that remote working requires different skills?

"Great remote leaders create simple processes that can manage the work asynchronously instead of having online meetings all the time." - Liam Martin After working remotely for almost a year, I still find people trying to transfer what they do…

How do I know they are working hard? (Part 2)

Leadership Memo 2020-4 Last time, we were addressing this question: “How do I know that my employees are working instead of slacking off, watching Netflix all day?” We talked about trust being the most important. Trust the people who work…

How do I know they are working hard? (Part 1)

Leadership Memo 2020-3 “The art of leadership consists in bringing and keeping people in the highest performance levels, and this happens when people are in the best state of personal well-being.” - Daniel Goleman I think we can all agree…

Ready to go back to the office, anyone?

Leadership Memo 2020-1 We have all been working remotely for the past few months, and you may think you got the hang of remote working. You figure out what meetings to call, what doesn’t need a meeting, you learn how…