There is something about getting a group of people together, whether in a room or at distance, that can lead to time wasting and frustration. Various techniques have been invented to make meetings work, including outlandish methods like getting people to drink a lot of fluid and ending the meeting when someone has to go […]
Archives for June 2021
What Kind of Company Hierarchy Works for the Digital Age?
The traditional top down company hierarchy has become a trap. It inevitably leads to silos, discontent and an overall suboptimization of all the resources in any company. That is a very heavy burden to carry. The traditional hierarchical/functional structure is one where the sum of individual efforts and departments is considered equal to the performance […]
Who Should Work from Home?
A recent article in a magazine for CEOs posed the question, who should work remotely? “As we slowly emerge from the pandemic and the resulting stay-at-home orders, organizational leaders need to make difficult decisions on who will—and won’t—be required to return to the office. With study after study showing that most employees are not interested […]
A Digital Tool for Human Interaction with a Common Goal: Ess3ntial
We’ve been getting ready to release something exciting and the time has now come. This week, our friend at NASA, David Meza, an early reader of Domenico Lepore’s book ‘Deming and Goldratt: The Decalogue’, and a brave advocate of systems thinking in a highly siloed organization, mentions in an article that he “wants to tackle questions […]