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Our perspective on the future of org design, people development, leadership, and teamwork

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Three Flaws in Microsoft O365 that undermine true Agility

Software has opinions. It has opinions about how humans think, how they currently interact, and how they should interact. In that sense, code is...

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Your Engagement Survey Results Have Exposed Some Issues – Here’s What To Do Next

Recently we visited an engagement survey company, and as they walked us through their dashboard, with its infinite ways to view results and...

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Purpose doesn't matter. Leadership does. Here are the numbers.

At our January 2019 Summit (our tenth one!) we worked as a team to come up with a few different concepts for assessing the design quality of...

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Your Business Advice is Dripping with Privilege

First, you need to know that I was really trying to listen and learn.  I don’t go looking for advice simply to point out what’s wrong with it -...

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Organization Design for a AI world

How should leaders approach organization design as they navigate the shift to a more automated work environment?

Org design is hard. The scale of...

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The 4 Modes of Teamwork

When it comes to good teamwork, you hear a lot of advice about the importance of mission, role clarity and skill set, and engagement. This is all...

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Unlearning our Way into Agility

The word innovation has become common. Calls to “fail fast and break things” have permeated corporate culture. The desire and push toward...

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3 Enablers of Responsive Systems Change

How every employee can play a role in updating your organization’s operating system, together

Every organization is full of people who can help...

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Designing organizations for Generation Z

I was born in 1986, and thus am one of the oldest Millennials. I graduated into a recession, and have found myself bouncing around large...

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Belonging: A Conversation about Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Happy new(ish) year everyone! As we kick off the new year, I have been fortunate enough to be thrown in a client space where equity,...

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