The perils of the super-collaboration paradigm

The current fad in the way of working together is “super-collaboration”. Everything and everyone is expected to connect to everything and everybody else. Excessive mail-distribution lists have been the early beginnings (well, that was another age). Today it’s collaboration platforms, (misunderstood) “chapters”, open plan office setups and — most of…

Money-Back

Blame on you, customer! Not long ago, we had a broken tap. I don’t want to go into detail, it was broken. The plumber within myself decided to substitute the tap himself. The digital convert within decided to order it on the web. Ordering spare taps is not like —…

Supremeizing

At the recent Allianz Consulting Alumni meeting, two amazing young men (15+) from amazing tubeconnect (“The Gen Z agency”) presented their work. The introductory question they were given was “If I were manufacturing sneakers, how would I address my target group Gen Z?”. Supremely off-whited Well, my own answer came as…

No-Nonsense Consulting

They are good. I have been working a lot with consultants and in consulting. There are a few common denominators, I learnt. First one: They are good! Well, most of them. As always there are some exceptions but in this case, they are rather few. Consultancies succeed in attracting, training…

Your becoming agile 3×3

Here are three things I think you should think about when thinking about agile: three reasons why to become agile, three delusions about agile and three steps on your way to becoming agile. Becoming agile is a business imperative There has often been a lot of soft talk about agile.…