I picked this book up randomly at a bookstore in Cambridge, MA. It sat on my shelf for months before I really opened it. Some good stuff in here. Book subtitle: How Any Group Can Solve Any Problem.
“Leaders of networked teams in agile organizations require skills such as negotiation, resilience, and systems thinking” (Deloitte's 2017 Global Human Capital Trends). Considering this one an important "note to self."
“A strong employee experience also drives a strong customer experience” (Deloitte 2017 Global Human Capital Trends). We would do well to remember the employee experience.
Companies need to provide “‘always-on’ learning experiences that allow employees to build skills quickly, easily, and on their own terms” (Deloitte 2017 Global Human Capital Trends). I like learning, so this works for me... not sure everyone will agree though.
My collection of images from Why Simple Wins by Lisa Bodell.
Minimal. Understandable. Repeatable. Accessible. (Lisa Bodell, Why Simple Wins). Not a bad mantra.
“people confuse improvement with simplification. Simplification is the act of subtraction. Improvement can involve subtraction, but also addition” (Lisa Bodell, Why Simple Wins). We love addition, but how about a commitment to improvement via subtraction?
“If you get the work right, you get the culture right” (Lisa Bodell, Why Simple Wins). Working shoulder to shoulder improves culture more than anything else. Shared goals and shared values people!