A new plague has silently swept across the English speaking world infecting office cultures, leaving employees vulnerable and unprepared for when things go wrong. Not everyone if affected, but where it strikes its effects are pernicious conformity that corrodes creativity and heightened suspicion of individuality.
The effects are easy to recognise. The main one is that it leads to an office culture where it is taboo to talk about what could go wrong.
The world of work is replete with good ideas that don’t er… work.
Innovation sounds great but beware of propaganda that perpetuates dodgy thinking, and check the facts. Otherwise you’ll find out how going with the herd tramples on genuine transformation.
We are living in what is probably the richest period of human history, at least in the developed world. By ‘rich’ I mean we have access to more information, more wealth, more variety, more possibility… than we have ever had. This applies to everything, not just good stuff. So, it appears, we also have more […]