If your company isn’t holding all-staff meetings you're missing out. Even small startups benefit from bringing everyone together to answer questions.
That beautiful context diagram you created is truly a work of art. The color, shapes and words all carefully chosen and displayed like the Mona Lisa in Louvre Museum in Paris. As the old story goes, “You’ll have to forgive me I’m in a hurry – I’m double parked outside the Louvre”. If you are the least bit French, you’ll get it. It’s always faster, faster and even faster these days. So how do you communicate project scope or context in a world where everyone has a 3 second attention span?
We get busy. So many details are flying around that cubicle. Knowledge and information gets gathered up into emails and files on hard disks. The amount of information that we human beings produce on a daily basis is staggering. So how can we collaborate and share information within our teams and with our stakeholders more effectively?
We hear those words constantly: We need to be more competitive. Competition is good and competition is bad. When it’s your company’s product against another companies’ product it’s good. When competition is within the team things go bad and teams become less than productive. Team Members are so busy trying to sabotage and undermine each other they forget the reason they were all brought together in the first place – to make things happen.
Learning shouldn’t be a luxury. But time is never on anyone’s side. It moves fast and is always getting away from you. Learning takes a back seat to just getting things done. A fire drill or critical issue is always just waiting around the corner to blow up your schedule. There just isn’t any time to learn. I’m always learning and getting excited by new ideas and concepts. Learning gets my mind going and I can think of new ways to apply this new knowledge. Or it leads me down a new path I didn’t even know existed. We all need time to learn and to grow. But how do we fit it in?