The Reimagining Work Podcast
investigating Social Business and the Future of Work
We want Teal. We live in a world where it instant gratification seems the norm, and quick wins the goal.
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Sociodrama is a way for groups to explore issues of common concern through the use of a range of interactive and experiential tools.
Louise Altman is our guest. We discuss the importance of not only recognising, but valuing and working with, emotions at work.
The plight of Middle Management is a recurring topic in our office culture. Is this position doomed, or do we need it while re-imagining work?
So, how about you? Why are we not truthful about this. And why is this never asked when needed? We think you should acknowledge and take care of yourself.
We talk with Erik Korsvik Østergaard. A multifaceted change agent with the goal to, ultimately, make work more fun.
Anne McCrossan; she states that she feels she is blessed to have been born in a time of phenomenal change.The new digital mindset challenges us.
We talk about why certain changes are insisted on, regardless of concequence. Conclusion is lack of any vision.
The dark side of reimagining work gets its moment of fame on the podcast. Sometimes you have to peak into the dark to be aware of the light.
Life without e-mail is much more than simply not using e-mail. It's also about answering the question "Why do you come to work every day?".
Bureaucracy, our lives have been so infused with it that it’s no longer a “thing”. We don’t hear about it, we don’t talk about it, but perhaps we should.
Strength Based development sounds counter intuitive. Aren't your weaknesses where you want to focus development? No. It takes too much effort for too little gain. Develop your strength and your weakness becomes less relevant.
Communication; the key to civilisation. It spreads knowledge and is the most powerful problem solver. It can also be the most destructive force on Earth.
Networks vs Communities makes for an interesting discussion. Which do you prefer? Which is better? Or do you simply need them both, in symbioses.., and is there a sweetspot?
Who has the power in your life? Where in your working life do you feel free and unfree? Are you the chief author of your life story or are you a bit player, only responding to the stories that others write?
Metaphors are a great tool to clarify a complex system or process. Applying gardening logic to the office is a perfect way to understand the possibilities.
We talk with Kenneht Mikkelsen and Anners Abild about why is learning important, and how did we get it wrong by doing so much theory without integration?
We mull over the analogue and the digital, suggesting that we should advance into the future with our eyes open to the effects of technology.
It’s said that the so-called “soft skills”, like empathy, listening, conflict resolution and ability to inspire, are the hard skills of the 21st century.
In this episode, we attempt to re-imagine performance conversations that happen all the time, with everyone, all over the place.
We have invented some wonderful technological tools in this digital age. They afford us the potential to work better together, however, we remain with outdated institutions and organisational structures and interpersonal skills that are sorely in need of updating.
Mankind has gotten far. We've done this by invention, discovery and exploration. We think nothing would have happened if nobody would have imagined something first. Just imagine what you can do.
Any change within a company invariably hits the middle management layer. People whom are perpetually stuck between a rock and a hard place.
Being more 'social' at work means we need be to more social in life. Current affairs threatens this to no end. The silence can sometimes be deafening.
Our guest, Anne Marie McEwan, believes that it is vital for people to take more control of their work and how work gets organised.
Sometimes you have no choice but to be a social business. This depends on the project or business you start, and your choices at the very beginning.
Sociometry is a human technology that assist teams, working groups and organisations to focus on making them more of, by and for the people.
Richard Martin (@IndaloGenesis) has recently joined the freelance community. And we believe that's an enrichment to the community.
Digging into personal mindsets of employees through evaluations and questionnaires often leads to nothing, and can be harmful.
In general most of us think we are excellent leaders or excellent communicators. But, let’s face it, most of us are not. Being a good leader is not the same as being a (good) manager. There is a difference in perception. Managing is simple retaining a certain status quo, you can do that well, and […]
In a current Gartner report it is stated that 80% of all “Future of Work” initiatives fail. These initiatives range from full on integration of a ESN (Enterprise Social Network) to creating a community with a common interest, or simply trying to get employees more involved in the business. With an appallingly low average employee […]
When talking about Social Business, a discussion about how we work is inevitable. When digging deeper into that subject, you have to talk about working together. In the current working environment this is something that is lost on many. Sure, we work in a team, tasks are delegated between various roles, but individual strengths are […]
Where to begin with your Social Business journey, or you Digital Transformation. There's a lot to it, and the first step is the hardest, but not impossible,
Leading up to the Enterprise 2.0 Summit in London (26th Nov.), I have the opportunity to talk to Euan Semple, the keynote speaker of the event. The E20S has a long standing reputation of being at the forefront of the Enterprise 2.0/Social Business movement. Traditionally catering for the folks whom are bit further afield than most. […]
It is said that in a social business, the so-called “people skills” will be the difference that makes the difference. Fundamental to developing good people skills is empathy. In this podcast, we discuss empathy and role reversal. Role reversal is a head-heart-body technique that John uses in his work and which allows people to have […]
We discuss the metaphor of Planet Social Business. Is the difference between a “regular” business and a Social Business so large that it might feel you’re on a different planet? I think so. Imagine coming from an old school, command and control, family business that has been around for a hundred years, and then stepping […]
In episode three, we touch on team dynamics. As the need grows to become better at being “social” in business, we make the point that there is something to be learnt about the dynamics between people. When people come together, something happens between them that can impact the effectiveness of their collaborative efforts. In this […]
There it is, our second podcast. In our first episode, we spend time on introductions. We also used this episode to work out some kinks, and ask for feedback. Therefore, in no particular order, we’d like to thank: Richard Martin, Kenneth Mikkelsen and Jon Buscall for their invaluable insights, constructive feedback and all-round wonderful support. […]
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The title is explained, which is not chosen by pure chance, also what we want to achieve with this podcast. In short, we want to learn as much as we can, and we can do this by talking about the subjects we find relevant. We’ll also invite guests, people who know much more about a […]