I’ve been fascinated with maps since I was small. I credit my parents for giving me an atlas when I was 5, and for having a floor-to-ceiling map of the world in our dining room for most of my childhood. I suspect this played a nontrivial part in my interest in geography and geology, eventually… Continue reading Your org chart is a map. But to what terrain?
That humans are social animals is well established; that this social aspect of our species is not reflected in the way we design the feedback mechanisms and hierarchies of our work organizations seems evident. It’s time to rethink performance reviews and employee evaluations that focus on the individuals instead of their relationships. Paraphrasing Dave Snowden,… Continue reading Measure the relationships between individuals, even over measuring the individuals.
Something I’m grateful for and lately missing, is the opportunity to grow a garden. 12 years of country living in rural Vermont, living close to a number of amazing gardeners, spoiled me. I received so much wisdom from neighbors walking by, observing my progress with discernment, and offering specific directions based on their observations. These… Continue reading Organizational culture is the mycelium in your garden.