Corporate Culture in a Venn Diagram

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There is a diagram floating around LinkedIn and Twitter that attempts to illustrate an individual’s true ‘purpose’. It’s amusing to me, because it’s short-sighted. It may even be delivering a disservice to some. Whenever I come across the graphic, I immediately wonder if it’s doing a disservice to employees everywhere. There are four circles in […]

When Euan and Dan Keynote Together at #HRtecheurope

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The very talented Frédéric Williquet sketched both my keynote and good friend Euan Semple’s from our time at HR Tech Europe … and the result is fabulous. Thanks Frédéric. Dan’s Related Posts:Calling Frederic Laloux Of Reinventing OrganizationsFlat Army CSTD Keynote as ArtTerry Fox, My HeroFavourite Posts and Articles of 2013 That I ReadInternet Activities Do NOT Affect […]

Reflecting on Potential Workplace Trends

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I recently had the chance to reflect on the ‘future of the organization’. I suppose it’s one of my hobbies. Thanks to the kind folks at SAP, my thoughts on topics such as “What is Shared Leadership?”, “What If There Were No 9-5 Jobs?”, and “What If We Never Meet Co-Workers Face-to-Face?” have been captured […]

The ABC’s of Collaboration

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(Editor’s Note: scroll down for graphical versions) In my book, Flat Army: Creating a Connected and Engaged Organization (Wiley) I define collaboration as follows: The unfettered allowance and encouragement of employees to both contribute and consume knowledge, insight or ideas with any direct relationship via professional or personal networks to achieve an outcome. If we […]