Organization Change – On the Horizon

Author: Nancy J. Hess

Organization Change – On the Horizon

Posted by: on December 21st, 2020

What is on your horizon? More of the same? My guess is that is highly unlikely! I think the Three Horizons Framework* perfectly captures three perspectives you all juggle: the manager; the innovator; and the visionary. Horizon 1 (H1) represents the ways we do things to “git her done” and the status quo.Horizon 3(H3) is that far away vision that […]

How to create a sense of belonging in your organization

Posted by: on November 9th, 2020

Eventually, we are likely to find that the more we grow in relationship to one another, the more we gain acceptance in one another’s eyes and the greater the acceptance, the greater the latitude we allow one another to express our unique humanity.

We need a better process

Posted by: on November 5th, 2020

A good process is not linear but reflects a system that is networked and a situation that is fluid.

Walter Reuther – a Social Pioneer for Our Time

Posted by: on October 9th, 2020

Rare is the man who rises out of impoverished circumstances to challenge the greatest thinkers and politicians of his time. Walter Reuther was born in 1907 to austere German immigrant parents who valued education and hard work. He was raised in Wheeling, West Virginia, but followed a jobs tip to Detroit Michigan where he became […]

Make Learning Lifelong

Posted by: on October 9th, 2020

I have a distinct memory, and I bet you do too, of a time when I absorbed, like a sponge, new information and ways of doing things. I remember it happening, in particular, in a new job where there was a heightened sense of awareness of everything and everyone around me. I also remember it […]

The Quiet Leader

Posted by: on September 23rd, 2020

What he explained to me is that youth and counselors need to work together to build agreement on a small set of rules that are not elaborate and detailed but are easily understood and address the most important aspects of daily living.

Co-design performance with your management team

Posted by: on September 18th, 2020

What if we upped our game to bring about a greater sense of purpose, perspective, energy, focus, engagement and commitment?

Performance is Process

Posted by: on September 1st, 2020

Although Deming was not a fan of performance evaluations, he was a profound thinker on performance. I find the simplicity of his Plan, Do, Check and Act (PDCA) process cycle helpful in thinking about my own work performance and also imagine it like a fractal which can appear small but grow in ever increasing scale […]

Finding Community

Posted by: on August 26th, 2020

…in a Covid World of Work The structure of community is about belonging and connection. It includes the ways we do things, idiosyncratic practices, routines, and even rituals, that may annoy us but mostly assure us we are part of something larger than ourselves. We participate in order to contribute and receive value in return. […]

Informed to Co-designer

Posted by: on August 26th, 2020

One of the most important conversations I have when I begin work with a group is about structure and in particular, what will be the level of involvement in decision-making by group members? The range of participation level is like a spectrum that ranges from being informed and providing feedback; to providing a more consultative […]