No goals, no success

If you don’t know where you are going, no route will take you there. (Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland, 1865) Without defining what to be achieved, efforts can’t be coordinated and success becomes impossible, both for individuals and for organisations. As one of the most influential managers of Silicon Valley and the 1997 Time Magazine’s … Read more

Covid19, Working from home & UPS

Effective work follows principles which are even more important when working remotely. Since almost 3 months I’m working from home now. Although it felt strange at the beginning I really got used to it by now. As additional handicap this new homeoffice experience came along with being at home while also everyone else was at … Read more

The magic of knowing who is doing what

Knowing who is doing what is a prerequisite to implement change. Organisations will always try to evolve their business by enhancing, improving or widening their line of products, services, channels, by redesigning their processes or by starting complete new lines of business or partnerships. The way to implement those changes is to execute projects. Projects … Read more

No structure no success

You can’t manage the zebra without structure. Without a good structure work can’t get done, communication fails and organisations get ineffective. The importance of structure can’t be overemphasised. If you run a project, if you manage an organisation or if you simply want to communicate in a way that your audience gets your point, don’t … Read more

Organisational debt

Organisational debt is lack of structure evolving around individuals Organisational debt is one of the hardest things to straighten out of an organisation. It’s very similar and as hard to cure then its sibling “technical debt”. Technical debit Technical debt is a phrase originally coined by software developer Ward Cunningham. Looking to Wikipedia we get … Read more

What language to use in this blog?

The right language is key to reach the most number of persons. As you have seen I choose to write this blog in English language. This decision to make was not explicitly easy for me. Not because of having any preference in writing, I think by now English is even easier to me. But mostly … Read more