Easy to say, not so easy to do. Open space, team building, training, ... All of this worths nothing, as they are simply tools, if there is not in place the basic, the HOW. And that's Trust. What you need: Trust is the only feasible base to build a collaborative environment as it makes every … Continue reading Network Talks: Collaboration, how?
There is a funny thing about zoom, skype.. conferences. We usually forget that the same way we are seeing what others are doing, the rest can see what we are doing. It is like we were looking through a window, seeing what is happening but not being watched by anyone one can see what we … Continue reading “Gazing out the window” effect
How many times do you hear: "this is urgent"... "X" has asked for this report asap, we need the information by the end of the morning, I am sorry to come on a rush but we are on a hurry and we need your help Now, ... many many times. No one can live forever … Continue reading Urgency overuse can make it meaningless
Magpies are known for their "thievery", collecting shiny objects to adorn their nests. That fact is not 100% true. The reality is that they are inquisitive, interested in any object but show no preference for shininess. (BBC Article). How many times have you seen someone going after a project, information, topic, ... just because it's … Continue reading The shiny object
Imagine a construction kit of 100 pieces, 1 set of instructions for 5 predefined figures and one single player, yourself. Pretty sure that mostly all of us has had one of this during his life. If you think about it, I am sure you find different behaviors when you observe kids nowadays sharing this toy. … Continue reading New times for construction kits
Kids are constantly learning new stuff. For example, to tie their shoelaces. We don't always have the time or the patience to show them how to do it. Do we invest (teach)? or do we want inmediate results (do)? We can teach them how to tie their shoelaces (wetrain them) or you can just tie … Continue reading Teaching vs. doing
In my life I have been through many exams and tests. I remember those crowded rooms, the tension, the relief once it was over, ... And I found interesting making the comparision between exams and meetings/team's behavior. In an exam: You cared more about the typo errors than you cared about your answers being right. … Continue reading About exams and workplaces
To be free, discipline needs to exist. If not, we become slaves, captives of what we desired. Plan and check, even more if you are leading a team
How do you interact with other team members? Do you understand how they feel? Do you help them? Or do you receive some help when you are in trouble? Life, work, projects are like a roller coaster
Sense of community is not really easy to find. Dedication, effort, patience ar part of the ingredients to achieve it.