Here are some observations and insights that were shared on social media this past fortnight. I call these Friday’s Finds.
@contepomi90 – “Power isn’t power if you need to wait for someone else to give it to you, who can also take it away at any time. That’s self-explanatory.”
@decasteve – “Don’t try to change human nature. Instead, go after the tools. New tools make new practices. Better tools make better practices.”
“If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn’t seem so wonderful after all.” – Michelangelo – via @UpSearchRetain
Future of work, by @ValaAfshar –
- no resumes
- no annual reviews
- crowd-sourced services
- 100% mobile
- salary transparency
- most telework
- contract pros
Most of us use social networks for social purposes. But increasingly, we’re also using them for work. There is a growing base of people who are quite skilled at using these systems to professional end. When you look at what these individuals actually do with their time on these networks, you see that they’re spending as much time curating their connections with people as curating their content. Investing in their relationships helps keep their content up high in our social streams, which in turn, strengthens relationships, and creates a powerful, positive feedback loop.
It took Undercurrent approximately three months to roll holacracy out across our entire company, and today we use it to organize teams, set goals, and clarify expectations. It has influenced all aspects of our work, and has evolved our culture. It’s also a pain in the ass.
Holacracy’s underlying principles can be transformative. But, adopting it can be too big of a change for many organizations to metabolize. Improving the way you run your company shouldn’t be this hard.