Horizontal promotions

A few weeks ago, somebody in HR was telling me about a problem that was keeping her awake at night. Faced with the rapid growth of the company, the board had promoted their best technician to product team manager. This was someone who was operationallyREAD MORE

About trains and companies

I live outside the city and I hate paying for parking (and I am also environmentally conscious), which means that when I have to visit my downtown clients I use the train. I don’t know about your area, but in mine taking short distance trains is a risky sportREAD MORE

A clean slate

These days I’m watching Pose, an inspiring series set in New York at the end of the 80s. It tells the story of how a group at clear risk of exclusion decides to create their own code and environment, aware that the old social model prevailing at the time systematically rejectsREAD MORE

Organisational anchors

Right now we can say that all companies are reorganising departments, evolving roles and structures or redirecting projects (or all of them at the same time). While it is great to assume as business as usual a state of continuous iteration, where nothing is set in stoneREAD MORE

Sleeping with the enemy

In recent years I have been observing a curious behaviour in certain companies, especially those that are still mentally stuck in the 90s (however “digitalised” they may be). Each and every one of them embark on “brand transformation” processes only from theREAD MORE

The power of small

A couple of weeks ago, in one of my sessions, the GM of a tech company told me that her absolute priority was to keep her team to no more than 30 people in order to maintain simplicity at all levels and to leverage the full potential of her people to contribute.READ MORE

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