Performance is out

Last week I was talking to a leading company in the industry of collaborative robots (machines that work side by side with humans). Those robots take care of the repetitive tasks (the ones that are measured as “performance”) while people take care of those activities that addREAD MORE

Hologram managers

A long time ago, during a very brief period in my corporate career, I had a hologram boss. The first thing she did when she took up her new position was to move her office (“office”, what an anachronism) out of the department, away from her team, and set up on the other sideREAD MORE

Inbreeding

A few weeks ago I read some news about a change in the board of a famous and very big company. In order to face this new “era of change” in which the organisation was going to “promote innovation more than ever”, it was decided to go clearly for the old guardREAD MORE

Press the handbrake

In this hopeless landscape where the shadow of the darkest side of the 20th century lingers beyond the business environment, there is one certain fact: society (and, consequently, any organisation, whatever its type) is made up of communities that are a mix of generationsREAD MORE

Plasterwood profiles

A couple of weeks ago, in a whatsapp group of ex-colleagues-turned-friends, we were laughing at a post on LinkedIn by a person who had worked with us and who never stood out as, shall we say, an example of what we would look for in a people & culture professional.READ MORE

Shaking 2021

Many people might say that we reached the end of this year more or less as we reached the end of last year, with very similar conversations and trending topics. However, if we zoom in on the picture, we will see that the scenario is different and the lessons learned are real.READ MORE

Conquering your agenda

At this point in the year, I can say that the most common and recurring problem I am finding in each and every organisation I interact with is one and only one: people have totally and utterly lost control of their own agendas.
I remember 5 years ago, just when I wasREAD MORE

La Cosa Nostra

Just when I thought I had seen it all in the world of organisations, a couple of weeks ago I was told about the grotesque case of a company that has forbidden people who are resigning to send a farewell email when they leave. What is so frightening about farewell emailsREAD MORE

7 minutes with Forestmatic

People who know me are very aware that I am a huge fan of my students and that I love to see them thrive and move forward, making their ideas and projects a reality. Mattia Curmà and Tarek Ayoub are a very clear example of this. They were part of the class of 2020READ MORE

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