Apparently, it does, but then again it may well be another myth that needs some busting when talking about the impact of remote / distributed work in shifting plenty of our mental models, behaviours and habits in terms of how work does happen nowadays. You see? Small talk hasn’t always had a good reputation. In … Continue reading Myth Busting – Does Office Small Talk Really Matter while Working Remote / Distributed?
Who knew? I guess people didn’t see this one coming. Apparently, ever since the pandemic started, we seem to be working longer hours. To the point of exhaustion. At least, that’s what we are being told consistently through different research studies, articles, publications and what not. But does it hold? I mean, for those of us who … Continue reading Myth Busting – Are You Working Longer Hours while Remote / Distributed?
Working remotely, or distributedly, in an effective manner, is hard work. It always has been, no doubt. In fact, I would dare to state how, over the course of the last 2.5 years, since the pandemic started, we don’t seem to have learned much about it, because, time and time again, we seem to keep … Continue reading Myth Busting – Synchronous vs. Asynchronous Work
Continuing further along with the series of blog posts about busting myths with regards to remote / distributed work, I thought I’d cover today what has been one of my pet peeves from over the course of the last two decades and that, somehow, throughout the pandemic, it’s become perhaps a bit more poignant and … Continue reading Myth Busting – No Work / Life Balance In Remote / Distributed Work
Apparently, innovation can only happen within the four physical walls of an office. Who knew, right? Or, at least, that’s what we have been told by certain people, once more, as another false narrative that demands we all get back to work, i.e. back to the office, if we would want to continue pushing for innovation to … Continue reading Myth Busting – Innovation Can Only Happen at the Office
Remember when Social Capital was cool back in the mid-90s at the same time Knowledge Management (KM) was in fashion? Remember when we decided to kill both just a few years later, as we purposely defaulted to focus, almost exclusively, on business processes and technology, leaving behind the people component from the good old KM … Continue reading Myth Busting – Can’t Build Social Capital with Remote / Distributed Work
Culture. That’s a fully loaded word, isn’t it? I mean, pretty much on the same level as the other two ‘Cs’: Collaboration and Community. I bet, when asked, we all have a definition for it. I suspect it’s also a different one for each and everyone of us. However, when thinking about Office Culture, there is a single keyword, … Continue reading Myth Busting – Office vs. Remote / Distributed Culture
In a previous blog post I covered the subtle differences between Remote and Distributed Work, and how we should be a bit more careful when using one or the other concept in order to avoid further trouble and potential confusion. They are not the same, but rather diametrically different! With that piece I also wanted to start … Continue reading Myth Busting – The Hybrid Workplace
Once upon a time, there was work. Then, the office. After that, remote work started to grab some more momentum by the day with the emergence of different technologies. From there onwards, distributed work became the new-normal before we could even blink! And, finally, all of that was followed by the hybrid workplace. Phew! What a ride, eh? I have … Continue reading Differences between Remote and Distributed Work – All about Power, Symbols and Rituals!
Over the course of the last few years I have been planting seeds all over the place. Usually, at other people’s gardens. It’s been a real treat, a true pleasure and an honour. I have always appreciated the opportunity to help amplify different conversations around topics I am very passionate about by sharing my two cents’ worth … Continue reading Shift Happens – The Future Office / Library in a Connected World