Workplace Methods & Frameworks

My Ideal Corporate Culture and Work Environment. Also, my “plan of attack” to get things done from a Home Office, as an “on-site twice per week” (mostly) Remote Worker

  • Kaizen: Creating a Culture of Continuous Improvement
    The steps of Kaizen are deceptively simple:
    1. Identify opportunities for improvement
    2. Discuss them within a team and/or with a supervisor
    3. Test and implement the idea, evaluating its impact
    4. Document what was done
    5. Share what was done and recognize people
  • When you’re not the manager 'type,’ how do you move up the corporate ladder?
    What I am looking for is a fulfilling career, where I am able to make a difference over the next 20 to 25 years, and I make enough to take care of myself in a reasonable manner. So if we can put the corporate ladder aside, this explanation of a working partnership with positions as either Management or Profession Expert is the best introduction to this concept that I have seen.

… to successfully reinvent a Corporate Hierarchy as a Co-operative Organization of Employees:
Holacracy and How It Works
☞ This provides a 3rd alternative to conventional top-down or progressive bottom-up approaches
“Holacracy is a radically different management system that changes how an organization is structured, how decisions are made, and how power is distributed.”

  • The Unexpected Downsides to Running a Lean Team
    I have seen this for the past decade at small Non-Profits and Charities. If an organization can explain how they plan to recruit/hire/onboard the necessary staffing levels − to accomplish what they have set out to do − that is an organization I would want to work at.