Wow, let me first say that we have sucked lately at keeping our conversation going on this blog. Perhaps we are seeing each other too much in person, or maybe we are just lazy or otherwise preoccupied. Either way, we need to get our asses in gear and throw down some nonsense here in the hallowed walls of the online, intergalactic headquarters blog of the Talent Anarchy movement.
One of the qualities we share in common is that we are both pretty cynical when it comes to talking about how organizations are using and abusing their talent. It’s easy for us to talk about what’s broken and point fingers at the perpetrators. But, I’ve been thinking about the other side of the equation lately. The question in my mind is this: where is the greatest leverage to accelerate change? When we think about organization change or, perhaps a step larger, changing the very nature of how work gets done, it pretty quickly gets overwhelming. So many variables, so much history, so much inertia. But, change has to start somewhere.
So, I pose this question to you and those readers who are hanging with us despite our recent silence.
If you had a magic wand and could change any single thing today that you think would have the greatest positive effect on making work work better, what would it be?
There are no limits on this question. We are taking magic, so you can change anything you think will make the most difference. I present this question to you and any one reading this as a challenge. I will respond to this challenge as well.
I look forward to hearing your thoughts.