Many large legacy organization are now embarking on a “Digital Transformation” journey. This is not going to be an easy task. You can get clues on how that is working out by just observing the environment…. Are the posters on the walls just platitudes or do people take it to heart? Are the leaders walking the halls and talking to their employees? Do you actually “see” and “feel” the energy in the air? Are the right people being hired?
I thought I’d give some context to the last statement. Here’s the challenge that many companies need to overcome - paying people for their skills and value, and not for their position in the organizational chart.
Do you see change? What are you hearing?
A lot of work is done in organizations with the best of intentions, but much is fragmented. Then we don't get the results we expected. Here's an example of what happens.
(Watching the video is a better option, I think. But if you can't do that at work, read the script below. Shoot me an email (raj_ramesh [at ] topsigma.com) to let me know which you prefer. Thanks to John C who suggested that I experiment with both!)
Many of us attend conferences. We come back inspired and hopefully more knowledgeable. But, if you're like most (myself included) the excitement wears down and you get back into the routine. Sometimes there's too much stuff to consume or use, and we don't know where to start.
A few weeks back I attending one such conference. This time though, I actually paid for the registration! I rarely pay because I can get away with speaking at one of the session and my fee is waived. You too can try that... but that's for another day. So this time, I had more incentive to make the best of my investment and also help fellow attendees. This particular conference was the Annual National Speaker's Association Conference.
As some of you know, I love frameworks because if used right, they can structure your thoughts and work. They can help you understand, categorize, and consume large amounts of information with relative ease. Frameworks help you figure out what you should focus on and what you can ignore; it gives you context. You can create and use frameworks in almost any situation - at work to understand how your company works and how you fit in, at home to organize your personal life and priorities, or in your community when you are helping your favorite foundation develop a strategic plan.
So naturally, I created a "Speaker's Framework." I take you through developing it from a blank sheet of paper in the following video. After you watch it, I'd challenge you to create one for your personal life so it can help you answer questions like - "What are the important things in my life?" and "Am I spending the time on things that I should be doing or love to do?"
As always, love to hear where you've found frameworks useful - here or offline.
Hi. My name is Raj. I have quite a few years of experience in concept modeling and visualization, architecture, AI and machine learning - and continue to learn something new every day.