Conversational space

If a building doesn’t encourage [collaboration], you’ll lose a lot of innovation and the magic that’s sparked by serendipity. So we designed the building to make people get out of their offices and mingle in the central atrium with people they might not otherwise see. Credit: Steve Jobs [Status: stub – I plan to write … Continue reading Conversational space

Connect more

Purposefully connect yourself with more people. Identify the people with whom it makes good sense to build relationships. Both inside and outside the organization. Both operationally and strategically. No permission needed. Face-to-face Find ways to connect with them. Say hello to strangers. Sit next to people you don’t know in meetings. Purposeful versus serendipity. Work … Continue reading Connect more

Serendipity An accidental discovery

Serendipity: An unsought, unintended, and/or unexpected, but fortunate, discovery and/or learning experience that happens by accident. Everyone experiences serendipity at one time or another. It’s just a matter of time but do some people have an aptitude for making fortunate discoveries by accident?  Can we improve our chances of serendipitous events? There are plenty of … Continue reading Serendipity An accidental discovery

Randomised Coffee Trials * It is just a coffee, but at the same time it is much more

A Randomised Coffee Trial or RCT for short is a rather fancy name for an incredibly simple but powerful idea. RCTs are used to connect people in an organization at random and give them time to meet to have a coffee and talk about whatever they wish. They are a simple, low-cost way of enabling … Continue reading Randomised Coffee Trials * It is just a coffee, but at the same time it is much more