Hello everyone, I am reviewing our operational model and believe it is time to address the increasing importance of remote work. I was wondering if anyone has experience in transforming an organization from a colocated organization to a distributed workforce or know any good examples.
In particular, I am interested to learn more about you have seen benefits, but also where you experience difficulties. Also, if you would run the transformation again, what would you do differently?
Thanks for sharing :-)
Ok clear. Best example I can think of is the Belgium ministry of Social Security. We wrote some articles about them (https://corporate-rebels.com/government-department/) and they are also one of the main cases in our book...
Lovely stack of books ;)
Martin, I've been listening lately to the podcast "Distibuted" with Matt Mullenweg (CEO of Automattic) which is all about remote work and examples of remote companies. Highly recommended: https://open.spotify.com/show/59bljZU7v9cJTXKvlfnFN8?si=ETRqPNkvQw2IFN1xCnX6Dg
Haier is a lot, but it is definitely not a normal company. We already spoke about their evolution in strategy, now it's time to focus on the evolution of Haier's organizational model. And especially on how the driving force of that evolution has moved from the CEO to the rest of the organization in order to increase the chances of survival. For Haier, the choice has always been simple; Evolve or Die.
In order to make work more fun, we need to get a few things right. We need to connect like-minded rebels around the world, facilitate knowledge sharing, and challenge one another to radically change the way we work.
Normally, we plan for growth and success—not for depressions, bushfires or the Coronavirus. Yet, about every 5 years (in our experience) there is a significant externality that throws your plans out the window. Over 25 years, examples included the 1997 Asian currency crisis, 9/11, SARS, and the Global Financial Crisis (not to mention tsunamis, or the volcanic ash that cancelled a meeting of our network).