This blog is about the relationship between organizations and the people who work for them. And, it’s dedicated to the millions of people around the world who go to work every day wanting to do a great job.
â€śTo find out whether a company is optimistic, experimental and attuned to risk, people should simply use their senses: look for a colorful landscape of messy disorder rather than a suburban grid of beige cubicles. Listen for burst of raucous laughter rather than the constant drone of subdued conversationâ€¦ I can literally smell excitement in the air.â€ť
Tim Brown, Change by design, 2009, p 77
An experiment. Tomorrow morning when you come to the office,Â take a good look, listen and smell. Use your senses. Let me know what you discover.
Do you have theÂ kind ofÂ organization you needÂ to stay competitive and productive? Can you smell the excitement in the air?
And for a little fun from Wallace and Gromit on using your senses check out: