concentration so intense…

One of my favorite things is reading a book and finding a statement that makes me pause and reflect. It’s the highlighter worthy statement. It’s the one I might write about or use to start a conversation with a colleague. It’s a statement the author uses to convey the point of their writing. For me, it’s a statement that feels Read More …

What your infrastructure guy wants you to know

Looking for exceptional project leaders. I have a special place in my heart for project managers. I was once a project manager and yet I still am a project manager. I expect I’ll always need to be a project manager. The skills of a PM are needed outside of the business environment. I use them in everyday life to plan, Read More …

How management escalation promotes organizational entropy

Previously I defined organizational entropy and how modern organizations evolve to this type behavior through a randomness of work order and completion. Another contributing factor to organizational entropy is management escalation. Let me start by saying that this post is not about bashing the practice of management escalation. Escalation is actually a needed and healthy component of high achieving organizations Read More …

Defining Organizational Entropy

I’ve experienced different management styles, cultures, and organizational lay-outs during my professional career in large organizations. Over the years I’ve noticed several attributes of large groups that are present regardless of the organizational design.  One of these attributes is something I’ll call Organizational Entropy. I define this as a measure of disorder or randomness by which work is created within an Read More …