Every workplace and every business has processes. They are an efficient way to transform the energy of the employees into meaningful output and measurable outcomes. That’s how the business moves forward.

But that’s not the same as meaningful working however. While processes are critical in getting things done they can also become an end in themselves blinkering managers to changes that must take place and robbing employees of meaning in their work.

It takes real time and energy to constantly check processes to make sure they make sense. But then meaning takes time and energy to emerge. It requires a clear understanding of the distinction between strategy and tactics.

How meaningful, really, is your work?

Raise Your Game: Business books that help you get where you want faster by clearly detailing the steps you need to take.

The world is changing. Not overnight and not all at once, but it is changing nevertheless. In my talks to corporate groups, CEOs, VPs and industry leaders I gleam insights of how this change is happening. What evidence exists. Why some things happen and not others and how we can best take advantage of it all to do better. In Observations I catalogue it all. Brief, to the point and open to discussion.