As a company of one, downsizing is never an issue for me. But change certainly is. Since the beginning of 2007 I have continued with this blog, have acquired a learning site, will acquire wiki software to play with, – all for free. I’ll continue to mine Wikinomics for ideas, because many apply to small and micro organizations in somewhat different ways.
The diagram above is my summary of the design for the future proposed by the authors of the book. It’s a plain vanilla example of a Mind Map – no colour or graphics, – that will become readable if you enlarge it with a click. It has personal notes underneath indicated by the little thumbtack icon, which express some personal observations, challenges and even fears about what this all means. You could take the same approach and document your own.
Back to the BMO and its intention of laying off 1,000 with a memo to the CEO. You’ll need a different thousand in the future. They probably won’t want to work full time for you ever. But you will need their collaborative innovation if you really want to improve productivity.