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RedMonk: Injecting Exuberance into the Corporate Gene Pool

Creating Passionate Users: Knocking the exuberance out of employees

Kathy has another great post about organisational creativity. It seems to me that the organisations and people that work with RedMonk are somewhat self-selecting, and they share some common traits.

The key trait is being able to listen to unvarnished advice. Other traits are being prepared, and even wanting, to be challenged. Looking for breakthrough ideas from other sectors and disciplines. Having a sense of humour.

There is no point working with RedMonk if you’re looking for yes men. We’re not cautious (well, Stephen has his moments…), to be honest we’re really not that methodical, though I would say we’re plenty capable. But we don’t worship the status quo. In fact we challenge it relentlessly. We’re not robots. We will improve your ideas and strategies by critiquing them. But we will also come up with breakthrough ideas and and actionable advice, because we do understand organisational constraints.

Our clients are generally not afraid of change, or rather they know they have to live with it. Some even welcome it.

I enjoy every working day because of interactions with my clients and broader network of contacts. So thank you one and all for giving me such a great job, where my natural exuberance and passion can be harnessed.

There is some value in insourcing corporate trouble-making. Trouble tends to mean innovation, and RedMonk is increasingly more about innovation than technology per se.

We can help you become more social, more creative, more relaxed, more innovative, and bolder. We can help you become better at collaborative innovation, which drives successful, complex market-facing systems.

Irving says: “Market-facing systems need to evolve continuously to respond to changing market conditions. In that sense, designing a business and its processes is different from designing a physical object like a bridge or a microprocessor. Businesses and societal institutions need to be able to change and adapt to whatever is going on in the marketplace, and those changes are coming at an increasingly rapid pace.”

RedMonk as a bliological catalyst. Luckily we don’t have to run the new processes for you, because that’s not what we’re good at. Our strength is advisory. We want to help you make an impact.

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3 Responses

  1. A nicely readable, no-nonsense explanation of what you’re doing: great. “insourcing corporate trouble-making”, priceless.

  2. Hey James,

    Yet again I think we have more in common than initially meets the eye. Your statements below capture the essence of what our clients crave from their relationship with us at Thinking-Forward. When people ask us about what Thinking-Forward is we often share that we help people learn to climb tall buildings, a statement that often draws a lot of strange looks. We back it up with, most of our clients don’t fear change (something you note below) yet they don’t have the right equipment for serious climbing and as a result either fall off the building or slip and become frustrated along the way. We help you climb and enjoy the journey towards the top. We sound aligned in our efforts yet with a slightly different entry point.

    Here’s what you said that struck me:

    There is no point working with RedMonk if you’re looking for yes men. We’re not cautious (well, Stephen has his moments…), to be honest we’re really not that methodical,

    Our clients are generally not afraid of change, or rather they know they have to live with it. Some even welcome it.

    I enjoy every working day because of interactions with my clients and broader network of contacts.

    There is some value in insourcing corporate trouble-making. Trouble tends to mean innovation, and RedMonk is increasingly more about innovation than technology per se.”

    Regards,
    Joe Bruzzese

  3. Great post — you inspired me: http://www.jroller.com/page/MasterMark?entry=blogging_at_csc

    JRoller’S trackback mechnanism got a NullPointerException sending you a trackback (I really do need to set up my own blog), hence this comment…



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