Innovation in times of crisis…

“These are strange times. Also for me in my role as innovationmanager at Health Valley. In our mission there are words like connection, matchmaking, business support for entrepeneurs and care professionals. Normally we will do this in real life, but needless to say; everything is different nowadays. I guess it took me a week or two where things felt really strange. After which reality became quickly the new normal.

It took another week for everybody to get used to videoconferencing to make it seem like now we have never done differently before.  

Suddenly everything is different and we try desperately to give meaning to it all, this new reality. Digitalization, transformation are now concepts popping up in industries which for years seemed to have better excuses and reasons not to use technological possibilities, were unable to implement new products or ways of working. Adhering to the adagium; ‘it just works different at our place; this is not how we do things around here….’

And now it is possible. It is a must. A way of survival. And it is really a shame that it took such a profound crisis to have changes like video calling in healthcare now seemingly a new reality. Because I can not imagine that we are trying to close the lid on this box we have opened up. I take it that the phrase; “Videocall, unless… or maybe even ‘Digital, unless’ will be the new way of working. OR at least a reasonable alternative to the existing analogue defunct way of working we keep clinging onto today.  

And not only in care I see this phenomenon. Also in education, universities. It is possible and now it is on us to keep this momentum going. To remember that transformation, using new technologies for the better, workforms, innovation should not be dependent on the pressures of a crisis, a pandemic or some other shock to the system.

It is really true that the only constant is change. 

Better to embrace this knowledge and steer our own destiny then to be overwhelmed by the next destructive impact of a crisis. It is not a negative doom scenario but shows a sense of reality when we say; it is not a question of whether but of when a new disruptive wave will hit…

Now is the time to use these new experiences, not to let down and set course for a truly new paradigm shift. It is within reach now. “

#newnormal #transformation #buildingtransformationalcompanies #btc #strategytools

Nog meer cultuur….deel 3…

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Om het weekend te eindigen ook nog maar even Hamlet door het RO theater meegenomen.

Wat heb ik ontzettend moeten lachen en genoten van de NL teksten op grote nummers van Queen. Petje af voor Alex Klaassen die de liedteksten verzorgde. Dat moet echt een enorme uitdaging zijn geweest om dat passend en metend te krijgen.

Vooral de eindscene op het kerkhof ( geen spoiler alert want dat zit al in voorstelling zelf… 😉 is fantastisch.

Kan niet wachten tot de RO versie van Repelsteeltje in dec 2019. #present #rotheater #Queen #SomebodyToLove

Box House / Flavio Castro

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…a beautiful box house a day keeps the doctor away…

© Pedro Kok Architects: FCstudio Location: São Paulo, Brazil Author: Flávio Castro Team: Flávio Castro, Flávia Marques Area: 240.0 m2 Project Year: 2017 Photographs: Pedro Kok Collaborators: Rossin + Tramontina, Useaço, Estudio Bola © Pedro Kok Text description provided by the architects.

Source: Box House / Flavio Castro

Woodland Cottage Epse / Eek en Dekkers

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…a beautiful little remodeled cottage in the woods a day…

And again a Dutch building. That has been a while since I saw a Dutch entry on the ArchDaily pages. (I haven’t been looking lately, I guess)

Look at the project itself and how the architect remodeled the original building which was in really bad shape. It is an excellent metaphor for the practice of ‘framing’.

 

© Thomas Mayer Architects: Eek en Dekkers Location: Epse, The Netherlands Lead Architect: Iggie Dekkers Project Year: 2018 Photographs: Thomas Mayer Contractor: Hanzebouw BV Constructor: JV2 bouwadvies BV © Thomas Mayer Text description provided by the architects.

Source: Woodland Cottage Epse / Eek en Dekkers

#morningroutine

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Every morning I try to get up as early as possible according to my well registered sleep rhythm. I do this by clicking on the button in my app that says ‘7 hours sleep’.

The app will wake me then anywhere between 6 and 6.20 depending on the time I go to bed. (Which is by the way also logged at 23.47, since that is mostly the time I fall asleep according to the app)

By using this technology I am able to be more productive in the morning since this supports me in building habits over time. I want to get things done. To do this I need some quality time, therefor I have to get up earlier. And when I am awake after a good night’s rest I feel more energized to start the different parts of my morning routine.

The routine includes (most when possible, but not all everytime); rise early, drinking water, doing core exercises, reading feeds, reading a book for fun, writing a blog post, reading study material or working on developing workshops.

This morning I ticked 5 of the 8 boxes. It is a good day…

What do you do for your morning routine?

How to Work More Efficiently and Stop Rushing to Meet Deadlines

Are you one of those people who is always rushing behind time to meet their deadlines and get their work done? Well, if such is the case with you then this article is meant exactly for you. If you are always running late with your deadlines and out of time to get a job done, have you ever stopped to consider that perhaps something is wrong with your efficiency?

Source: How to Work More Efficiently and Stop Rushing to Meet Deadlines