Hello, my name is Davide, and I’m a freelance organizational consultant.
I help you and your team to uncover better ways of working together: your colleagues will thank you for the improved collaboration and and your customers will be happier about the better products and services provided.
I start from what’s already there, and I don’t reinvent the wheel.
Digging before building
I come from years of consulting in big organizational transformation projects.
I’ve seen countless transformation efforts fail because of a lack of understanding of what the starting point of a given company was.
Both companies and consultants focus too much on solutions, frameworks, practices or models, and never enough in really understanding what the problem is and what’s already there that can be used as a valuable resource.
From the past to the future
The fact that I like starting by investigating how you worked up until now doesn’t have to fool you: we all want to build future-proof companies, especially after what happened during the pandemic.
So we put a foot in the past to jump into the future.
Self-coaching to continuously improve
I’ve witnessed enough companies becoming so dependent from this or that framework offered by this or that consulting firm, then when said consultants leave, companies stop improving, and in some cases they even get worse.
I trust in the ability of people to self-coach themselves, and become “resident organizational people” in your company.
I’m available for hire. I work remotely from Italy. As a rule of thumb, it works best if my workday and yours have at least a 4-hours overlap.
You can book a free, one-one-on, 30-minutes consultation
to pick my brain about your situation.
Or, you can try before you buy: give me an hour with a group of up to 5 people and I’ll come back to you with a few tips, for free.
Or, if you’re not a chatty type —I hear you— you can write me as well.
I got back into writing recently. More to come.
On being an organizational archeologist
I’ve been humbled more than once by the simple fact that as long as you can help people at the best of your abilities, they really don’t care how you call yourself.
Agile isn’t fast (and it shouldn’t)
“Agile is slowing us down”, “Since we’ve been doing Agile, we do less stuff”, they complain. Yes, that’s how it should work.
Climbing the ladder (of change)
I don’t think change can happen “at scale”, as we like to say, if we don’t carefully take ourselves and our neighbours into account.
Interruptions as currency
We are not distracted just because technology allows for more and more pervasive distractions. We are constantly distracted also because it’s almost part of our social contract that if I distract you, you can distract me.
Is your company culture dysfunctional?
Culture at work is never a monolith. Understanding nuances allows us to reflect why some behaviours are beneficial in some contexts and toxic in others.
The Problem™ is never the problem
You want to solve The Problem™ but there are Other Problems™, or: the value of meeting the people where they are.
Every company has organizational issues, but…
Every sad company is sad in the same ways, all happy companies are happy in their own ways.
Are recurring meetings bad?
Blocking time in a recurring way makes sense: we don’t like unexpected meetings, and having recurring ones makes us feel organized. But things get out of hand quickly.
Facilitating my first public Bento
This article is meant as sort of write-up/translation of me facilitating my first public Bento: I wanted to share the experience with the great people of the Bentoism community, most of which can’t understand Italian.