Although the main focus of his job is the digital workplace and the reinvention of work processes through virtual collaboration, his first book – published (in Dutch) in 2018 – focuses on the physical workplace.
His professional quest is to look for ‘cognitive ergonomics’ in these settings, and how to get ‘the organization things’ done. The perspective that frames this quest is that of “the team” – and less the individual.
He helps designing virtual and physical team spaces that create the ‘team working memory’ which is the core thing for getting it going. Indeed, everything that surrounds us is an extension of our minds. The challenge is to uplift this towards a team-mind instead of a group of individual minds.
His active and most recent projects happen in the Antwerp Port Authorities, the Flemish Green Party, social welfare services, networks of cities and municipalities, quality circles, communities of practice and non-profit organizations.
Participation at Social Now:
- 2019: member of the panel