Tesla’s 3 Word Communication Strategy

Tesla’s 3 Word Communication Strategy

Talk To Anyone. There it is, plain and simple, no frills, no fuss – a 3 word communication strategy. Talk to anyone. It’s head-scratchingly simple, yet it is so far removed from the communication norms in most organisations. Why? Likely because the world of work

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Pointing North vs. Going North

Pointing North vs. Going North

The Challenge (Part 1): Get your team or organisation into a room, have everyone close their eyes and point North. Continuing to point to their ‘North’ of choice – let people take a look around the room. Invariably you will have people pointing in different

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No, We’re Not Loyal to Big Companies…

No, We’re Not Loyal to Big Companies…

…Because you screwed our parents over. I watched it happen to my mom. She busted her chops for years, working overtime (unpaid), and leading an understaffed and constantly dwindling team (because: cost cutting) with zero budget for anything as simple and actually beneficial as coffee for the

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Writing Culture Down Matters…

Writing Culture Down Matters…

At first it seems counterintuitive to ‘write’ down your culture. Where would you even start? Culture isn’t exactly tangible, after all. But it should be. Culture has to be tangible to survive scale and to proliferate throughout an organisation. Letting it remain this ‘intangible thing’ is the biggest

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Little Things. Big Difference. Better Work

Little Things. Big Difference. Better Work

Most of the time, we do things, because that’s just what we do and we do them that way because that’s how we’ve always done them. I say, to hell with that. In recent a radio interview where we spoke about Shaking Up Business As

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A Comprehensive Collection of Culture Books

A Comprehensive Collection of Culture Books

Culture book / culture deck / culture document, call it what you will. In all cases they are generally how an organisation endeavours to capture their culture in their own ‘bible’. They usually outline your values, core beliefs, purpose and give the reader an insightful look

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#Quoteables

#Quoteables

Are you compromising on people, systems, processes, quality, or culture?

#Quoteables

#Quoteables

How quickly do you pick yourself and try again? How quickly can you shake it off and get back in the game?  

Microsoft – Taking Inclusion to Another Level

Microsoft – Taking Inclusion to Another Level

Microsoft have recently launched a program aimed at hiring more autistic workers. In a fascinating article from Fast Company they explain why it matters to hire autistic people and the impact this has on diversity in the workforce: “The unemployment rate among autistic adults, though, is

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Rewarding Failure

Rewarding Failure

If you’re asking why on earth would we do something crazy like rewarding failure, you should probably start here. Where we want innovation, there must be failure. The problem is detaching shame from failure and making it ok to try things and fail at work. We’ve

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