When You Make Something Easy To Do, People Do More Of It.

When You Make Something Easy To Do, People Do More Of It.

When you make something easy to do, people do more of it. This was the key thought in a recent article by Amit Singh. He continues: Good systems and programs facilitate behaviours by making them easier, and you can see this everywhere if you look…if you

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Culture Eating  Strategy Is an Unhealthy Breakfast

Culture Eating Strategy Is an Unhealthy Breakfast

  Peter Drucker’s, often repeated famous quote: “Culture eats strategy for breakfast” has been recommissioned repeatedly since it’s esteemed utterance.  I’m not so sure about it. If culture is chomping down on strategy and stifling it, then strategy become ineffectual, but if you get the

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You’ve Got Trust Issues

You’ve Got Trust Issues

    Google implore their staff to act like founders, and then they give them the tools and permissions to do so. Netflix hire ‘fully formed adults’  and then trust them to act as such. Facebook define trust as  Trust = competence + goal alignment. How

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Consistency In Culture

Consistency In Culture

Changing a current culture, or forging a new one requires hard work, but once you know what kind of culture you want in your business?—?the key to actually making it effective in the long term is consistency. Dictionary.com offers two definitions of consistency, both of

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Culture in a Picture

If culture seems fuzzy to you this diagram should help. Also – it should point out that culture is synonymous with a high functioning organisation. Note the absence of perks, no free food or gyms. These things are nice and they have a true value-add in

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How Do You Make Your People Pee?

How Do You Make Your People Pee?

    “One organisational touchpoint often gets mysteriously overlooked: the bathroom. Most office restrooms are bleak and unwelcoming. But for many employees, it’s one of the few opportunities they have for stepping away, letting go of trivial details and refocusing on the bigger picture. Instead of

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The Culture Muscle – The Core Strength of Your Business

Strong and fit is the new sexy. In much the same way for business, culture is the new sexy. As the Merriam-Webster word of the year in 2014, “culture” has got businesses everywhere scrambling. All of a sudden, businesses are trying to ‘do’ culture full tilt.

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How To Make 1300 Employees Feel Like One Family?  Go “Orange”

How To Make 1300 Employees Feel Like One Family? Go “Orange”

ExactTarget CEO Scott Dorsey has grown his company from  3 to 1300 employees in 11 years. Throughout this growth which has seen the company going public, Dorsey has maintained the culture, “Orange”. More than just the main colour of the brand “orange’ has become the adjective,

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Pigs, Perks and Lipstick

Pigs, Perks and Lipstick

Alongside buzzwords like ‘culture’ and ’employee engagement’, perks have become ‘the’ thing in business. In the constant battle to attract and retain talent, companies have bought into perks as a way to attract and secure the best people. The only problem is that perks, when

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HCL Technologies – Employees First, Customers Second

HCL technologies, a tech solutions company that was started in India is pioneering new forms of management and internal practices that truly do put the employee first. Their website is filled with interesting information about their culture of ‘ideapreneurship‘ which puts employees at the forefront of

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