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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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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The Case For Organisations To Be More Finnish

The Case For Organisations To Be More Finnish

  A while ago I read an article on why Finland is so successful at, well, everything, and earmarked it as “Finland is Awesome”. The more research I do into organisations, and the more “Finland is Awesome” style articles that I read, the more I

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Here’s An Idea: Lets Pay People To Quit

Here’s An Idea: Lets Pay People To Quit

The ‘Zappos Theory’ is something a lot of people have heard of. If you’re new to the theory- here is the lowdown – Zappos is an online shoe retailer. They provide new employees with a four-week training period that immerses them in the company’s strategy,

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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, and more since. 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

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