Banning Lunch at Your Desk

Banning Lunch at Your Desk

One of the big reasons many companies provide food for their employees is to create ‘intentional collisions’ between people who might otherwise not connect. I saw it first hand when I was at Atlassian, come lunch time and people from all levels and buildings converge

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The Concept Of Lazy Leadership

The Concept Of Lazy Leadership

“If your business depends on you, you don’t own a business, you have a job. And it’s the worst job in the world because you’re working for a lunatic.” — Michael Gerber, The E Myth Andrew Wilkinson, the founder of MetaLab, recently published a fascinating post detailing

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People Are The First To Go – Wrongly So

People Are The First To Go – Wrongly So

  At the first signs of trouble in businesses, be it recession, industry downturn or alike – people are always, curiously, the first to go. When business gets tough, people get sacked. Call it what you will, retrenchment, lay-off, either way, companies are very quick to

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What Culture Isn’t…

What Culture Isn’t…

Company Culture is not the free food and the Friday drinks. These are perks. If we took these things away would this still be a great place to work? That’s culture. Google is a company I like to put through this test. Essentially Google brought

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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 Elusive And Ficticious Work Life Balance

  If you have been striving to achieve this balance I’m truly sorry, but your efforts have been in vain. Allow me to elaborate. 1. Calling it a work life balance immediately assigns the most importance to the wrong element in the statement. You do not stop

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Walking Meetings & Treadmill Desks, Physical Health, Mental Wealth, both?

Walking Meetings & Treadmill Desks, Physical Health, Mental Wealth, both?

  Whilst more and more research shows how bad sitting for long periods of time can be, most people have little choice but to spend most of their day ass on-seat staring at a screen. Beyond the numerous health issues that arise – think back problems

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After 3 Deaths Employee Wellness Is Top Priority At Trek

After 3 Deaths Employee Wellness Is Top Priority At Trek

It’s a ‘no brainer’ that a company manufacturing bicycles should take employee wellbeing seriously. I mean, you’re selling the outdoors active lifestyle- surely you should live that purpose throughout the business. Apparently not. Employee wellbeing is a relatively new focus point for Trek bicycles and

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