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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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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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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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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The Business Case For Grit

  Yes, grit. No, not the type that has anything to do with the image above. The grit I am talking about is behavioural and defined as follows: Grit in psychology is a positive, non-cognitive trait based on an individual’s passion for a particular long-term

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Advice and Insights From 50 Great Entrepreneurs

I recently saw this on INC.com. Yes, the video is quite lengthy, but for golden, advice-flavoured nuggets from 50 great entrepreneurs – it’s worth it. Here’s who you’ll see and when: Jeff Bezos – Amazon – 0:00 Steve Jobs – Apple – 0:12 Pierre Omidyar

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Productivity Tools- A Recipe For ‘Unproductivity’

Productivity Tools- A Recipe For ‘Unproductivity’

  **Disclaimer: I completely understand the merit of productivity tools for linking up dispersed teams, easy information sharing and project tracking. However I draw the line when they are being used to, hmm how do I put this, spy, on employees and track exactly what they are

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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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R.O.W.E, R.O.W.E, R.O.W.E, Your Boat…Whenever The Heck You Like

R.O.W.E, R.O.W.E, R.O.W.E, Your Boat…Whenever The Heck You Like

  As I’ve discussed before, and will likely explore a lot more in future, the 1950’s organisational “asses-on-seats-in-offices = productivity” thinking needs to go. We’ve all got mobile devices blah blah, always reachable blah blah – thats old news by now. Perhaps what we haven’t

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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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