Innovation. Brilliant / Crazy, Can You Tell?

Innovation. Brilliant / Crazy, Can You Tell?

“The truth is, innovation – you can’t tell in the early days whether it is brilliant or crazy. So if you cannot afford crazy, you cannot afford brilliant”  Astro Teller, Captain of Moonshots at ‘X’, Alphabet (Google).  Check out his insightful video from the re:work

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‘Zero Email’ – Could You Do It?

‘Zero Email’ – Could You Do It?

I’ve recently  learnt of a company that does, in addition to ‘No Meeting Wednesday‘ ‘No Email Wednesday’ where they switch off their mail for the day to help minimise distractions, just for a day. A little digging around in the Companies Behaving Awesomely database showed

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Employee Service Vs. Customer Service

Employee Service Vs. Customer Service

“I have no right to ever expect that someone that works for us is going to give a higher level of service to a guest than I’m willing to give to that employee” -Paul Saginaw, Co-owner at Zingerman’s Deli All businesses rely on their employees

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Culture & Strategy Sharing Breakfast

Culture & Strategy Sharing Breakfast

“Culture eats strategy for breakfast”?—?Peter Drucker. This is usually one of the first things you come across when exploring company culture. The problem is?—?it’s almost entirely wrong. It would be more accurate to say “Culture and strategy need to share the breakfast table”.  Culture is

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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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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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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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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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