Sahil Lavingia, the founder of Gumroad gave this outstanding interview where flexible working is a central topic – pretty different to most of the Founder content we get these days. Flexible working – more important than remote work? Apparently it is! Among the main takeaways: Flexible working arrangements are more important than remote work, profit… Continue reading Perks of Flexible Working
What is a culture of recognition? How do you know whether to recognize a behavior? A first step is to think about whether you’d like your employees to replicate that behavior or not.
Companies today must demonstrate a culture of diversity and inclusion in order to succeed. Potential employees and customers consider these qualities to be critical. Many RFPs even require a section on diversity and inclusion, where bidders must demonstrate their commitment to these principles. It’s no longer enough to say that you support diversity in your workplace.… Continue reading Developing an Inclusion and Diversity Strategy in the Workplace
When it comes to an excellent startup environment, it’s what’s on the inside that counts. A team that listens to each other and prepares for unique moments will be able to stick together when times get tough. And the startup culture you create will define how your company adapts to the current era. As a startup member, you may… Continue reading How Startups Can Handle Power and Politics in the Workplace
Do you want to improve company culture? You should, and here’s why: The cost of employee turnover in the USA is over $15,000 per employee, on average. That means that in 2018 US Employers lost over $615 billion due to turnover. So what is company culture, and how do you improve it? It’s a big question… Continue reading Can Slack Improve Company Culture?
Are you wondering how to create a successful organization? Luckily, it isn’t as difficult as it seems. Simply put, the workplace should be a warm and inviting location that encourages growth and productivity. There are a number of things you can do to maximize your company’s output, and most of them have to do with the… Continue reading Top 10 Ways to Improve Your Company Culture
Revolut is the fintech darling known for its impressive growth, but also notorious for being a terrible employer, and a perfect example a company perpetuating toxic startup culture. Elena was asked to pick between two documents: one said she was being terminated for underperformance, the other, a “mutual agreement”, offered her a small severance and… Continue reading Turnover: the Revolut Case
If you jump on Twitter or LinkedIn, it seems like entrepreneurs don’t sleep at all. Hang around for a while on those networks and you’re likely to see a ton of #hustle content, from entrepreneurs who are “crushing it” and #TiredOfWinning. This can be inspiring for some, and make others feel inadequate. Either way, there’s… Continue reading The Stress of Entrepeneurship
Covid19 has upended the way we work. With non essential workers working from home (WFH), there are mixed opinions on how optimal this setup really is, citing declines in productivity, difficulty in creating culture, and of course the fact that there is expensive office space leased: Others perceive it to be working very well, and… Continue reading Is WFH here to stay?
This time of coronavirus is a time of uncertainty and a time of crisis for companies. Many have had to become 100% remote in a matter of days, others have employees who have fallen ill, and almost all have teams that have been personally touched by the pandemic one way or another, affecting their day… Continue reading Leadership in Times of Crisis
It seems that everywhere you turn, there is a post, conference topic or tweet about how remote work is the future. But what about the research on remote working? Where is the data we can use to evaluate whether it’s the right move for us or for our company? Some people think going remote should… Continue reading Research on Remote Working