Joost and Pim are on a mission to make work more fun. They quit their frustrating, corporate jobs and set out to travel the world to visit the world’s most inspiring organizations. While checking off their Bucket List they share everything they learn. more+
For many organisations, it’s been more than six months now working remotely. The team Zoom quizzes are a distant memory and recently it’s been difficult to keep the virtual coffee chats going, if they ever started in the first place. It’s just not the same as bumping into a colleague and having a spontaneous conversation right?
We are working hard to develop our very own online Corporate Rebels Academy, as mentioned in a previous post. The focus of this post will be on understanding the designs of progressive organizations—especially the large ones that organize without middle-managers. Think Buurtzorg and Haier.
I wrote recently about Mies Van Der Rohe and his design principle “less is more”. I asked why, in architecture, ‘less is more’ and ‘state of the art’, but in organizations it seems to be the opposite. In this article I want to share how we try to keep things simple at Viisi.
As many countries around the world return to lockdown, it's time for some human-to-human support. During the earlier lockdown, we crowdsourced lots of useful work-from-home tips (here's the full list). This time round, we need something else. It's time to spread some good old lovin'. Join the lockdown challenge.
Gender equality is far away. Equileap's equality report shows we're not even close to where we should be. How embarrassing, especially in a 'progressive' country like the Netherlands where, today, more CEOs are called Peter than there are female CEOs.
I was sitting with the CEO of a company in a traditional top-down hierarchy who was complaining that people just weren’t stepping up and taking responsibility to make the business successful. As we were talking, a “subordinate” walked in and he reminded her to do something. With true curiosity she asked, “So, why do we do it this way?”. His reflexive response was, “Because I got an MBA and you didn’t.” That helped us have a lively discussion.