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+
Wildling was founded in 2015. The company develops sustainable minimal shoes produced under fair conditions, and sells them directly to end customers as a vertical brand. Wildling is not only re-imagining shoes, conventional supply chains, and distribution channels, the company is also pursuing new approaches to corporate culture and team leadership. The staff – now numbering 140 employees – works remotely, organized as a decentralized team.
Writing a book is the dream of many. But romantic as it sounds, the process is not. If you are tempted, here are the lessons we learned, from rookie mistakes to practical tips. And if you're not interested in writing, you might still like to know how the book publishing world works (including royalty rates and costs).
Social capital and social networks are becoming increasingly important in today’s economy at large, and for individuals within organisations. For my MSc dissertation in Organisational Psychology, I researched how newcomers transition into a self-managing organisation (Lee & Edmondson, 2017), an organisation where authority is decentralised and classic manager-subordinate relationships are absent.
It’s all about your people. Now more than ever. But in knee-jerk reactions to the coronavirus many companies are laying off large numbers. I want to shout out to the shareholder-value managers driven by their spreadsheets: “This is not only inhumane. It is bad for your business!”. Why? It will harm your company. Companies that treat their people best in bad times emerged as winners in the past.
"Nothing reveals character like a crisis." We wrote this recently and, as predicted, during the Corona crisis, companies revealed their true colors. Recently, we highlighted the bad. So let's turn to the good, and highlight organizations that not only talk about putting people first, but also walk their talk. Let's applaud those that put their money where their mouth is in difficult times.
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