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+
Work is solving other people’s problems. Most progressive companies on our Bucket List think they do that best when structured as networks of teams, rather than hierarchical pyramids. Teams in radically decentralized networks are often self-managed and highly autonomous. And these teams are often very small. They rarely consist of more than 15 people. But why are self-managed teams in these networks typically so small? There are very good reasons.
We sent out our first newsletter nearly 5 years ago—around the end of 2015. We had just quit our corporate jobs to embark on this crazy adventure called Corporate Rebels. A lot has happened since then! But one thing that hasn’t changed: our newsletter. And it's about bloody time to do so....
Last month, I revisited 'Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind' by Yuval Noah Harari, and ´Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World - and Why Things Are Better Than You Think' by the late Hans Rosling. They reminded me why we need to make work more fun—via a movement built to fight for that. Let me explain.
8 months ago, our Head of Media handed in his resignation. Cue the madness of writing job ads, trawling through applications, trying to recruit for attitude and find the right cultural fit. But then I stopped to think. Hang on a minute...
Despite its hard-to-pronounce name, Buurtzorg has attracted plenty of interest from UK health and care organisations over the years. Yet even for the most committed it has – thus far – proven to be difficult to fully adopt the model. I believe there are four crucial challenges at play which must be addressed in order for the sector to benefit from the model’s great promise.
Racial inequality is deeply embedded in the USA, Australia and elsewhere. As the world of work continues to transform rapidly, we urgently need to equip all in society to participate and benefit. This means understanding the barriers and helping people navigate through them to self-determination and prosperity.
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