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Out of curiosity: which ideas, practices, myths, challenges, opportunities do you want Corporate Rebels to address in any future blog posts?
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I guess the first step is to not look at the company as an entity but as a group of people. And to analyze and map the personal agendas of those in charge or that have great influence.
I once was told: if something isn’t working, and hasn’t been working for a while, it’s probably working very well for somebody.
A part from generic issues regarding resistance to change, as well as those regarding lack of leadership skills, I am finding that personal agendas at the too are a huge maker or breaker of the deal.
In other words I’d look for someone (and only by consequence some company, because their leading it), that is in the right mindset to listen and enact the change.
Bottom-up can have mild results, but without top-down sponsorship, the effect you can have outside of your reach/authority is limited. At least it was in my experience in two 200.000 employee companies operating in the complexity of automotive product development.
In our always-on, instantly gratifying, perpetually productive, and consumptive culture — there has been little room to reflect on our feelings. That is until we were forced to stop. Our thoughts and emotions won’t be kept under the hood any longer. The cultural lexicon is transforming right before our eyes as we let go of what was, and welcome what can be.
"What if we don’t want return-hungry investors as shareholders in our company?" This is a question we often get asked, especially at flourishing start-ups. They are afraid that money motivated investors will harm their progressive, mission-driven companies. Are there other, more sustainable, investment options? Yes! Take the case of BuurtzorgT and Purpose Evergreen Capital. They show an alternative way to deal with investors.
For months—maybe even years—we have talked about an online Corporate Rebels Academy. But, with our busy schedules and travels, we always found an excuse to not start this journey. Then the corona crisis changed everything. We cancelled most of our trips, cleared our agendas for months to come, and found ourselves with time to work on things that were overdue. This included our very own online Corporate Rebels Academy.