Video Q&A + Pre-Orders Open NOW
In 48 hours, we launch the Dutch version of the Corporate Rebels book. To celebrate, we're doing a short and snappy video series on your most pressing questions.
The times are a changing
And they challenge all of us to adapt rapidly to the Corona virus. No-one knows for sure what will happen tomorrow.
Of course, we would love to celebrate the book launch in a totally different way. But it’s not the time for the elaborate book launch we had planned. On the other hand, it’s never been a better time to reflect—on how we work, how we can do it better, and how we can leverage this crisis to build better organizations.
Yuval Noah Harari put it eloquently in the Financial Times:
"Humankind is now facing a global crisis. Perhaps the biggest crisis of our generation. The decisions people and governments take in the next few weeks will probably shape the world for years to come. They will shape not just our healthcare systems but also our economy, politics and culture. We must act quickly and decisively. We should also take into account the long-term consequences of our actions. When choosing between alternatives, we should ask ourselves not only how to overcome the immediate threat, but also what kind of world we will inhabit once the storm passes. Yes, the storm will pass, humankind will survive, most of us will still be alive — but we will inhabit a different world."
Never waste a good crisis
The same holds for employers and employees. Could we leverage this crisis to make the world of work, and therefore society, better?
Hopefully, the book will offer some desperately needed inspiration. Case studies of workplace pioneers show how companies have already adopted radically different ways of working—ways that are more purposeful, trusting, and responsible.
Could we leverage this crisis to make the world of work, and therefore society, better?
The Dutch version of the "Corporate Rebels" book hits stores in our home country in 48 hours - on Tuesday 31 March 2020. If you pre-order right now, it will be shipped to your quarantine location as soon as possible.
Pre-order via these links:
The book will also be available at retailers such as Bruna, Ako, and many others. If you prefer the English version of the book, visit the newly developed Corporate Rebels book page.
The planned activities of book launch week have been cancelled due to the virus. Instead, we're running a short and sweet Q&A video series.
Participation is simple:
- Drop your question in the comments below 👇 or share it through Instagram (tag @corporate_rebels);
- Follow us via our Instagram account;
- During the week, we'll post our answers through Instagram stories.
Ask us anything
Yes, anything! From book publishing to blogging, from researching to running our company.
The most fun question will be recognised with a free book. So, ask your rebellious questions 👇👇👇!
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I'm reading the book in English, as we speak. Couldn't wait for the dutch version :-) Question: In my work I am often confronted with the differences between public and private organizations. Do you see a difference in the way organizations deal with the "8 trends" due to the specific industry they are part of? Is there a different drive for change or not?
Some jobs and some sectors are more open to having fun at work.
If you are a standup comedian in the light entertainment industry, presumably it’s a little easier to make your work fun than if you are a nurse in intensive care without essential equipment treating Coronavirus patients.
There is a similar movement in the U.K. but with a focus on well being called a Good Day at work.
There is also a dark side to many industries. Did any of those assaulted by Harvey Weinstein find any opportunities for either fun or a good day at work.
I’m in favour of more fun but it can be an uphill struggle in some jobs.
Hey guys, love the book and love what you're doing .... I wanted to ask:
You talk about pioneering and pioneering things people do and achieve? What I would like to ask is, how can that be measured? What type of metrics can you wrap around pioneering or who can you report back statics of how you have been or achieve something pioneering?
My question is, how do we start implementing all this ideas and use the inspiration from all the great stories ? If you start a business or lead an organisation you are in charge, but what if you're "just" an employee or some lead or middle management, where do you start ? Laloux even says don't start or you'll get frustrated. That's about the only part of his book reinventing organisations I can't agree with, what are your tips for someone who wants to change things, from whatever position he/she is in ?
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.