The Workplace Revolution: Happy Employees, Bosses and Clowns
As explorers of radically engaging workplaces, we try to read all notable articles published on the topic. We read them, we rank them and we share them.
We share the most insightful ones. The ones that are vital content to fuel the global movement for better work. They inspired us and we hope they inspire you as well.
Here are our top 5 picks of this month. This should be your monthly workplace inspiration. Enjoy!
Happy employees, satisfied customers
The link between Glassdoor reviews and customer satisfaction.
By Daniel Zhao & Dr. Andrew Chamberlain.
My boss lets me set my own salary
"Cecilla Manduca works at a firm where each staff members gets to decide their own pay."
By Felicity Hannah.
An entrepreneurial, ecosystem enabling organization
"What's emerging from understanding Haier Group."
By Simone Cicero.
New Zealand: Man brings clown to redundancy meeting
"When copy writer Josh Thompson received an ominous email from his bosses asking to discuss his role at the company, he knew he was facing redundancy."
How to deal with an abusive boss
(Quartz at Work)
"Bully tactics don't work."
By Chris Woolston.
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Ford's management model became the most influential one in the early 20th century. It embraced the possibilities enabled by the assembly line. This was followed by the General Motors' model (i.e. the multidivisional firm), and later by Toyota's model (i.e. Lean). More recently, electronic technologies (like computers and the Internet) have enabled the rise of the global 'Agile movement' with Spotify's model as the poster child. But now, with more and more IoT technologies, what will become the most influential management model of the future?
Maria Popova writes, “The history of the world is the history of telling others who and what we are—from tribal markings to national flags to family crests to pronoun-specifying email signatures.” How we choose to tell our stories—and what artifacts we choose to highlight—alters the way we hear our past, experience our present, and create our future.
Just over 5 years ago we quit our corporate jobs to start Corporate Rebels. Our mission was simple: to make work more fun. And it hasn’t changed. Five years later, it’s fair to ask: "Where do we now stand in the workplace revolution"?