At Asana, the collaboration software startup from Facebook cofounder Dustin Moskovitz and Justin Rosenstein, the culture is designed to be "transparent 'til it hurts." Here's how to replicate it for pain-free productivity.
News Flash - innovation, growth and development cannot occur by pretending we live in a world that has long since passed us by. Leading in the 21st Century affords no safe haven for 20th Century thinkers.
Who would dispute the idea that feedback is a good thing? Both common sense and research make it clear: Formative assessment, consisting of lots of feedback and opportunities to use that feedback, enhances performance and achievement.
Conventional wisdom says that when it comes to managing a company, we need organizations to be highly ordered, with a strong and well-defined structure, plus rules and regulations, led by a strong boss.But what if that's wrong?
What are the differences between a happy employee and a disengaged one? Many. Not only are there differences in attitude and performance, but there are definite differences in their value to your company.
Are you losing money because your employees aren't fully engaged? Check out these proven ideas for getting your staff to give you their best.
Jean-Philippe D'HALLUIN's insight:
From text : "the greatest untapped source of wealth and potential in any organization is all those people who have chosen on that particular day not to bring their imagination to work, not to bring their passion to work, not to bring their initiative to work … and the capabilities that we need most of our employees, their imagination, initiative … are exactly the capabilities that are most difficult to command. You cannot tell someone to show initiative or to be creative … those are literally gifts that people choose to bring into work every day or they don’t."
What are the biggest challenges facing your company today? Are they the financial collapse, global recession, reshaping the existing business model and strategic priorities, or changing technology paradigms covering mobile, social and cloud?
People in a formal leadership position often fail on having an impact on a culture contributing to obtain the desired results of the organization. Using 3 simple principles, leaders can begin a culture transformation.
+Penny Power says in her book “Know me, like me, follow me”: In the 21st century people are rebelling against control ….to have followers you need to have the right intention and care deeply about the success of others… Having followers is the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow ….
Your ability to be followed will depend on your ability to be a “leader”. Not a leader in the traditional sense, this is not about leading a team, but leading a movement and a set of thoughts. Leadership has to be earned, you are placed in this role by those who follow you, not because you say “I am a leader.”
Recruiting good people into your team is just the first talent management hurdle that you have to cross as a startup entrepreneur. After this comes the Herculean task of motivating and retaining your team.
Employee engagement is good - let's move on ... by Paul Hebert
Jean-Philippe D'HALLUIN's insight:
From text : "The value of engagement is yesterday’s news. Let’s put a fork in it and move on to the main course and design a plan that will move your organization from one of knowing you need engagement to one that HAS employee engagement."