Why wonderful meetings make an amazing culture Meetings are one of the most critical, yet overlooked areas of company culture LEARN MORE The Challenges That Come With Transparency Considerations when providing open access to information. LEARN MORE 100% Proven Strategy to Improve Organizational Culture in a Hybrid Work Environment Building a discipline around collaboration is going to be crucial to developing a productive hybrid operating model and culture.
LEARN MORE Hybrid Work Leadership - Why The Doers Shine & The Talkers Don't In-office leadership is very different from hybrid and remote work leadership LEARN MORE Want To Know How The Pandemic Changed Your Company Culture? Finding the balance between empathy and performance LEARN MORE Scale Your Hybrid Work Solution - Online Course Coming Soon Hybrid work is too important to not have a plan LEARN MORE Do People Shape Culture Or Does The Culture Shape The People? It depends... LEARN MORE 9 Hybrid Work Challenges Every Leader Must Face Leaders are going to have to rethink how they lead - here's why LEARN MORE Why culture development is now a top 3 leadership priority You can't ignore your culture any longer LEARN MORE 12 leadership tips for building an effective hybrid work culture. As we progress towards the post-pandemic world of hybrid work, it is critical that business leaders understand that the future of work requires an operating system reboot. LEARN MORE Growth stage What type of CEO are you when it comes to company culture? There are 5 types of CEO when it comes to company culture, but only one you should aspire to be. LEARN MORE Cool content How to implement a 'hybrid work' culture for your team Wondering how to implement a hybrid office culture? Luckily I've researched it for my new book, and spoken to leaders who are already excelling at it, so I've pulled together a process for how to implement a hybrid office. LEARN MORE Cool content The Butt Naked CEO Webinar CEOs relied on their office space to develop their company’s culture, and now they’re finding it’s all falling apart remotely. LEARN MORE How 165 Startups Are Adapting To Work-From-Home How leaders are adapting to forced remote working LEARN MORE Cool content Cracking The Code Of Remote Working: Lessons From The Future Of Work Building and managing remote teams isn't easy. Andreas Klinger the Head of Remote for AnegelList shares lessons learned. LEARN MORE Growth stage How To Create A Website With The X Factor: The SalesLoft Example Your website should do more than attract customers. Learn how SalesLoft use their website to help win the war for talent LEARN MORE Scale What Boeing Has Taught Us About Not Neglecting Company Culture How Boeing dropped the ball and transformed their culture into a liability LEARN MORE What You Can Learn From The Facebook Culture Crisis? How Mark Zuckerberg lost control of his company's culture LEARN MORE Cool content Why You Must Foster Trust If You Are To Create A Compelling Company Culture The critical factor that determines the extent to which a team will be high performers: psychological safety LEARN MORE Early stage Startup due diligence begins with your cofounder(s) The potential pitfalls of cofounding a company LEARN MORE Creating A Compelling Company Culture? Pay Attention To What ISN'T Being Said. Listen to what is not being said to understanding what your company culture LEARN MORE Early stage Why You Should Think Carefully About Hiring Based On Likeability Should you hire people like you or not? LEARN MORE Cool content Are You A Deliberately Developmental Leader? Here's Why You Should Be. The four fundamental principles to being a deliberately developmental leader LEARN MORE How We Sense Company Culture And Why It Matters The reason why we want to buy from, work for or support certain companies LEARN MORE Cool content Employ Millennials? Here's Why You Should NOT Try To Retain Them Millennials. Just like every generation before them, they are different, but there are smart ways to work with them LEARN MORE Cool content Netflix Is Not the Problem: In Defense of Strong Organizational Cultures A recent analysis of Netflix's culture fails to mention that none of the critiques should be news to Netflix employees. LEARN MORE Cool content Why Every Business Needs a Culture Deck -- And How to Create One A strong, well-designed culture deck becomes an extremely effective tool in communicating exactly how the company operates, giving the people insight into the company's mission, values, vision and purpose. LEARN MORE Cool content Netflix's Company Culture Is Not For Everybody And That's Exactly How It Should Be Reed Hastings and his company Netflix are not the first culture-driven organization to catch flak for their strong culture. In this article for Forbes I explore a recent article Shalini Ramachandran and Joe Flint of The Wall Street Journal interviewed 70 current and former Netflix employees, picking apart the culture describing the environment as “ruthless, demoralizing and transparent to the point of dysfunctional.” LEARN MORE Early stage 6 Powerful Tools To Drive Your Company Culture Forward Potent company culture is built on the foundation of shared values. Whether they are explicitly defined or not, shared values are the DNA of every company. At a fundamental level, they drive the behavior of the individuals that make up your team. Surfacing and defining your values is the first step to effectively leading your business and developing a strong and healthy company culture. LEARN MORE Growth stage It's Always Reassuring To Know How To Knee A Man In The Groin Dame Stephanie “Steve” Shirley CH DBE FREng FBCS is an entrepreneur turned ardent philanthropist. An IT tech pioneer, she started her first company Freelance Programmers in 1962 with a capital of just £6 and built it into a software development powerhouse. LEARN MORE Growth stage How To Build A Culture Of Trust In A Large Remote Team In interview Tamara Littleton the founder & CEO of The Social Element (formerly Emoderation) is an award-winning social media management agency with a global reach, remote team and fascinating culture. LEARN MORE Growth stage How Lazy Is Your Recruitment Process? As a Forbes contributor I write about the difference between hiring for values fit vs culture fit LEARN MORE Cool content Get $3 Billion Big By Staying Small (Part III) Lessons from WL Gore & Associates, the original “Culture-Driven” Company (Part lll) LEARN MORE Cool content Get $3 Billion Big By Staying Small (Part II) Lessons from WL Gore & Associates, the original “Culture-Driven” Company (Part ll) LEARN MORE Cool content A collection of more than 200 books on company culture and their covers Paying it forward - the web's largest collection of books on company culture and their front covers LEARN MORE Cool content The Do’s and Don’ts of writing effective Vision and Mission Statements How to write your company mission and vision statement — and why it matters LEARN MORE Growth stage Giving Remote Control: how to build and scale a remote start-up From idea to 60,000 beta signups in just six months
From beta to €1million annual recurring revenue (ARR) in another six
ARR of €10million in less than three years LEARN MORE Early stage Why would you let your employees choose their own salaries? Companies like Semco, Buffer, Squaremouth, SumAll and WholeFoods have shown that making previously confidential information like salaries available to employees can counterintuitively drive up engagement and positively impact a company’s culture. LEARN MORE Cool content What lumbering giants like GE & Microsoft do to adapt and change their corporate cultures How do you drive a culture with hundreds of thousands of employees LEARN MORE Scale Get Big ($3 Billion Big) By Staying Small (Part I) Lessons from WL Gore & Associates, the original "Culture First" Company LEARN MORE Cool content Two sweet spots for when startups should implement company culture You can start to define your company culture at any time in the company's life cycle. LEARN MORE Cool content The very best company culture decks on the web Explore how companies like Netflix, Facebook, Etsy, Spotify and Buffer use their culture decks as a tool to describe their unique culture and embed their values, mission, vision and purpose into their organisations LEARN MORE Growth stage The Usain Bolt of Organisations: Behind the Scenes at Next Jump, a Deliberately Developmental Organisation (Part I) In 2016, a team of Harvard professors published An Everyone Culture citing Next Jump as 1 of 3 companies globally that represent the future of work – what they call: Deliberately Developmental Organizations (or DDOs for short). LEARN MORE Scale How transparency helped time:matters build a culture that never really felt like work LEARN MORE Growth stage "If you do the same things everyone else is doing, you’re hiring average candidates." How creating a unique hiring process ensures you hire the best people LEARN MORE Events Techsylvania 2017 - Great people, great content, great city and a really great time. What more could you want from a tech event? LEARN MORE Early stage Don’t fuck up the culture... wasn’t what we were expecting to hear from someone who just gave us $150M! LEARN MORE Events Company Culture Workshop AirBnB vs Uber - which company culture are you forming? Ensure your company culture is an asset and not a liability LEARN MORE Growth stage I want to join a company that…. If I was looking for a job right now what would I want to see from the ideal company? LEARN MORE Early stage From Subconscious to Conscious Startup Values Mohamed AlTantawy's Medium post on how the Agolo team implemented the CultureGene workshop tools and defined their company's values. LEARN MORE Growth stage “Take 3 weeks’ vacation or you're fired!” Mark Organ sold Eloqua, his first company for £871m. Here he talks about the culture mistakes he made at Eloqua and how he is rectifying them at Influitive. LEARN MORE Growth stage Happy living for everyone… except the British! How Maarten Roerink built Guidion from 25 to 1500 people in 9 years LEARN MORE Law A very different type of law firm "We try to create an environment where we respect everyone as individuals and try to treat everyone based on their needs." LEARN MORE Early stage How biophilic is your office? What is the impact of biophilic design, what options are there to include biophilic design in your office and why is it so important to do so? LEARN MORE Announcements “Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast” breakfast event review Review of the "Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast" breakfast event co-hosted with Silicon Valley Bank LEARN MORE Early stage The value you get from kissing frogs "If you are joining the company in your 20s, unlike when I joined, you're going to learn to code. It doesn't matter whether you are in sales, finance or operations. You may not end up being a programmer, but you will know how to code." Jeff Immelt, GE CEO LEARN MORE PR & Comms How to avoid hiring sociopaths and why the customer is not always right Hiring senior executives is quite a challenge in our industry as they, more often than not, have already learnt the bad habits and working practices that we avoid at Ballou PR. LEARN MORE Scale The "culture advantage" and how to build a rock star team with no budget Unlock the “culture advantage” by tapping into your team’s discretionary mental capacity and time. LEARN MORE Announcements "Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast" breakfast event A fireside chat, panel discussion and presentation on company culture co-hosted with Silicon Valley Bank LEARN MORE Scale How does a start-up company become a perpetual learning machine? The 6 parts required to build your company into a perpetual learning machine LEARN MORE Growth stage Winnow takes a bite out of Apple’s playbook. How "Purpose" helps to develop a tangible advantage when it comes to employee happiness and commitment, hiring, fund raising, working with customers and developing business partnerships LEARN MORE Scale On the culture of anti-culture: No wankers and no bastards! According to John Thompson the CEO there was a definitive moment in the company where he could tell that dysfunction had started to build up and they needed to invoke a change. LEARN MORE Scale HIRING SLOW, FIRING FAST - how to get the most from your company’s probation period I have never come across any company that applies the rigor and discipline to solving the probation period problem the way AudioBooks does. LEARN MORE Early stage Preparing for the TechStars pressure cooker by investing in culture. 9/10 startups do not have a clearly defined culture, yet AssetVault decided to work on their culture almost from day one. LEARN MORE Early stage What, according to Sheryl Sandberg, is “probably the most important document ever to come out of the valley” and why? How Hubble used a values based hiring methodology to scale their team from 8 to 18 in three months. LEARN MORE Growth stage “Culture is so important, it can make or break your business” Your team are listening and watching carefully to see if what you say, do, and how you behave, match the values that your company espouses. LEARN MORE Early stage When entering the building, what percentage of themselves do your employees have to leave outside? It is not possible for a person, whose values are not aligned with the company's, to deliver ultra high performance. LEARN MORE Growth stage The importance of Purpose and why your start-up needs one. Companies who clearly articulate their purpose enjoy higher growth rates and higher levels of success. LEARN MORE Early stage The challenges of embedding your company culture in a global multi-office start-up Misha Gopaul led a merger to create Fabric Technologies and discusses what he learnt from that process and how he applies those learnings in his current business FATMAP. LEARN MORE Early stage ‘It was quite therapeutic getting a better understanding of what we are as a company’ Paul Archer set a world record by driving around the world in a black cab. In this interview he explain how he defined his company values after a workshop I help in London. LEARN MORE Early stage What if your people are not your greatest asset? How the "odd" concept of borrowing someone else's dog has grown into a significant business with hundreds of thousands of very happy customers! LEARN MORE Early stage Hiring vs Marriage - Would you marry someone after spending just 8 hours with them? Rob O'Donovan discusses what the company does to embed the culture at CharlieHR. LEARN MORE Growth stage Maslow Revisited – The Startup Hierarchy of Needs How Maslow's hierarchy of needs can be applied to startups and how Skimlinks delivers self-actualisation for its people. LEARN MORE