Tough Lessons Learned on Giving and Receiving Feedback

In this article outlines why feedback is not only needed as a vital process in a company but a true act of kindness towards team members. It shares some of the methods Leo Widrich, co-founder of Buffer, learned for giving and receiving feedback.

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Written by Leo Widrich, published by Buffer Open

What’s Going On With Employee Empowerment?

Even the largest, most hierarchical organizations, like the military and global multinationals, are seeing the need to create practices of empowerment and distributed decision making that will keep the company nimble and innovating, and make the organization more resilient. Whether this ultimately gets to a “bossless” state of self-management for most companies is unlikely, but there is mounting evidence that the movement towards greater empowerment is both necessary and inevitable.

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Written Edwin Jansen, published on Medium

The No Excuses Culture

This article is outlining a way to build a department that can be counted on to deliver by establishing a “No excuses” culture.

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Written by Steve Blank, published on thinkgrowth

Aaron Dignan: Digital Isn’t Software, It’s A Mindset

Aaron Dignan talks through how companies can have the right mindset to thrive in the future: It’s good to have a purpose, a process to support it, the right people, and (most importantly) these need to combined to make products that serve a community larger than any employee or organization.

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Watch 53 min video, published by 99U

Why The Command-And-Control Mindset Is Killing Your Company

The era in which the command-and-control approach would bring you immense success have long gone. Instead, there’s a strong need to adapt as fast as possible to increasingly complex working conditions. Efficiency has to make place for engagement and adaptability.

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Written and published by Corporate Rebels

Engineering A Culture Of Psychological Safety

Being thoughtless about people’s feelings and experiences can shut them down. Where this is the case for a longer period of time, the people on the team will feel unsafe. Unsafe teams can deliver for short periods of time, provided they can focus on goals and ignore interpersonal problems. But eventually, unsafe teams will break or underperform drastically because people can’t introduce change. Learn in this article how to build psychological safety into teams for more engagement and sustained performance.

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Written by John Looney, published on Inside Intercom blog

Engineering A Culture Of Psychological Safety

Being thoughtless about people’s feelings and experiences can shut them down. When this is the case continuously people will feel emotionally unsafe. Unsafe teams can deliver for short periods of time, provided they can focus on goals and ignore interpersonal problems. But eventually, unsafe teams will break or underperform drastically because people can’t introduce change. Learn in this article how to build psychological safety into teams for higher engagement and sustained performance.

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Written by John Looney, published on Inside Intercom blog

What I Hear When You Tell Me Your Company Doesn’t Do Meetings

Getting rid of meetings is not a management revolution. Meetings  are discussions between colleagues about the work to be done and the reasons for doing it . They are important. But just because they’re important doesn’t mean they organize themselves.

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Written by Jonathan Nightingale, published on Medium

Why Company Culture Is Crucial

Dharmesh Shah, co-founder and CTO at the marketing and sales software firm HubSpot, distills the company’s 128-slide presentation on company culture down to its essence, describing it as a business’s “operating system” that lets people do their best work. Shah says entrepreneurs must create a company culture they love, because one will eventually emerge no matter what.

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How To Unlearn

We’re caught in between the structures of the future, which are still self-assembling, and the structures of the past, which are being disassembled. When it comes to getting things done, what we think we know about the how the world works is not always useful. To keep things moving, we have no choice but to unlearn. Here is how to do that.

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Written by Betch Comstock, published on NewCoShift