9 Tips for Creating a Remote Working Culture

Remote work ranks up there with one of the coolest perks a company offers. But making remote work successful requires effort on both sides. This article presents a checklist with the key components that make remote work possible.

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Written by Jeremy Cothran, published on Small Improvements Blog

How To Maintain A Feedback Culture In A Fast Growing Company

One of the most difficult things companies face when they begin to grow is how they can continue to maintain their culture, in spite of a high influx of new employees. This article by Impraise presents 5 ways to institutionalize feedback into the company in order for it to stick and continue as a cultural strength of the organization.

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Published on the Impraise blog

How Spotify Balances Employee Autonomy And Accountability

Spotify’s unusual combination of squads, tribes, chapters, and guilds is the organizational infrastructure that underlies the company’s operating model. At first reading, it might sound like just another way to define a conventional organizational matrix in Millennial- and digital-friendly terms. But a closer examination reveals just how different the model really is and why it seems to work so well.

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Written by Michael Mankins and Eric Garton, published by HBR

Radical Candor — The Surprising Secret to Being a Good Boss

Guidance — praise and criticism — is the key to being a good boss and building a great team. This interactive session from Goal Summit 2016 will help you understand why feedback is so hard, and how you can get better at giving it, getting it and encouraging it on your team. Presented by author and advisor to Twitter and Dropbox, Kim Malone Scott.

Watch 22 minute talk by Kim Scott, Co-Founder at Candor, Ex-Googler, published by FreshBooks University

Create A Purpose Driven Workplace

A talk by Adam Smiley on what it takes to create meaning. Very entertaining talk with a strong message about finding meaning at work. Even more entertaining if you watch at 1.5x speed.

Watch 32 minute talk by Adam Smiley Poswolsky, published by Culture Summit

How Many Interviews Does It Take To Hire A Googler?

To cut down on time to hire, Google’s staffing team examined past interview data and determined that four interviews was enough to make a reliable hiring decision.

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Written by Shannon Shaper, published by re:Work

Purpose In A Complex World

This article is an advanced piece on teal organizational design and themes. The article presents a discussion of some of the growing pains and tensions felt by many organizations that are on the journey to adopting teal ways of organizational functioning. In particular it brings to the forefront and that moving away from single points of leadership towards teams of people leading, creating, challenging each other, thinking together, and tapping into unexpected genius of the larger organizational system is what will enable us to meet the complexity and uncertainty of our current world.

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Written by Usha Gubbala for August’s publication on Medium

What Sets Successful CEOs Apart

The authors’ research findings presented in this article and their experience suggest that when leaders who aspire to the CEO’s office deliberately develop four specific behaviors, they dramatically raise the odds that they’ll become high-performing chief executives.

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Written by Elena Botelho, Kim Powell, pubslihed by HBR

Why Open Offices Are Bad For Us

Numerous companies have embraced the open office. But research that we’re 15% less productive, we have immense trouble concentrating and we’re twice as likely to get sick in open working spaces, has contributed to a growing backlash against open offices.

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Written by Bryan Borzykowski, published by BBC

Everyone Knows HR Is Broken: Here’s How To Fix It

HR professionals become extremely valuable in companies as they can help turn the management’s vision for the organization into reality. having a strong set of values and management support empowers the HR team to actually bring about impactful organization change, whether that’s creating new policies or firing bad apples.

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Written by Elizabeth Segra, published on Fast Company