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March 15, 2019 in Culture

A Guide to Building Agile Culture

We've just published the results of our workplace culture research entitled A guide on the importance of building an agile culture and you can download it free here. An organisation is only as good as its people. But people are motivated by the organisation’s culture as that's what drives the…
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Tools of the trade

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How to build a Growth Team

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Building a new growth team is hard. You have to figure out the macro organizational issues – how it fits in with marketing, product, and other functions – as well as the micro, like how to measure the success of these teams. Andrew Chen explains with lessons from Uber, Hubspot,…
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Remote working playbook

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How the world's largest all-remote company manages teams and workflows. Understand the key steps every remote worker and manager should take now. Get tried and tested tactics for building remote fluency in your organization. The most comprehensive remote work guide available, no strings attached and 100% free to use. Download…
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Culture Canvas

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Culture Canvas is a simple tool that allows you to use Culture as context in different decision-making scenarios. Us it when; When designing a new product or service. When closing divisions, leaving industries, retiring a products/services. When creating a new internal team or division. When merging with or acquiring another…
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Audio snippets

Yvon Chouinard started Patagonia (known for its environmental focus) to make climbing gear he couldn’t find elsewhere. Over decades of growth, he has implemented a unique philosophy about business, leadership and profit. Yvon Chouinard (born November 9, 1938) is an American rock climber, environmentalist, and outdoor industry billionaire businessman, a surfer, kayaker, and falconer and is particularly fond of tenkara fly-fishing.

Conflict with colleagues is inevitable. The goal is not to eliminate it; it’s to handle it better. There’s a whole science of managing individual and team conflicts, and it suggests that we don’t have to agree to disagree. We need to start by understanding what our clashes are actually about—because often, we’re not arguing about what we THINK we’re arguing about at all.

The second part of a two-hour live Q&A on remote work that Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson held last week. Part 2 covers questions about interruptions, mental health, hardware and software tools, and building culture as a remote company.

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Books worth reading

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Reinventing Organisations

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Frederic Laloux's Reinventing Organizations is considered by many to be the most influential management book of the last decade. It has inspired thousands of organizations throughout the world to take a radical leap and adopt a whole different set of management principles and practices. Amazon UK | Amazon USA
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No Rules Rules: Netflix and the Culture of Reinvention

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When Reed Hastings founded Netflix, he developed a corporate philosophy and a set of management principles which would make Netflix one of the most inventive companies in the world. Drawing on hundreds of interviews with current Netflix employees and never-before-told stories from his own career, Hastings elaborates on these controversial…
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The Toyota Engagement Equation

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Businesses have tried to replicate Toyota’s success, but few have succeeded long term, failing to realise that TPS calls for a fundamentally different way of thinking. The formula for Lean success! As Toyota veterans the authors reveal how to build continuous improvement into your company’s DNA. Step by step, you’ll…
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