Don’t just give them a paycheck – give them a purpose!

Attract and retain the part of the workforce who largely aligns company goals with their own. Research shows that employees who perceive their company to have a ”strong sense of purpose” also report high levels of company satisfaction. Amongst Millennial workers, this seems to be of outmost importance. According to Deliotte’s Millennial Survey of 2015, the … Continue reading Don’t just give them a paycheck – give them a purpose!

Why external knowledge is vital for company success

Mark these two words: Absorptive capacity. Without it, you risk losing out. If you want to succeed with creativity or innovation, staying open to knowledge outside your company can be key. Blending familiar and novel elements increases your chances of success, and external knowledge/ideas/input can be just what you need to arrive at something worthwhile … Continue reading Why external knowledge is vital for company success

Collaboration overload

Too much teamwork can be bad for your business. Rob Cross, Reb Rebele and Adam Grant spent two decades researching the damaging effects of collaboration. How much time do you spend in meetings, answering emails and being on the phone? In some companies, it amounts to more than 80 % of one’s day. That leaves little … Continue reading Collaboration overload