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 you should trust your gut in complex decision making

Imagine a judge sentencing someone to prison and afterwards saying: “I just went with my hunch”. Jaws would drop to the floor. And in this case, and line of work, you’re supposed to back up your decisions and conclusions with systematic analysis and conscious thought. In fact, in most professions this is what you’re supposed to … Continue reading Why you should trust your gut in complex decision making

Quality hotel with a twist

Good Hotel Amsterdam in the Netherlands is a premium pop-up hotel with a different business model. From their website:  We’re not a charity. We’re a business. But instead of putting our profits into our bank account, we re-invest them into our businesses, people and into eduction. You’ll get a great room, good food and a nice experience, … Continue reading Quality hotel with a twist

Who are the top 20 Business Women in Northern Europe?

Nordic Business Forum, a business development company, has published their list of premier women in business. Why am I excited? Well. Firstly, because women are increasingly gaining respect as top managers and key staff. Secondly, because I was lucky to receive a phone call from Hans-Peter Siefen in Helsinki, asking if I (and the Oslo Chamber … Continue reading Who are the top 20 Business Women in Northern Europe?