Tips for a more comprehensive and viable business view. 2017 has been a year where committing to a more sustainable future benefitted a variety of brands and companies. Not only did it boost instant popularity, it has also been a deliberate long term strategy. And for good reasons. Although one can say that the majority … Continue reading Beyond business: sustainable boost for 2018
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!
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
The creative class. He calls it “the rise of the creative class”. American economist and social scientist Richard Florida means that people working within the creative industries are the key driving force to future economic development. And this class is not only comprising designers and people in the advertising industry; it encompasses jobs “whose economic … Continue reading – Creativity is the new economy
Whaaaat…? Yup, that’s exactly what the writer Felix Morgan is saying, in his article on the magnificent website Holstee.com. In essence, Morgan states that setting some boundaries of routines can punch your creativity forward. In other words, routines may aid your mind to being creative. As Morgan writes, having some personal routines that are done on a … Continue reading Get creative through routines
Huh? The hospitality industry has nothing to do with my line of work, you might think. Well. If your work entails working alongside with other people: Think again. And continue to read. So, how can hospitality, which most of us only associate with hotels and restaurants be the key to great team building? If you think about … Continue reading 6 simple hospitality tricks to boost teamwork
No limitations, full creative freedom, blank pages. You might just think this is the perfect start for your project to reach full potential. And this is where you might be wrong. Traditionally, you left the people that needed to be creative completely alone, in order for them to “work their magic”. You wouldn’t want to … Continue reading Aiding creativity through constraint
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
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?