This ongoing process ultimately leads us to mitigate foreseeable inconsistencies, inefficiencies, and disorders which may undermine our efforts to keep our kite flying higher and higher.
"It’s easy in business to forget and start to believe that what we’re here to do is turn a profit and make money." — Mark Canlis, co-owner of Canlis
Storytelling must start as an internal strategy first.
And no, I'm not (just) talking about ping pong tables and beer kegs on Fridays...
Sometimes when these things are absent we notice right away. Yet, other times (read: more often) the absence or atrophy of these things is a slow decay and erosion of a positive and edifying organizational culture.
Here is a shortlist of things an organization can work on to cultivate a positive team culture full of life and growth...
Paradoxically, a culture of discipline and organization—with limits and constraints—creates the space for your team to produce its most creative, matterful work. Your ability to organize effectively gives room for good things to run wild.
When the rest of the tech world values remote and de-centralized working arrangement, we value having a sense of place. Here's a few reasons why having your team in one place may be your best bet yet.
The Thermostat chooses to set the tone — elevating the conversation, the climate, the culture, and (even) the competition. And in doing so sets a new standard, a new tone.
The Thermometer simply conforms to, reflects and follows the culture it is in.
Which will you be?
Trust in your creativity and resourcefulness in finding the “both/and” over the "either/or."