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Open-book Management will be revolutionary in the modern workplace

Oh oh. At mostly, we’re likely doing this. Open book management (OBM). Our mostly employees are grownups – we’ll begin with the end in mind and allow them to see how ‘hard’ it is to keep a penny in the business. We’ll be transparent on where we spend it and how much we earn too….

Trust and motivation

In our (David and my) compelling but terribly dry literature review on organisational culture theories we write about the concepts trust and motivation. Alignment & Autonomy A great matrix from Spotify available on YouTube if you search for “engineering culture”. Thanks to Alastair Taylor of Booking.com for providing the signposts to it. Does your organisation give lots of freedom but with little communication or…

Trust mostly

As the first one into a company, you get the fun task of attempting to win clients’ hearts-and-minds, as well as turning your hand to the drier tasks of writing a #business plan and a culture deck. I jest, that’s actually alright too. Taking a page out of Netflix ‘s book for a few things when defining “the mostly…

Humanocracy

“Bureaucratic organizations are inertial, incremental, and dispiriting. In a bureaucracy, the power to initiate change is vested in a few senior leaders…” The word “bureaucracy” like “horsepower” is considered by many a relic and outdated. But still prevalent… Great lines and lots to look forward to with the release of Humanocracy by Gary Hamel and Michelle de Avila…

Mood music

One of my favourite lectures at Strathclyde Business School were the strategy ones by Kevin Page. Lots of good insights on forming strategy for organisations. But also his ability to lecture and keep the crowd engaged and enthused throughout. A cheesy line he uses (I am sure he won’t mind sharing): “Whats the mood music right now?” Stood…

Quit while you’re ahead

I will quit mostly while I am ahead. But it’s going to take a long time to get ahead in this game. Loads to do and it has been a great buzz launching a start during lockdown. Busy days ahead predicted, having just returned from a week in self-catering away from home (good to get…

You can’t hide intent

You can’t hide intent. So why not just be honest… We’re attempting to promote our mostly brand. There, only gone and said it. A good introduction to mostly is a Crux cast recorded a few weeks back. Available for free in 2 parts from all good Internet browsers. Just ask Eric or see link below.

Great Men Make Great All Blacks

“Good people make great teams. People that aren’t very nice, although they might be superstars, we don’t want them”. We are about [building &] sustaining a #culture of success. Week in, week out. Year in, year out. Best team in the World, that is our goal.” Watch this space – one day soon we will be recruiting.

Hydrogen

Energy Transition / clean energy / Hydrogen has lots it can deliver. I quit a good going oil and gas job a month back to start a management #consultancy with friends. We are feeling our way and making inroads to three key sectors we believe in (three being our magic number – for now): ???? Energy Transition…

Skipping Exercise

A way to go on the skipping but it keeps me sane. WFH in lockdown has been as slog at times. Easy to stay in the jammies. If it wasn’t for the trips to the fridge my step count would be sub 100 some days. A random mix of skipping, krav maga, running, rowing, cycling…