"I get jealous sometimes when I drive down (U.S.) 59 and I imagine some day a building that has WordPress on it or Automattic. That would be pretty cool. But it's clearly egotistical. There's no actual practical reason why we would ever need a headquarters like that." - Matt Mullenweg The creator of both WordPress and it's parent company Automattic is considered somewhat of an evangelist of the distributed
One important aspect of enhancing productivity in an increasingly competitive world is employee support of their employer's vision, mission and values. Sebastian Buck's article on Fast Company discusses the correlation between organizational success and employer values vs employee values in today's business world. Read more on the article here: https://www.fastcompany.com/90208459/the-business-challenge-of-our-time-is-creating-meaningful-work Reference: Buck, Sebastian. “The Business Challenge of Our Time Is Creating Meaningful Work.” Fast Company,
There are some great leaders out there who lead incredible teams and do so by simply following their instincts as well as their lessons learned by experience. But there are some very helpful guidelines to keep in mind no matter how long you have been in in the driver's seat at your company. SmartBrief author John R. Stoker lays it out in the article linked below: Read the article here:
Staying in touch with the nuances and barriers that your staff deals with daily is an important aspect in managing and effective team. In order to set yourself up for success and good results, you need to know what to expect from them, and you can't do that without understanding their process, with hurdles and fluidity both happening. From understanding employee performance issues to rewarding those for succeeding during roadblocks,
Over time, the success gap within market segments and other socioeconomic groups has continued to grow. Three familiar examples of the phenomenon are as followed: -Wealth Gap: The unequal distribution of assets between population groups. -Skills Gap: Difference in skills required by evolving socioeconomic trends, versus those of existing labor pools. -Knowledge Gap: Market and other population segments keeping up with advances in technology; training; communication; and business process, versus
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