Interesting or inspiring articles (perhaps a bit of both) …
Each week, we share links to a few interesting or inspiring articles we’ve come across during the previous week. They’re meant to stir your thinking about marketing, communication and graphic design as well as conscious capitalism and the socially conscious movement.
In this TED Talk, Dan Pallotta speaks about how we need to change our thinking about how we change the world. He believes we should take a different approach to how we structure charities, particularly how we fund programs and how we compensate those who work in the field.
Culture comes in all shapes and sizes … as does company culture. No matter how you view it, there are some basic rules to live by that make for great organizational culture. We couldn’t resist sharing this clever story about some of those rules told via cartoons.
Here’s a short (15-minute) podcast also on company culture. It’s an interview with Gareth Jones, author of the book Why Should Anyone Work Here? In the interview, Gareth covers off the six things he has learned through his research that employees are looking for so they may feel good about their work. I’ve summarized the six points here, but I recommend you listen to the podcast; it’s worth your time. Look for episode 494 in the feed.
- Difference: Employees want to work in an organization where they can be themselves.
- Honesty: Employees are looking for radical honesty; the age of the corporate secret is over.
- Extra Value: Employees want employers who add value to them as a person and not exploit them.
- Authenticity: Employees want to work for organizations that mean what they say and say what they mean.
- Meaningful: Employees want a meaningful job in an organization which itself has meaning.
- Simple: Employees want to work within agreed-to rules and not under the fog of bureaucracy.
The photo of the public bus is from our personal archive and was taken in June, 2012 outside the gates to Tsavo West National Park, Kenya.