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What makes a great team?

What makes a great team?

Google’s Project Aristotle research evaluated decades of academic research and studied hundreds of teams at Google to identify the dynamics of effective teams. Here’s what they found.

Engaged employees “own” their work

Engaged employees “own” their work

Just 8% of British employees are engaged at work. According to Gallup, “These employees psychologically ‘own’ their work, helping move their organisations forward by driving performance and innovation.”

Artisans of the future

Artisans of the future

As this article from 1843 Magazine outlines, the world’s attention these days is focused on technology, yet there is a growing trend for craft and artisan companies that look more like workshops from the pre-industrial world.

Some ideas for your next team meeting

Some ideas for your next team meeting

How many meetings do you attend each week? How exciting and interesting are they? If your answer is “not very”, here are some of the ways companies across the world bring an extra dimension to their meetings.

How to encourage initiative in your team

How to encourage initiative in your team

I was chatting to a potential client recently about the subject of initiative. Whilst it’s closely related to the creative mindset, I realised I’d never given the subject thought on it’s own. So, here’s how I would go about covering the topic of “initiative”.

How to become Antifragile

How to become Antifragile

The book Antifragile argues that in order to succeed we should develop qualities that enable us to thrive and grow when exposed to volatility, randomness and disorder. Here are some tips for developing antifragility.