Stop Fearing Leaks And Open The Floodgates Of Information

#Inspiration #Semco Style

Stop Fearing Leaks And Open The Floodgates Of Information

Love!
Ian Borges
0x loved!

It’s a paradoxical time: Companies are increasingly aware of the long-term benefits of trust and yet, they hold back because they worry that employees with too much access to information can wreak havoc. On one end, businesses want to be more open internally and on the other end they do everything they can to protect their data behind multiple firewalls. After all, they’re worried that their employees will “leak” sensitive information; that competitors will get wind of their latest top-secret projects and formulae; or that it will spell the end of their growth.  But, if company leaders were to really try and rationalize these fears, they’d realize their illusory quality. For, the real world doesn’t operate upon “leaked” information. Such information expire real fast because they’re relevant for a very short window of time. Simply put, companies will be digging their own graves if they were basing their next move upon leaked information from their competitors. They will always be one step behind and soon nobody would remember them.

It’s Not Enough If Your New Hire Knows Where The Staff Toilet Is

#Inspiration #Semco Style

It’s Not Enough If Your New Hire Knows Where The Staff Toilet Is

Love!
Ian Borges
0x loved!

No one said being the new kid on the block was easy. Especially, if you’re a new hire trying to figure out how your new office works. While existing employees may hardly (anymore) notice them, there are certain aspects of a company that can make it seem more like a minefield rather than an office. Like, the acronyms and office lingo that everyone but the new hire gets; or the subtle undercurrents that run through meetings and social gatherings that the new person has no clue about; and the performance indicators that are often forgotten until it’s time for their first appraisal.

Are Meetings Help Or Hindrance?

#Inspiration #Semco Style

Are Meetings Help Or Hindrance?

Love!
Ian Borges
4x loved!

Meetings can be the bane of corporate life. There are those endless meetings, where much gets said, but little or nothing gets decided conclusively. Then, there are meetings which get hijacked by a few dominant or disruptive players. Then there are meetings which serve as superficial covers for hidden agendas and corporate games. Most employees are in agreement when they admit they loathe meetings and would rather get back to work. However, this is not the most ideal status-quo.    

To Innovate, You Need To Be Innovative

#Inspiration #Semco Style

To Innovate, You Need To Be Innovative

Love!
Ian Borges
3x loved!

When a company fails to innovate, it’s quite easy to assume they failed because of a lack of ideas or creativity. While this might be somewhat true, it’s not a case of lack of ideas. Ideas, in reality, can be easily found but companies lack in innovation because they have a listening problem. In typical, hierarchical organizations, idea generation is the remit of higher management, or teams set up for the said purpose. When approached in this fashion, the company’s potential for innovation gets seriously limited. Company leaders will never hear about the game-changing idea of someone working on the production line.

Load more updates