“Yes” in an answer. “No” is an answer too. Even ” I don’t know” is an answer.
To not respond at all is the worst response ever… It’s plain rude & ignorant! How many times I’ve seen this in business scenarios.
“Let’s just play ostrich and let it all blow by. It’s not my problem!”
Source : Startup Culture Lessons From Mad Men
Interesting post, yet some things don’t work out in environments which require attendance (conform low attendance helpdesk) :
Vacation Policy = No Policy : Nice one, where I would only add one exception “until minimum attendance is reached.
“We don’t care which 80 hours you work” : Agree completely! An happy employee will work more. A time registration system will only do the opposite of which should be the objective of the system.
Extreme Transparency : This gets rid of all the rumour flows and so on which paralyse the performance of any organization.
Seat rotation : Sounds like a cool concept. In (even not so) big coorporations, one may find that (s)he only knows their “cubicle”.
HubSpot Fellows : A coaching concept which is needed in ALL companies. Don’t hire people, push them in the pool and say it’s a good guy/girl if (s)he doesn’t drown.
All other points : … focus on the social side of the human being. Where creativity is needed (and trust me, you need it to let your company grow!), you need a social environment where people feel comfortable, appreciated/respected & nourished.
Source of inspiration : Wisdom from the principles of Budō: Lessons for work & life
The article from Garr states that the teachings of Budo are based upon the following pillars :
- The Three Prohibitions
- (1) To give up
- (2) To misbehave
- (3) To be clumsy
- The Three Joys
- (1) Vicissitude (change)
- (2) Honesty
- (3) Skillfulness
- The Three Evils
- (1) Fear
- (2) Doubt
- (3) Confusion
When going through this list, one can see that these points are also valuable for any business.