Running a company like a city is the premise upon which our CEO, Tony Hsieh, adopted the self-governing practice of Holacracy for Zappos in 2013. Research showed him that companies tend to become less productive and innovative over time as they increase in size.
That four letter F word. You know the one. It elicits fear and can make even the most unabashed of us cringe.
Open Space meeting: a purpose-driven meeting framework. It has stood the test of time—30 years and counting, as a matter of fact. Yet, how much do you know about it?
In 2014, a much-vaunted app was released; the creators claimed this app would be a one-stop shop for personal health. Users could track calories consumed, blood alcohol content, respiratory rate, and vitamin intake; they could also look for information on ways to improve health, and advice on symptoms they were suffering. The app’s creators claimed that this was the future of personal healthcare, and the app did much of what it claimed, with a single glaring exception.
From the 1870s mineral excavations comes the popular phrase, “There’s gold in them thar hills.” From the 2000s U.S. corporate offices’ open-space trend comes the notion, “There’s gold in them thar open floor plans.” Gold, as in golden opportunities for efficiency, transparency, inclusivity, accessibility and increased engagement, just to name a few.