Despite claiming “people are our greatest asset,” too many executives still expect employees to leave their personal lives at the door when they come to work. Yet Gallup data shows that having a best friend at work is strongly linked to business outcomes, including improvements in profitability, safety, inventory control, and employee retention.
Technology in the workplace has evolved significantly over the past couple of decades. The office environment of the past is no longer, and has quickly been taken over by rapid technological advancement, allowing employees to communicate and collaborate globally and even take work out on the road.
Brandless is a powerful illustration of a company that’s using a variety of anticipatory organization strategies—a useful example that shows how leveraging both predictable Hard Trends as well as cycles can lead to innovation and success with much lower risk.
How do we mentor in a remote, distributed workforce? The article discusses how remote mentoring can promote equity and build relationships free from the biases of in person. Remote mentoring allows expansion of the pool to make great mentor/mentee matches that prioritize shared interests and values over logistics.