Articles Tagged with: engagement
How do you eat an Elephant?

We usually start a project with an idea of what it is that we wish to achieve, build or create.  We have an idea of what the future end state is and why we started the project in the first place.  But how often do we get part way through our project, become disillusioned, frustrated or bored with it and its abandoned, left with the pile of other half completed projects.  Projects fail, when we fail to create a clear picture of what success looks like.

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I’ll Meet You Outside

It’s been raining for four days straight in the sunshine state. Today is Tuesday and the weather man is saying it’s not going to ease up until Friday.

So here, I sit, Googling words like sunshine, summer, outdoors, trees, Barbados, as I try and put a cap on the growing cabin fever feels. As often happens as one trawls through the Internet mindlessly, I stumble across something completely off topic, a tree house. Not just any treehouse though, Microsoft’s new ‘meeting space’ treehouse. OK Microsoft, you’ve got my attention.

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Life’s Short… for F**ks sake do what makes you happy!
Our vision, mission and values were a few lines of text pulled together to complete the HR manual… I knew how important they were to framing the context of what we do and how we do it, but as a start up with a few grand visions, I just didn’t have the clarity to pin point it.  2.5 years on, the business has grown and those few dot points no longer align with our strategic direction, nor do they give clarity to our growing team on WHY we are here.

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