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How To Build A Company With Strong Core Values
Jun12

How To Build A Company With Strong Core Values

The desire to be engaged in purposeful, fulfilling activity is universal. Maslow classified it as a basic need in his “self actualization” rung of the pyramid. Aristotle called it eudemonia, or human flourishing: “the soul acting in accordance with virtue.” Csikszentmihalyi proffers two concepts: good…

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8 Steps To Designing A Collaborate, Productive Office Space
Apr09

8 Steps To Designing A Collaborate, Productive Office Space

Having gone through several office redesigns, I’ve seen firsthand just how much design preferences can vary person-to-person. Some prefer bench seating; some prefer private offices. Some prefer couches; some prefer desks. Some prefer whiteboards; some prefer projectors. The only one-size-fits-all approach…

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3 Myths About Successful Startup Cultures
Feb07

3 Myths About Successful Startup Cultures

We’ve all read the stories about the hot new startups making waves in their industry – and how they’re doing it from colorful beanbag chairs in a once-destitute warehouse on the south side of town. We’re prone to conclude that these startups are sustaining high-level performance because they’ve broken down…

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13 Ways To Make Your Office Space More Collaborative
Dec23

13 Ways To Make Your Office Space More Collaborative

Ditch the large conference tables that’s too heavy to move, and keep everything small, nimble, and configurable. When we had our office, we kept the floor plan open with configurable desks and shelves. That way, the teams can build their own working area or collaborating space based on their needs at the…

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4 Secrets Of Creating Great Company Culture
Nov08

4 Secrets Of Creating Great Company Culture

The word “organization” and the word “organism” come from the same root word. Company culture bears many similarities to natural ecosystems. The way founders do business in the beginning of a startup are the seeds for what kind of company they will develop in two, five and ten years. Whether you know…

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