Drew Dudley starts this talk with a hard question, “How many of you are completely comfortable with calling yourselves a leader?” So many times in life and in business, I have seen great moments of brilliance, great moments of leadership from people on my team and from clients. Many of these people though would never call themselves leaders. We’ve come to a place where many of us equate leadership with a specific title: CEO, President, Vice President, etc. But the truth is that leadership can from anyone, anytime. In my business, I allow my employees to create their own job titles. This practice gives them the freedom to think and act outside the box and it gives them the powerful opportunity to acknowledge publicly what makes them so special.
In his talk, Dudley quotes Marianne Williamson who said, “Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our greatest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, and not our darkness, that frightens us.” Dudley espouses, and I concur, that we need to recognize that leadership is often found in small moments that impact others, that change the way another person thinks or feels. Take a moment and think about how your life would change if you embraced your small moments of leadership.
In this Ted Talk, Tim Leberecht states that “Companies are losing control.” He goes on to say that, “At the end of the day, as hyperconnectivity and transparency expose companies’ behavior in broad daylight, staying true to their true selves is the only sustainable value proposition.” This is a tenet that I keep at the forefront of my business. It is my belief that by strategically building my business around democracy in the workplace, and a pursuit for honest, intelligent design that I could create an environment for creative and technical geniuses to work, play and grow together. In doing so, our team is able to serve clients in a world-class manner in the field of design, consulting and website development and social media. At Integritive, we constantly strive to be better ourselves and our interactions with our clients and to serve them with respect and integrity.
Spring has finally arrived in Asheville, and with it are sunny days, cool breezes, and endless opportunities to spend time enjoying the outdoors. At Integrititve, we love that our employees can take advantage of the spring weather with our flexible hours policy. Flexible hours give employees a sense of control over their workplace, decrease their stress level and encourage more productivity during the hours they are at work.
A study at Georgetown University followed a few case studies where flexible work schedules were implemented. Kraft Foods had been trying to increase their employee satisfaction, when in 2002 they implemented a program called, “Fast Adapts” for their hourly employees and production supervisors. Under the Fast Adapts program, employees could swap shifts, take single-day vacation and request job-sharing arrangements. Kraft Foods got the exact results they wanted when the following year employee satisfaction rose significantly. Read the rest of this entry »
Thomas Suarez, a then sixth grader, joins Ted Talk to share his experience of creating apps for the iPhone. With the support of his family and friends, Thomas has started a app club at his school. You can find his company at CarrotCorp.com or download his app, Bustin Jieber. He is eager to share his knowledge with others, including his teachers. Keep up the creativity Thomas!
Nigel Marsh shares his ideas on how to enjoy a balanced life. It’s not about money, the lavish trips, nice cars or casual Fridays. It’s about how to balance your work/personal life to make those small moments in your life special. You need to be engaged in your family. You will be more productivity in the workplace with a happy personal life. It’s up to you to design your life for your balance. Integritive prides itself on being an environment that allows our staff to feel empowered to find the balance in their lives. This must be why we enjoyed Nigel’s talk so much.
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