Delegation of authority is meant to be empowering. It is intended to motivate and not create an overwhelming process that leads to confused, overworked staff struggling to navigate through everyday tasks with unclear guidance. This should be our mantra to success.
Neil Usher is not leaving a stone unturned. He investigates the potential of creating an ideal work environment from all possible perspectives. He genuinely believes a fantastic workplace can exist. All necessary tools are provided. You keep what you need, disregard what you already have, and often come back to check what boxes are still checked and which ones need to be re-evaluated. As often mentioned in the book, a fantastic workplace is a never-ending process, so don't get too comfortable.
I've been one in the past, and I've definitely met a few throughout the years. That week I was on sick leave but still volunteered to work from home and ended up working overtime daily without anyone asking me to do so, and without anyone praising me for it, it will always haunt me.
The real challenge is not to keep turnover rates low whatsoever. The real challenge is to rearrange the players on the field in the most effective way for both the players to feel content and the game not to be disrupted.
A disclaimer that this is definitely not a politically correct article is almost necessary here. Despite starting off with the best of intentions not to offend anyone, it might end up offending half of the workforce, including the one who wrote it. Yes, maybe I see myself in some of the behaviours below, but that is as much as I'm confessing today.
From eccentric lone wolfs to rising trend and, why not, world domination, digital nomads have predicted it all quite well. Starting as outsiders challenging the traditional workplace and confident enough to embrace minimalism to survive the tough conditions of moving from one place to another all that often, they have significantly evolved through time. With COVID-19 shedding light on this modern nomadic lifestyle and creating room for new opportunities, digital nomads are finally offered an official professional identity through newly launched digital nomad visas all around the globe! So, whether you are an experienced digital nomad or an aspiring one, here you'll find everything you need to know to start planning your next trip.
So, let's get down to business and discuss the concept of outside offices, one of the most intriguing, outside the box ideas that has attracted the attention of nearly anyone who is even slightly interested in how work spaces will be shaped in the days to come. A controversial blend of futuristic elements and going back to basics at the same time, with the right dose of ''how can we make this actually work in the long-term?''.
It keeps happening. Employers claim they cannot spot a suitable candidate within a pool of hundreds of applications while candidates complain they are not even given a chance for an interview even though they know to their core they tick all the boxes in the job description. Too many options and skills diversity in a market more competitive than ever as opposed to a constant nagging that “we cannot find the right people”.
Below are three of the toughest mind battles people are facing while pursuing a new career path along with an honest effort to deconstruct them and put them in their real dimension. In other words, this is an insight in all the conversations that take place in my head: