81 STASHED IDEAS
Culture is and never will be finished. It takes years to create but only s to decondsestroy. There is no one winning formula; but, with hard work and steady improvements, you will be able to achieve the culture you want.
There is no "right" culture or anything close to perfect but it is beneficial for us to learn how to embrace honest feedback, hold ourselves accountable to living our values and develop ourselves to be the kind of leaders who build companies where people want to work.
Work culture is a crucial ingredient in any company's success. It helps us reach success so it is important for us to protect it and take good care of it, not only for the company's sake but also to foster a great working environment.
Employees that are satisfied with their environment are more productive than those who are dissatisfied.
A competent manager who is given a leadership role starts to have these problems:
Thousands of professionals who excel in their current role get promoted in an organization and before they know it, they find themselves in senior and leadership roles with more responsibility, but without any support or training.
These professionals are good at their core jobs where they manage themselves or a small team. Being thrust in a leadership role where their decisions impact the whole organization can backfire for many.
An accidental leader is not trained for divergent thinking.
Change is crucial for any company, and a leader has to ensure that it remains growing, vibrant and viable by constantly driving the change using acquisitions, divestment, expansion or contraction.
"The pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty."
Having a manageable work-life balance is achievable if managers are able to recognize that they shouldn't push their employees too hard or else they'll end up getting burnt out. Productivity will improve with better balance.
Like so many large malls with built-in theatres nowadays, a grand plaza known as ‘The Forum’ became an influential marketplace and later the main civic center in Rome. It was a place where gladiatorial fights, court sessions, shopping and ceremonial activities happened.
A monument called Milliarium Aureum or the Golden Milestone was built there in 20 BCE.
The Roman roads were built of several layers of stone and cement and were able to last for millennia due to the high level of craftsmanship and scientifically created design to withstand heavy loads and all weather conditions.
The Roman baths in Algeria are still used, 2000 years after being made. The Roman Amphitheatre in France called the Arena of Nîmes still has live concerts in this age. The roads, of course, have left the greatest mark, with their alignments and routes still in use, now overlaid with modern roads.
Ancient Rome built sophisticated infrastructure ranging from bridges, amphitheatres, aqueducts and even sewer systems.
The Roman network of roads, called Viae Romanae and meaning ‘Roman Ways’ was a huge breakthrough in quick and easy transportation of trade goods, military supplies, and free movement of civilians and soldiers.