Shuffling through the crowds of Fourth of July weekend shoppers, I spied my prize. The farm stand’s rows were bursting with color—juicy strawberries, rich blueberries, and robust peaches. “Over here,” I called out to my kids to join me. We carefully selected handfuls from the overflowing baskets. Fresh berries would make a perfect addition to
Today, organizational culture is shifting to embrace fast-moving, agile teams in order to create efficiencies and meet the demands that rapid technological advances are causing in our world. But, if you’ve been working in a hierarchical organization with established norms, you know how difficult it can be to cross organizational boundaries.
Last week on the Outthinker blog, we discussed how Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) practices are transforming the energy industry. We referenced Chris Marquis’ work, How the B Corp Movement is Remaking Capitalism, and his visit to speak to our Outthinker Strategy Network of chief strategy officers. This week, we continue with the theme of
It’s been a while since Saturday Night Live was a staple of Monday morning conversation, but this week as our team gathered around the Zoom screen to join our check-in call, the sketch comedy show was top of mind. I can’t imagine many missed it, or at least the news surrounding it, but last weekend’s
When we think about culture and responsibility in the workplace, companies generally fall into one of two categories. Some seek to monitor their employees and keep them in a structured order by implementing rules and policies for every interaction. This is more common and tends to happen as companies scale and become more established. The result is a thick handbook and
Earlier this year, we introduced our 2021 Business Trends report based on in-depth conversations with top CSOs in our Outthinker Strategy Network. We have been expanding on one of these trends every week with the intention of supporting your organization’s strategy for the next year and beyond. This is our final installment.