Imagine you are watching a boat of eight rowers training for a big race in the middle of a lake. You hear the whistle blow, and puzzled by what you’re seeing, you ask the coach: … Continue reading What is corporate liberation? – Changeboard HR community
Our Feb. 22 comment in the UK magazine People Management Hierarchies – accepted by most as the ‘normal way’ of running a business – are unnatural, since they are counter to universal human needs. The hierarchical … Continue reading Hierarchies are unnatural – it’s time for a liberating revolution
Our Op-Ed in the British HR Magazine in Dec. 2016 Freedom- and responsibility-based companies are spreading all over the world but the region where the ‘corporate liberation’ movement is strongest is just across the Channel. In France … Continue reading What can ‘liberated companies’ teach HR?
EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT: THE FRENCH WAY ISAAC GETZ’S PHILOSOPHY OF ‘CORPORATE LIBERATION’ HAS TAKEN FRANCE BY STORM, BUT CAN YOUR EGO HANDLE IT? by Adam Gale, 24 Jan 2017 I know, I know. ‘Employee engagement’ … Continue reading British “Management Today” takes a look at the French Corporate Liberation
On June 27 we had a 1-hour discussion with Ricardo Semler on how France became the first country in the world where there is a true corporate liberation movement. Not 1, not 10, not 100 … Continue reading Ricardo Semler discusses how to actually do #CorporateLiberation with @isaacgetz. Next : June 30 at 7pm CET
In an earlier post we mentioned a young French video producer who created a cartoon to explain what a liberated company is. The English subtitles are now fully integreated.
A young French video producer invited us to colaborate in the production of a cartoon to explain what a liberated company is. It’s in French but the subtitles are available in the Youtube setting by choosing English subtitles: … Continue reading A “Freedom, Inc.” cartoon (1 min.)
Amazon’s culture raised a serious debate recently. Following the piece in NYT (see the link below), it’s not so much the high-stress, often toxic culture itself that caused the surprise. “Up or out” and other Amazon’s practices … Continue reading Amazon is out of the jungle
Why Google’s 20% time was a perk and not a part of the freedom-of-initiative culture By BRIAN M. CARNEY and ISAAC GETZ Recent reports indicate that Google has been effectively zeroing out employees’ “20% time”—the policy … Continue reading Our WSJ Op-Ed on why Google’s culture is NOT a freedom-of-initiative one
The Brains Behind Self-Management: Why We Are All Self-Managers By Paul J. Zak Synaptein’s Spring 2012 issue (published by Morning Star’s Self-management Institute) has an article by a Californian neuroscientist Paul Zak. Zak begins with … Continue reading