Business culture


Choosing a technology is choosing a culture

5:30PM | Wednesday, 7 May 2014 |  The technology you choose for your startup can have a big impact on the culture you build.

Give an employee ownership of their idea

8:00AM | Tuesday, 28 August 2012 |  It’s the phrase that should be music to the ears of even the toughest taskmaster: “Boss, I’ve got a great idea for...”

How can I effectively delegate tasks to my staff?

12:35PM | Wednesday, 1 December 2010 |  For the business to grow, you have to let go and trust your staff.

Transforming our business culture

4:59PM | Tuesday, 10 April 2012 |  Recently, we decided to bring our business culture and values back under our control. Here's how we did it. BY MICHAEL FOX.

Six steps to building a culture of ideas

1:00AM | Tuesday, 3 January 2012 |  In this climate, fresh thinking is the most important tool we have. Here are six ways to make innovation intrinsic to your business. BY YVONNE ADELE.

Learning when to adapt

10:00PM | Monday, 31 October 2011 |  One of the hardest things to learn when starting a new business is when to adapt and change your plans to meet the challenges that come with getting a new venture off the ground. BY MARK CAMPBELL.

Staff satisfaction can treble profits, study claims

10:20PM | Thursday, 6 October 2011 |  A new report reveals businesses that meet “high-performing” criteria, such as leadership style and employee wellbeing, are up to three times more profitable than other businesses.

Offering lunch to our team

9:28PM | Tuesday, 20 September 2011 |  Providing your staff with snacks and lunch has numerous benefits – from creating a positive culture to delivering tax breaks.

Is your start-up making you sick?

9:50PM | Tuesday, 20 September 2011 |  Maintaining a healthy lifestyle when you’re a start-up is a bit of a catch 22 – do you compromise your health in pursuit of success or prioritise your health so you last the distance?

Emphasise the importance of bad news

9:33PM | Friday, 9 September 2011 |  Develop a culture where your team doesn’t try and hide bad news, but instead reports it upwards through your management structure and then gets to work fixing the problem.