The Not So Obvious Reasons Your Teams Are Underperforming

July 12, 2018

​A study of a software company found that teams that were together for longer performed better. In the teams that had been together for a while there was a 19% decrease in bugs, and a 30% decrease in variations on the budget.

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Why Great Employees Leave "Great Cultures"

May 11, 2018

​"We have a great culture." We have all heard it. We have all said it. But what does that mean? Ping-Pong tables, free meals, and beer on tap? No. Yoga, CrossFit classes, and massage chairs? I so need that, but no. The promise of being part of a hip, equity-incentivized, fast growing team? Closer, but still no.

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Motivation : The what, how and why.

January 10, 2018

​Motivation drives behaviour. Older theories of motivation (e.g. Expectancy Theory) assumed a 1:1 relationship between effort and performance. However, Goal Setting Theory (GST) and Self Determination Theory (SDT) questioned this. They argued that the characteristics (the WHAT) of the goal determined performance not just effort.

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Organizational Culture is largely invisible

August 28, 2015

​Too many leaders assume they know what their organizational culture is. Often they think that it can be summed up in a slogan, like: “We have a culture of innovation” or “We’re an action based culture.” Others assume their values statement adequately represents their unique culture.

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