Starting your own business is exciting, liberating and rewarding. It also comes with a bucket load of sacrifice, a splash of stress and a hint of anxiety leading to a few sleepless nights questioning every decision you make (personally and professionally).
Having recently lead Ploy through 3 phenomenal years of growth, we found ourselves at cross roads. As a team, we’re always reviewing and fine tuning the work we do, starting from the process through to delivery.
Leveraging that growth, is allowing us to grow the sales team and we’re looking to welcome 3 to 5 new recruits in the near future. This got us thinking. . . are we doing it right? With an open mind, we joined the Corporate Rebels looking to challenge our own structure and see whether we had created an engaging and successful (and at time challenging!) workplace.
Hosted by our friends at Sportsbet, the guys at Corporate Rebels showcased how some of the world’s most pioneering organisations (from their own renowned Bucket List of companies) are structured with purpose, trust, freedom all of which allows individuals to step up and own outcomes. Some of the results were shocking, to say the least. . .
Through their global travels, they’ve recognised 8 common trends below with companies having moved away from the ‘left side’ of thinking to focus on the ‘right side’.
Taking these 8 trends as a starting point, we were challenged by Pim de Morree, Freek-Jan Ronner and Joost Minnaar to deep dive into our companies to select what we would keep, introduce and remove from the current environment.
Having completed the exercise, and won the knee slapping game (for those that attended!) we listened to the examples shared by the team. . . I was pleasantly reassured that we (Ploy) are on the right track.
Here are the top picks;