“Forget ‘Culture’ — Focus On Operating System Instead” in Culturati Magazine

August 14, 2019By Josh Allan DykstraCulture, Energy-Based OS, Future Of Work No Comments

Culture is complex. By its very definition, “culture” is almost unreasonably complicated — read just a few lines in a dictionary, and you’ll quickly trip over phrases like “manifestations of human achievement regarded collectively.” Oof. Complex. The intricate nature of “culture” itself is actually one of its largest challenges, as its complexity makes it difficult … Read More

Your Procrastination Is Trying To Tell You Something

June 14, 2019By Josh Allan DykstraEnergy Intelligence, Energy-Based OS, Performance No Comments

Nikola Tesla reportedly said, “If you wish to understand the secrets of the universe, think of energy, frequency, and vibration.” The more we lean in to an energy-based approach to work at Helios, the more we believe this to be profoundly true. “Energy” is an interesting topic, mostly because it’s not something we talk about … Read More

Performance Isn’t About “Performance” — It’s About Conversations

May 31, 2019By Josh Allan DykstraPerformance No Comments

Almost all approaches to “performance management” are pointless. Why? In a nutshell, they make a fatally flawed assumption about people, which is the belief that we can change our innate wiring. This is another way of saying if I’m not “performing” there’s something wrong with me. I’m inherently lacking… something — knowledge, skills, effort, tenacity, … Read More

The Corporate Way: Hide Everything

May 17, 2019By Josh Allan DykstraFuture Of Work, Leadership 2 Comments

The corporate way is to hide, pretty much everything. Managers hide their reasons “why” simply because they can. HR hides behind “precedent” and hundreds (or thousands) of made-up rules and “policies.” Executives hide themselves physically in sequestered offices and behind thick mahogany doors. And companies especially feel the need to hide financials because it gives … Read More