“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

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

Profit Is To Business as Oxygen Is To Life

April 26, 2019By Josh Allan DykstraFuture Of Work, Strategy 2 Comments

In our business culture today, we have a relentless focus towards more — buying more, selling more, having more. We’ve even codified this unending expectation into our work lives in the form of “quarterly returns.” The explicit and implicit expectation set upon our most public organizations is unending growth, quarter after quarter, year after year, forever and ever. … Read More