How Great Leaders (Like You) Are Thinking About Budget Cuts In The Age Of COVID

May 12, 2020By Josh Allan DykstraFuture Of Work, Leadership, Strategy No Comments

“Look at your spend” “Free up some cash” We all seem to be hearing a lot of these kinds of statements right now. And they’re mostly understandable. We’re in a strange, new situation for which there’s literally no precedent, and this naturally causes us to be more cautious. As we encounter various flavors of “budget … Read More

“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

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