W.L. Gore has been listed on Fortune magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For since 1984 due to their value and trust-based culture. John Housego explains what makes W.L. Gore so special.
Do we want people to make mistakes? The answer I generally get to this question is “Yes”, because people recognise that this is how we learn and discover new ways of doing things.
At Happy we let people choose their managers, an idea which has been seen as very radical when I’ve spoken about it (eg, on Radio 4 last year). However there are companies that have gone a step further and got rid of managers altogether. Some are small but some are billion-dollar companies: 1) Zappos: The […]
Below is the script of the talk for Radio 4’s Four Thought, broadcast on 22nd May 2013. Listen to it here As I talked from prompts it won’t be exactly the same. But this is roughly what I planned to say: 49% of the UK working population would take a pay cut to have a […]