Treating employees as faceless cogs can be toxic to workplace culture and hazardous to quality control, but the opposite approach takes special finesse and skill. If you’re like me, you’ve probably heard many variations of it throughout your work career: “Everyone is replaceable.” In practice, it sounds like this… “If you don’t want to do […]
About Josh Allan Dykstra
Josh Allan Dykstra is a recognized thought leader on the future of work and company culture design. He writes and speaks about the changing world of business, helping leaders and entrepreneurs thrive in the emerging economy.
Articles by Josh Allan Dykstra
We often bump into the idea that the kind of work we do at Forte is perceived as “warm and fuzzy” by businesspeople. (My friend Shawn just expressed something similar on his site.) The work we do isn’t “fuzzy” or “soft,” but this is quite a persistent myth. Let me explain why it’s untrue—and more importantly, why it’s vital that we all start […]
For me doing practically anything an Olympic athlete does is impossible. For me, building the financial models that power big companies is impossible. For me, playing in the NFL is impossible. (Don’t believe me, download a few photos) It’s true that I don’t know how to do any of these things, but it’s not just a knowledge shortage […]