1. Stand for something more than your product or service.
Consumers are willing to pay a premium for businesses that demonstrate an ability to go beyond profit and care about the wellbeing of people and the planet.
2. Find your spark
Trace your way back in history to the original idea that started your business. And when you find that original idea, write a compelling purpose statement that aligns your entire company to move powerfully into the future.
3. Go beyond customer-centricity
Become people-centric. Design a business model that spells W-I-N for your employees, customers, partners, shareholders, investors, and society.
4. Go digital
Marketplaces are now a series of conversations. Your prospective customers are talking about you and your offerings. Even if your industry is not using the internet much yet, especially if your industry is not using the internet yet, go digital. Participate in the conversation.
5. Flip that org chart
Leadership is changing from top-down to bottom-up. Employees are choosing to follow leaders who lead from behind; leaders who dedicate their energy towards creating the circumstances for their teams to succeed.
6. Make work personal
Help your people develop their inner journey, and facilitate their mental, emotional, and spiritual growth. People who share life stories and grow together are bonded for life.
7. Measure your human-ness
Go beyond quantitative measures, and begin to pay more attention to qualitative measures which are better indicators of the human condition.
Have more time? Great! Check out this video gallery
gross national happiness
Bhutan’s erstwhile king spent more than three decades changing the fabric and culture of his nation. Gross National Happiness is an inspiring vision for the world.
gross national happiness
What is the GNH of your organization?
What would you measure?
And how would you change culture?
indian way of business
Mythologist and Chief Belief Officer of Future Group, Devdutt Pattanaik shares an evocative story of two cultures; the western and eastern, and how the Indian way of business is unique.
Why are you in business?
What excites you about your work? Why?
What upsets you about your work? why?
the new world
HCL’s pathbreaking Vice Chairman and Joint Managing Director, Vineet Nayar, shares a well articulated perspective on how the world is changing and how he believes organizations must respond. Included in the talk are some anecdotes and examples from HCL’s experiments with new ways of building an organization.
How has your business changed?
What tested methods are failing now?
What new experiments can you run?
where do good ideas come from?
Steven Johnson shares his view on where good ideas come from, and what circumstances are needed for good ideation to develop.
How does your organization ideate?
What factors enable ideation?
What factors hinder ideation?
what does your brand stand for?
A captivating promotional film by purpose and ideation consultants, BrightHouse. They do a great job capturing the essence of purpose, and how it can revitalize a business that has lost its roots.
What’s your business’s original inspiration?
Where are you now in comparison?
How do you feel about where you are?
Professor Raj Sisodia, one of our clients, shares the essence of the growing movement of conscious capitalism; a movement that invites businesses to work for a higher purpose, and not just higher profit.
Is your business model win-win?
Which stakeholders are you focusing on?
Which stakeholders need more attention?
happiness = better work
In this humorous, fast-paced talk, Shawn Achor shares the benefits of positive psychology and how it improves people’s intelligence, decision making and productivity.