Culture Shock: A Handbook For 21st Century Business
October 2012, Capstone
‘Will McInnes has nailed it. Inspiring and comprehensive, Culture Shock is aspirational future thinking with its feet firmly on the ground’
Jemima Kiss, Digital Media correspondent, The Guardian
Join the work-place revolution
There's a revolution afoot . . . don't be left behind. A new dawn has broken. Business has changed profoundlyfueled by aggressively advancing technology and a volatile global economy. So why has most business culture remained unchanged? Most organizations are closed, secretive, siloed, slow to change, and deeply hierarchical. It's time to shock these cultures. Let's burn up the old and start something new.
The wonderfully inspiring Will McInnes is here to make a changehe wants us all to work in places that are supportive, open, conducive to creativity, motivating, and fun. In this book he maps out brilliant ways to create an uplifting work culture. Learn to create a more open, democratic, and productive workplace
- Packed with real-world examples and backed up by facts
- Step-by-step, practical framework with actionable tasks to help you transform the way you work for the better
Chapter One: Purpose and Meaning 5
Chapter Two: Democracy and Empowerment 31
Chapter Three: Progressive People 67
Chapter Four: Conscious Leadership 101
Chapter Five: Organizational Openness 129
Chapter Six: Change Velocity 161
Chapter Seven: Tech DNA 197
Chapter Eight: Fair Finances 227
About Will McInnes 271
The wonderfully inspiring Will McInnes (co-founder and managing director of Nixon McInnes) is here to make a change—he wants us all to work in places that are supportive, open, conducive to creativity, motivating, and fun. In Culture Shock he maps out brilliant ways to create an uplifting work culture. And the buzz has already begun. Will reached out through the social web whilst writing the book and crowd sourced feedback and contributions. Culture Shock is already a passion for many.
Culture Shock provides a single-shot update into the culture of revolutionary businesses to provide actionable insights for those that know intuitively that business can be fundamentally good as well as highly profitable. Its values are Connectedness, Openness, Participation, Happiness and Simplicity. Both practical and inspirational, Culture Shock is a straight-talking handbook for understanding, moulding and implementing a 21st Century business model and creating a more open, more democratic and more productive workplace. Packed with real-world examples and presented in a step-by-step, practical framework, Culture Shock is an inspiring and actionable guide to the practices and potential of revolutionary Social Businesses in the 21st century.