Is it possible to create a nourishing workplace?

This post is about the (possibly lofty) exploration of work being nourishing for the whole individual. Previously we’ve explored the notion of personal growth as an important and financially viable approach to growing your agency. In this article we take this further and explore the notion of nourishing work as having its own inherent value. Why […]

Create leaders around you by making good invitations

When considering how we can improve the leadership within our teams, one of the under-appreciated skills is that of making good invitations. An invitation means you’re asking somebody to take on a role, to do something, to grow into a new position. The skill of making good invitations is an important part of great leadership.  […]

Embracing neurodiversity – and why it’s your team’s secret sauce.

Inclusion and diversity and essential to a high functioning workplace. In this article we explore and often under-appreciated dimension of diversity – the difference in how we think. Neurodiversity refers to the difference in the way people’s minds are made, and the resulting difference in how they think and learn. It’s often missed as a […]

Three tips for writing a good team manifesto.

Creating culture is not such an easy thing to do. Where do you start? What do you do? How can you ensure that the investment of time and money is well spent and that the changes you wish to see actually end up happening? We love the idea of writing a culture manifesto. This is […]

Building culture in a co-working space

Most days I love coming to work. That’s because I believe I work in one of the best studios in the world. Studio One in Frome, Somerset is on the bottom floor of the Silk Mill. There’s a few of us friends who effectively share the rent and space. Amongst us we’ve an architect (yes, […]

Why the future of HR needs to look quite different.

The role of HR is changing. This article explores the traditional function of HR in comparison to the modern demands on the role and takes a look at the rise in the “Head of Culture” role. I argue that culture building efforts are essential for organisational success. I believe it’s a mistake to assume that […]

End of Year Reflection: A Team Culture Review

The overview Workplace culture is a topic every team or business is aware of, and even more so in the last years. But what is it? And why is it so important? We’re offering the chance to get together with other business leaders keen on building a good culture. Reflect on this past year, make […]

Post-Mortem of a ‘Failed’ Launch Event

This article analyses a recent launch event for Treeka giving insight into the complex challenges of putting your idea ‘out there’. There are two parts: What are not seeing now that, after the event itself, we’re going to wish we had seen? Said the intelligent entrepreneur We carefully asked ourselves this (million dollar) question in […]

The Wholegrain case study: creating cultural architecture at Wholegrain.

This article explores the journey that Tom Greenwood and Christopher Hardy have been on in creating positive culture change within Wholegrain Digital from June 2020 to the present day.  In the financial year following our intervention profits increased by 358% and retention improved from loosing 6 people to loosing 1 in the first year. Let’s […]