Tag: organizational culture

Leadership: What We Can Learn From Ant Colonies

Many managers think they’re doing the right thing by building controls, metrics, checkpoints, and redundancies. In their view, rules are needed to control human behavior and reduce risk. But let’s take a lesson from ant colonies. One rule of ants is that everyone but the queen is a multi-tasker. A second rule is: “Do what …

Developing a Corporate Culture of Shameless Honesty

In an interview in the New York Times, Simon Anderson talks about the way he’s used a democratic approach to help build the corporate culture at DreamHost. (link to the article) “What I always say is: ‘I don’t have an open-door policy. I have an open-mind policy. An open door suggests that you’re coming to …