Uber’s Darwinian Culture

There are many reasons to why a work culture can be disappointing mostly it starts at the top management down to the bottom. Uber is an example of a corporate with a lot of room for work culture improvement.  It has been in the news for this very reason.  “Yet the focus on pushing for the best result has also fueled what current and former Uber employees describe as a Hobbesian environment at the company, in which workers are sometimes pitted against one another and where a blind eye is turned to infractions from top performers.” Major factors are leadership, nature of business, company values, policies, work ambience, recruitment and… Read More

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A Work Culture that builds Team Cohesion

A Work Culture that builds Team Cohesion

As you know, cohesion has to do with sticking together, but it is not simply being stuck together.  Team cohesion can be defined as the broad set of attributes that allow a team to be productive within itself and within it’s organizational community. Cohesion occurs when the sticking together leads to a united whole. For example, a chair has cohesive parts because the wood pieces stick to each other in a way which constructs the united whole, the chair.  If the parts stuck together in a way which did not form the chair, it is not cohesive. In the same way, in a functional organization, each part, each team, needs… Read More

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