culture

039: Using Processes for Structure & Consistent Results with Paul Nicholaides

In this first episode of Season 4, Paul Nicholaides shares an example of how he used processes to help a fast-growing company scale without compromising their culture.  He specifically explains how he helped shape his client’s business infrastructure based on their value chain and processes.  Processes are a valuable component of business infrastructure because as Paul says, “Without it, there is chaos and people will produce different results.”    He also debunks the popular belief that processes are only for large enterprises and stresses that, to be effective, processes must be purposeful, relevant and continuously improved.  Discover the important lesson Paul says he learned from this experience as well as the two fundamental things he says are needed to sustain processes.

Special Guest: Paul Nicholaides, Principal Consultant/Managing Partner at Tanic.

Location: Leeds, England 

Show Notes:

 

Related Episodes:

  • Episode 002: My Business is Small…Why Does It Need Business Infrastructure?
  • Episode 024: Driving Faster with Business Infrastructure
  • Episode 035: Positioning Front Line Leadership for Success
  • Episode 037: Leveraging Culture to Drive Business Transformation
  • Episode 038: Building Business Infrastructure for Scale (includes soundbites from Paul)

 

Subscribe on Your Favorite Podcast Platform:

  

037: Leveraging Culture to Drive Business Transformation

Just because the word “cult” is part of “culture,” it does not mean that your company has to function like one in order to attain sustainable success.  As small businesses grow larger, the transformation into becoming more corporate can be jolting and founders and employees alike may fear losing the very essence of what makes a business so special.  In this episode, Lakeisha Poole, a workplace futurist and expert in company culture, explains how a culture rooted in open communication and fairness can actually drive transformation in a positive direction.  Culture does not have to be cult-ish, not does it have to be toxic or adversarial to get things done.  Listen as Lakeisha shares her insights as an employment lawyer in defining the: 1) “untouchables” in an organization, 2) the 3 main issues that lead to workplace breakdown, and 3) how to make ethics and inclusion-focused leadership practical and tactical.

Show Notes:

Related Episodes:

  • Episode 014: Dispelling 4 Common Entrepreneur Myths about Business Growth
  • Episode 023: Attracting Top Talent to Your Small Business
  • Episode 028: Managing Virtual Teams in a Freelance Economy
  • Episode 035: Positioning Front Line Leadership for Success

Subscribe on Your Favorite Podcast Platform: