Self-management Practices in the Pharma Supply Chain: What is the Real Potential?

By Ricardo Ghersa In my view, the key developments and trends currently taking place in this field are implicitly demanding the adoption of self-management practices and a teal-related mindset in order to ensure future business success. First trend: Increasing digitization/ automation of key processes (e.g. planning)/ use of Artificial Intelligence Implication: a mindset shift is […]

Purpose Should Never Take A Back Seat

We are living in uncertain times. Now, more than ever, companies are hyper-focused on catalyzing and sustaining growth. Growth that is usually translated ultimately in numbers hit, and triggered by the strategic plans strenuously put into place. But this may well be a time wherein “purpose” may prove to be just as essential. Why? It […]

Having Both Purpose And Profit

Companies have long been obsessed with chasing profit – but that’s changing very fast nowadays.  Many organizations have begun looking at how they can have a good impact on the world, finding the need for purpose along with profit as a common theme in the industry these days. In most of my conversations with leaders […]

How To Empower Employees Without Overwhelming Them

These days, when talking about Agility, Self-Organisation or Teal, empowerment seems to be at the core of many of the concepts being used in companies – and yet many still seem to struggle with “true empowerment”. Looking at the Oxford definition it should be fairly simple: people take control of what they are working on, […]

Putting Perspective In Purpose

By Rhea Joy Ong Yiu In October last year, I decided to join LIVEsciences for the very reason that it aligned with my own values and personal calling. One thing was clear to me at that time: the decision to join was based on a gut feeling, a sense of expectation and anticipation for a […]

Value Catalysis – Make Output To Outcome

With our Value Catalysis workshops, we invite our customers to step out of their daily routine. As preparation, information about Output and Outcome of a specified organizational unit is gathered: Output: what are the main tasks you perform, what are the key deliverables Outcome: what would your stakeholders miss, if your unit stopped to exist […]

5 Steps And 15 Work Practices To Enhance Psychological Safety

Semco Style practically equips leaders with a framework to lead, manage and inspire distributed teams and create an employee friendly culture characterized by psychological safety.   In our recent article Psychological Safety: Leading remote teams in a distributed world we outlined the history and importance of Psychological Safety as a primary focus for leaders of remote and distributed teams. It highlighted three concepts that […]

Psychological Safety: Leading Remote Teams In A Distributed World

The notion of distributed teams and its related challenges has long been part of the multi-site and multi-national corporate organization. It is however with the world-wide outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, that many traditional hierarchical organizations and other small to medium enterprises have realized the true impact of working in a distributed world – nowadays […]

How Do You Organize Your Organization?​

Irrespective of the long-term vision organizations have on working from home, we all have to face challenges, in the short-term, working as well as possible without physical contact. One thing, however, is for sure: Management now requires trust more than ever before. As a manager, you don’t know what time your employees begin working; how […]