Book Blog | Culture Hacks by ColinD. Ellis | February 2021
Culture Hacks by Colin D. Ellis offers readers a fresh, unique opportunity to cocreate, with their own teams, a customized collaborative culture that works effectively and efficiently.
Culture Hacks leads readers on a journey of examining different topics, some of which evolved into mainstream business “habits” worthy of being challenged, and in many cases, perhaps unlearned. Through the simple to follow format of suggested dos and don’ts supported by Colin D. Ellis’ personal work experiences, research, appropriate case studies, and historical tidbits, readers can’t help but start visualizing benefits of transforming business cultures.
Culture Hacks was unintentionally written during the COVID-19 global crisis, during which life, and business, changed overnight. This book presents chances to redefine pre-COVID norms by continually developing and asking how things can be done differently. Colin D. Ellis adds levity to learning by letting his uplifting personality shine through the pages with comments like “because without laughter there’s no sunshine in the house”.
Twenty-six ideas to transform work methods are contained within this book. The topics center around root cause of culture issues such as suboptimal behaviour, poor performance, undefined strategy, and unnecessary bureaucracy. There is something to be learned for every reader, in every industry, in every geographic location. The intention is readers test what may work for their team, time, and place, over a suitable period. The expectation is all twenty-six areas may not apply to every reader. Some readers may want to try all twenty-six. Go for it.
Better business is just a few culture “hacks” away. Envision a business world with more collaboration, communication, corporate social responsibility, honesty, empathy, teamwork, feedback, visible senior management, and much more.
Readers, as leaders, have the power to tap into the ideas of this book to ultimately create a team culture so invigorating and inviting that others will want to join the evolution. Work will get done, while connecting, and laughing along the way.
Our lives are defined by choices we make. Reading Culture Hacks by Colin D. Ellis will open the door to new ways of thinking, different actions, and better outcomes. At one point in Culture Hacks, the reader is asked, “You have a chance to leave a legacy of humanity and humility – why waste it?” Seize your chance to create positive change in the business world – read Culture Hacks. You may even listen along to Colin D. Ellis’ soundtrack for some additional inspiration. Yes, a business author who shares his musing playlist.
by Jennifer L. Musser