People Hate Their Jobs

Why working in :m is better! I recently read this article entitled People Hate Their Jobs and would like to share my thoughts with you, as it made me wonder at just how bad work life can be for people, and how lucky we are to work in mondora.com. I’ve selected some extracts from the article,…

It’s Thursday so let’s go skiing

I was recently at a two day conference in which I met various managers from a very large IT company, and I had the opportunity to talk about mondora.com and how we work. March is full ski season for us in Valtellina so, naturally, we got talking about our traditional “ski Thursday”, the day of…

9 ways you can focus and be productive today

Working together with colleagues in a large open space office can be a lot of fun. There is always laughter, and jokes, and time to chill and have a chat in between tasks. But sometimes it is also very distracting, and you have trouble completing the first task on your list by the end of…

B Corps: follow the legal changes in Italy!

There is a lot going on in the B Corp world right now, with Italy being the first country outside of the US to pass the Benefit Corporation legislation, and many other European countries are interested in following these footsteps.  As an employee of mondora.com, an Italian B Corp who is living this legislation process,…

The power of genuine communication

Just before the Christmas holidays, when I’d completed all my to do list and was looking forward to the last few quiet hours in the office and the night out afterwards, my inbox was suddenly flooded with emails. Now, I normally do get a lot of emails….but over 100, all together? That has never happened…

The key ingredients of self-organisation

A while ago I wrote this post about unlimited holiday policy at mondora.com. A few months on, I would like to tell you about how things are working. Along with unlimited holidays, which are still in the experimentation phase, all employees at mondora.com enjoy a degree of flexibility over work hours, work location, business decisions…

Italian B Corps making some noise!

In March 2015 mondora.com became the seventh Certified B Corporation in Italy. The movement, which is already large in many countries, is slowly growing in Italy too. Yesterday the newspaper Nova Sole24Ore published an article entitled “B Corporations, sustainability enters business” which celebrated the first 10 B Corporations in Italy, as well as talking about…

Turn it around: how to love a job you think you’ll hate

It seems that some people are able to have a very straightforward career. They finish school, graduate at university and start their dream job in the same field they studied for. They then proceed to obtain career advancements and become important experts, before finally retiring and writing a few books about their wonderful life. If…

A personal view on how to spark creativity

As I sit here in  the office and write this, I’m amused that I’m writing a post in a moment in which my creativity is just not there. I’m sitting in my favourite spot of the office, in a corner, looking out of a window, with a cup of tea and a croissant by my…

How do you make new people feel valued and included?

There are thousands of blog posts out there about employee engagement, teamwork, team building activities, you name it. These posts offer useful tips on how to engage people more within a company in order to improve performance, but I find many are lacking a central point, or avoiding the main question: how do you make…