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Most of us have felt disillusionment with the corporate world at some point in our careers. Our jobs turn out to be more tedious, our bosses more overbearing and our colleagues more disengaged than we thought they’d be. And while we start normalizing the status quo to keep our sanity and our source of income, some of us can’t shake off the thought:

There must be a better way.

That’s exactly what Pim De Morree and Joost Minnaar discussed over a beer in Barcelona one day. But instead of going back to the office after their trip ended, they turned in their resignations and decided to travel the world in search of companies who managed to do things differently. They founded Corporate Rebels and started sharing everything they’d been learning on their blog.

With time, the blog turned into a book and their work into a movement of people who look for better ways to work.

This week I speak to Pim De Morree about the paradigm shifts our organizations need to move into a better future of work.

Episode Highlights

Here are some of the highlights from this episode:

  • The Corporate Rebels origin story.
  • The 8 shifts that pioneering organizations have embraced.
  • What practices organizations like Patagonia implement to bring their purpose to life.
  • Why embracing experimentation is so important in all aspects of business doing.
  • The alternative to a fixed plan or budget.
  • How Haier and other pioneering companies transitioned from a traditional hierarchy to a network of teams.
  • Job crafting – what it is and how it works.

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Audio production by James Ede, Be Heard

More about Pim De Morree

Pim de Morree co-founded Corporate Rebels after saying goodbye to a frustrating corporate job. That was three years after finishing his studies in Industrial Engineering and Management Science and Innovation Management at the Eindhoven University of Technology. Besides traveling the world to research progressive organizations, he writes for the Corporate Rebels blog, advises companies, and gives keynote presentations to inspire organizations to radically change the way they work. Together with the rest of the Corporate Rebels team, he supports the growth of a global movement to make work more fun.


Books and resources mentioned in this episode

Corporate Rebels – Make Work More Fun by Pim De Moree and Joost Minaar

Reinventing Organizations by Frederic Laloux

Drive by Daniel Pink


Additional resources 

CultureBrained Community – a one-of-a-kind virtual community for Heads of Culture, founders, and leaders who want to up their culture game. 

Scaleup’s Guide to Creating a Culture Playbook 

Personal Core Values Discovery Guide

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