What are your company’s core value?

Each company have their unique set of rules and values they follow, subsequently this defines what their company culture is. Some company culture are very internally focus, driven by innovations, profits and individual achievements. Whilst another company’s culture could be very customer focus, driven by harmony and not as much profit focused.

Many entrepreneurs I talk to who have expressed the challenge they have experienced with their people and  work cultures. Most of which have yet to defined what their core values are and integrated it as part of their company’s DNA. Read More »

How Work Can Be Cool

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Recently, E-Web Marketing made the front cover of The North Shore Times newspaper for being a “worker’s paradise” and Australia’s fourth best workplace for 2012. During our day-to-day, each E-Webber is able to enjoy fun perks such as the mini trampolines, gaming consoles, table tennis table, foosball tables, pool tables and popcorn machine. However, what makes E-Web a truly one of the best places to work in Australia  is our shared values and strong company culture. Read More »

Do you have Superstars on your team?

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To accomplish your big business goals, you must realise that it will have to be done with and through people. The next pivotal step is then determining what kind of people you need to select for your company. One of the biggest mistakes that business owners make is hiring individuals that are similar to themselves as opposed to hiring those with the skills and qualities that complement your own. Read More »

Empower your team to think like business owners

At the end of last year, I talked to our team about shifting our mindset from being a team of online marketers to become a team of Intrapreneurs. Recently the Australian Financial Review published a story about this change.

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One of the main reason we decided to make this shift is because we wanted to create a team of business minded problem solvers, as opposed to people who are boxed in the scope of their job titles. Read More »

Channel 10 live broadcast at E-Web’s office!

As a result of being recognised as BRW’s Best Place to Work for 3 consecutive years, Channel 10 came to our office to do a live cross during their breakfast show. We were represented by our HSF Ambassador Jeff Yang. Watch the full interview below.

*What’s interesting is that I had no idea Jeff is such a good ping pong player, not missing a single shot whilst able to hold a conversation on national TV. Impressive!

Happy Culture, Happy Profit!

The last few weeks has been a lot of fun and exciting. Been traveling overseas and also presenting at various conferences on work place culture. One think I missed is posting on this blog and sharing my journey with you.

Here is a link on my recent interview with Louis Lautman the founder of the Young Entrepreneur Society, on the topic of Happy Profit, Happy Culture, you can watch the full interview below.

 

Being the Best Pays Dividends for Employers

This post first appeared on BRW Australia.

No.4 ranked Best Place to Work E-Web Marketing’s chief executive Gary Ng used to spend up to $12,000 per new hire on headhunters and referral bonuses, but in the last two years he claims that’s been almost entirely eliminated.

“Word has gotten out about our positive workplace culture. We now find ourselves inundated with hundreds of high calibre job-seekers approaching us directly,” Ng says. Read More »

What happens when you send your whole company to attend a Tony Robbins event?

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E-Web Crew at Unleash the Power Within

Today I want to share what I learned at my first Unleash the Power Within (UPW) event with Tony Robbins, a 4-day seminar held at Sydney Olympic Park on April 27th – April 30th. The experience was made even more special by the fact that many of my E-Web Marketing team members were there to share in this amazing journey of learning and self-discovery. One of our company’s core values is “Be passionate about learning”, and the fact that each attending E-Webber was willing to not only spend $750 for the entry cost, but a full four days of their life immersed in personal development, wasawesome. It brought me great joy to know that I am part of a team that is so dedicated. Read More »

How to Create a Culture of Lateral Thinkers – Part 2

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Please click here for Part 1 of this blog post before reading on.

Is it harder for people to operate without managers to watch over their shoulders, giving directions and expecting reports? In many ways, yes. It’s easier to have someone tell you what to do. It’s easier to know exactly what’s expected of you. And it’s definitely easier to not have to take risks, or come up with new ideas, or have someone to turn to to fix it when everything suddenly goes wrong. Read More »