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The Iceberg of Ignorance

It all started (so they say) in 1989 when consultant Sidney Yoshida published his study, entitled “The Iceberg of Ignorance.” Allegedly, Yoshida revealed what he saw in the work and leadership habits of Japanese car manufacturer, Calsonic.   The tip of the iceberg He discovered a poor distribution of power and information within the hierarchy. […]

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Foxwin Interviews: Michele Nencioni

Michele Nencioni Managing Director at Confindustria Udine   Today we are interviewing Michele Nencioini, Managing Director at Confindustria Udine. This organisation set itself the target of improving internal collaboration in order to improve wellbeing. They were able to achieve this through engaging methods with direct participation of employees. In a business like Confindustria Udine, what are […]

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Awareness is Teal

In 2016, I read a book which catapulted me on to the path of company formation: Reinventing Organisations by Frederic Laloux. The book tells of 12 companies, from different sectors and countries, which have completed changed their own internal organisation in the past 50 years. Laloux defines them as the final stage of the evolution […]

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Foxwin Interviews: Nicole Belfanti, Lean Experience Factory

Nicole Belfanti Operational Expert in Lean Experience Factory  Today we are interviewing Nicole Belfanti, Operational Expert at Lean Experience Factory (LEF), training centre in San Vito al Tagliamento (Pordenone), created by the joint venture of McKinsey & Company and Unindustria Pordenone, Confindustria Udine, Polo Tecnologico di Pordenone, Consorzio Ponte Rosso, CCIAA di Pordenone.   We know that LEF – Lean Experience Factory – was established […]

A €100,000 Idea

“A €100,000 Idea,” almost sounds like a game show title from the 80s. Actually, it is the eye-catching name of the challenge created by Cooperativa Animazione Valdocco, who have been involved for years in aid work for social exclusion and unrest in Turin, protecting and managing health and education social services.   “We work mostly […]

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Story of a Fox: Roberto Trombetta

Happiness comes from knowing that the effects of what you have accomplished will benefit workers, their families, and their friends.   Things do not happen by chance. I left the company I used to work at because there was nothing there that really interested me. I broke the pact with myself of happily remaining a […]

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Sustainability in Business: The Shining Example of Ardiss FVG

 It may seem unlikely to connect corporate sustainability and a public body, but not when the increasingly more attentive and aware social group, students, are involved. In Italy, the right to education is constitutionally enshrined in article 34, which affirms that the lack of economic means must not limit the possibility of reaching the highest […]

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Story of a Fox: Cristiano Toffoletti

The sum of every human actions and expression determines what we define as culture.   My name is Cristiano Toffoletti, I live in  Udine, am 31 years old and have been passionate about cultural anthropology for the past 10 years. What fascinates me is the immense variety of ways people live, given that every individual […]

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Job Satisfaction: Objective and Subjective Factors

The following article aims to describe the ways in which national politico-economic factors, social aspects of internal business management and individual working attitudes contribute to satisfaction in the workplace; and how this job satisfaction itself is a phenomenon which, if present, can be translated into quantifiable value for organisations. European Union Statistics There are numerous […]

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Ricardo Semler: Rewarding Workers’ Wisdom (on TedX)

  Rewarding the wisdom of workers means taking good consideration towards other people. Often in the world of work people forget how important it is to act kindly and cultivate healthy relationships.   Semco Partners CEO Ricardo Semler proposes a radical form of business democracy in which everything has been rethought, from boards of directors […]