Pim de Morree of the Corporate Rebels (corporate-rebels.com) takes time out from the much needed corporate revolution to answer our beguilingly simple questions.
What book are you currently reading?
Understanding Revolution by Patrick Van Inwegen
How do you describe what you do?
We make work more fun by unleashing a global workplace revolution. We research, share, and build a movement around how work could be organized vastly better.
What is your big idea?
I don’t do big ideas. Here’s a common-sense one though: The world would be a much better place when every person has a job they love.
Why does it matter now?
It always matters to create radically engaging workplaces. Both for personal and organizational gain. Imagine what the world could be like if everyone is passionate about their work. If everyone is driven by the purpose of their organization. If we are freed from the bureaucratic structures that hold back today’s organizations.
Who or what is your biggest inspiration?
Nelson Mandela. For his unstoppable courage, his infinite empathy, and his positive rebelliousness to change the world for the better.
What does success look like?
Pursuing what you believe in while being surrounded by likeminded people who are just as crazy as you are.
What is your competitive advantage?
We conduct first-hand, pioneering research by travelling the globe to visit the world’s most progressive workplaces. We then turn their pioneering ideas into practical inspiration for people to change their workplace for the better. Whether it’s through our blog, book, or presentations, we talk plainly – no management bullshit or hyped-up corporate propaganda. We tell it like it is.
How much time do you spend travelling?
What is the secret of a great presentation?
What is your next goal?
To release our upcoming book (titled: Corporate Rebels). Pre-order here.
What advice would you give to someone wanting to follow in your footsteps?
“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” As Ralph Waldo Emerson wisely said.
What is the biggest issue for business in the next decade?
Disengagement in the workplace. The vast majority of organizations suffer from it and only a few have a clue on how to solve it. If you can’t solve it, you’ll never thrive. If you can, you’ll never stop thriving.
Describe yourself in three words.
Positive, enthusiastic, pigheaded.