6 traits of the best workplace on earth — from smartplanet.com by Joe McKendrick


In their HBR article,  Goffee and Jones cite examples of companies that built open, creative workplaces into their corporate culture, and have seen great success. They point out that the ideal workplace has six common characteristics (and few companies have all six achieved):

  1. Individual differences are nurtured
  2. The flow of Information is unleashed; not suppressed or spun
  3. The company adds value to employees, rather than merely extracting it from them
  4. The organization stands for something meaningful
  5. The work itself is intrinsically rewarding
  6. There are no stupid rules