I’d rather have a hole in my team, than an asshole in my team. Does this remark by Dan Jacobs, Head of Talent at Apple, hit home for you? Read on. The uncomfortable truth of building a team, is the inevitable moment when ways will part again, with some – or lots of – hurt … Continue reading Hiring? What about firing?￼
The list of inspirational quotes to help us deal with failure is endless. And no wonder: we are really bad at dealing with failure. We actually need reminders to tell us it’s ok to fail. And although using quotes has lost a bit – maybe a lot – of its cool, thanks to all the … Continue reading How to deal with failure as a scale-up￼
Time is money. It’s a popular saying in business and it equates the value of your time to your earnings. It means that any time wasted is, in essence, money lost. The American psychologist Michael Guttridge, who focuses on human behavior, advocates consciously wasting time, to recharge your battery and clear the mind: “Taking time … Continue reading The pitfalls of managing your own time.
Which kind of investors are out there and which ones do you need? As a scale-up, your business has successfully gone past the start-up stage. An amazing achievement. However, you still need to find footing as a growing company. In fact, the scale-up phase is the most dangerous time for entrepreneurs and businesses; not the … Continue reading How to find investors?
Get enough exercise. Get enough rest. Take enough time off from work. Spend a good amount of time with family and friends. Make time to do things you enjoy doing. Ok. Awesome. Forget about that deadline you have to meet in 3 hours, just as soon as you get out of your meetings. Forget about … Continue reading How to improve your work-life balance?
The blog is in Dutch, sorry to our English readers! In dit interview spreekt Thom over een flexibel kantoor dat mee beweegt met de wensen van de huurders. Een terugblik over hoe Scalehub is ontstaan. Hoe wij ons als brand naar buiten brengen, de locaties en de groei mogelijkheden daarin. Welke lessen er geleerd zijn … Continue reading Our founder Thom van Wijk is interviewed by VG Visie!
Is anything more valuable than time? Probably not. And yet, we’re often left wondering: “Where did time go? Especially when we finish after a busy day. Time can fly when we spend it on things we love or with people we love. It seems to never feel wasted. With work that can be different; time can … Continue reading Work smarter: 5 surprising practices for time management
Less is more if you want to be a minimalist, at anything. Same goes for work. But don’t put your office interior designer to work just yet, there’s no need for a frills-free all off-white work environment. And wait before you call Marie Kondo; folding your laptop into a roll that sparks joy is not … Continue reading How to be a minimalist at work
Ready to take your business to the next level? Scaling up may be the best way for your company. But actually being ready to scale is a critical factor for success when moving on to become a scale-up. As tempting as it may be to look at all the upsides of scaling up, there’s just … Continue reading Pro’s & Con’s of a Scale-Up
Growing a business, there’s no escaping the hiring game. We all want the best people for our company, and for every single person to help grow our business even further. Not necessarily expanding our revenue or size – not all jobs pay for themselves – but to achieve excellence, stay ahead or beat our rivals. … Continue reading Hiring in a growing company
As long as there’s a future, there’s going to be a future of work. And as with any “future of”, we love to make predictions about it. Predicting the future used to be something weirdo’s (insert favourite Back to the Future quote) and scientists had a Monopoly on. And way (way!) before, we used to … Continue reading The New World of Work. Is it really new?
What does your company stand for? Your core values are at the root of your company’s identity – they educate clients and potential customers about what your company is about. But before anything else, your values guide the way you do business. You probably have thought about what your company’s (core-)values are and how they … Continue reading How explicit should you be about creating values in your company?
You can hardly have a working existence without frequently coming across the subject of “Purpose”. The one with the capital P. Whether you are a company (re-)shaping your brand or thinking about how to futureproof your business, or if it’s you personally who wants to find more meaning in (work-) life or in a more … Continue reading What’s “purpose”? Is it something we’re told that we’re meant to feel or can we really intensely feel it?
Soon, we can fully reopen our offices. Soon our only problem will be dealing with the 1,5 meter restrictions and how that will allow us to use the office space we have available. And soon enough too, everybody will be vaccinated and by the end of summer there really is “no excuse” not to start … Continue reading Offices opening back up full-time: How will we deal with it?
All is fair in love and the war for talent. So it seems, when you look at modern-day recruitment and headhunting. It should be no surprise: without attracting talent, there’s no way to grow a business and stay ahead of competitors, especially if you want to go from small to big business. As we’re in … Continue reading Attracting new talent: what does Gen-Z look for?
There is a lot of discussion going on about how many days employees will or should work from the office. It is a difficult time for companies trying to establish their new normal for the near and far future of their work. We are all looking at the usual suspects to step forward; often it’s … Continue reading Is the Office a Clubhouse?
We all used to envy the digital nomads posting photos from a hammock in the prettiest places our planet has to offer. If only we had that freedom to work from a tropical island. And although this exact scenario may not be realistic for most of us. Covid has proven what we already knew: work … Continue reading Work where it works best
Het was een lastige periode voor de aanbieders van geservicede kantoorruimte. Iedereen verwachtte dat de markt begin dit jaar wel zou aantrekken, maar moest daar op teruggekomen. Bestaande coronamaatregelen werden verlengd en nieuwe aangekondigd. Hoewel hoop gloort met snelle vaccinatie voor de tweede helft van het jaar. De lockdown heeft een negatief effect op de omzet en het … Continue reading Is de huurovereenkomst passé?
Last week, I watched the short Dutch graduation film by Max Baggerman “Als je later groot bent” [English: When you are a grown up]. Shot pre-corona, the film shows commuters in long, slow shots on their way to work, in a traffic jam, or in the subway. Other scenes show workers in huge office buildings … Continue reading Death to the office – long live the office!
From flexible desks in an old Ford garage at the Overtoom in Amsterdam to five professional office locations where companies can find a fitting space for their (growing) organizations. It is a special moment for us to receive this FD Gazelle Award. It makes us look back on the years of growth behind us and … Continue reading ScaleHub Offices, FD Gazelle Award 2020