By guest contributor Dan Hammond, CPO of Squadify
This week, a group of Brewdog ex-employees wrote an open letter citing a “culture of fear” and “toxic attitude” at the company. They went on to say that a “significant number” of them had suffered mental illness as a result of working there.
While he did not quite manage to apologise, Brewdog’s co-founder James Watt committed the company to a program of change.
He went on to say that the challenge now would be how Brewdog can maintain the intensity of its expansion “yet be a better employer”. Wouldn’t ‘by being a better employer’ make more sense?
What does this mean for leadership?
To perform, we need to look at both ‘task’ and ‘team’. Far from slowing growth, a focus on team will not only deliver the tasks but also create the safe workplace that everyone deserves.