Building a start-up: What characteristics do you need to be a successful founder?

In my last blog post, I wrote about our experiences when starting Testbirds and what I’ve learned from evaluating business ideas. You obviously will need a really good idea if you want to found a company. But another important aspect you have to consider is asking yourself if you have what it takes to be a founder. In this post, I will talk about the top 5 characteristics that, from my perspective, make a good founder.

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Challenges for today’s work environment and how we as an employer can contribute to the betterment of society

From my perspective, the biggest challenges for today’s work environment are globalisation, digitalisation and automation. Employees are often unsettled and see these topics as threats: Will they affect my work? And will my job position be safe in the future? In this post I’d like to share my thoughts about how we meet these challenges at Testbirds.

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We want you! How to find good talent as a start-up

Finding the right people is one of the biggest challenges for start-ups. First, there was only us three founders, we were small and not (yet) well-known. You cannot attract people with a big name at that stage. So, how can you find, not only good talent, but the right people for your company? There are a few things I’ve learned from past years of recruiting:

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Step by step: How to create an evolutionary organisation

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As part of my blog series about our organisation principle Orga 4.0, I’d like to share some thoughts today about creating a company that is constantly changing its structure – an evolutionary organisation. All companies sooner or later go into large restructuring and change processes. These large, time-consuming processes become necessary when parts of the structure don’t work anymore, in order to keep the organisation healthy and prosperous. Once one of these changes has been completed, often the organisational structure becomes outdated and the whole thing starts all over again.

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