In our People pioneers in action finale, I spoke the the sharp the insightful JooBee Yeow. JooBee is a trained Systems Engineer with a PhD in Organisational Psychology. Her expertise is in decoding relationships between people, processes, structures, systems and ways of working to implement strategies and tangible actions that help start-ups grow.
In her most recent endeavour she was the Chief People Officer at Infogrid who are ranked 15th in @startupstowers top 100 Startups for 2023. She's also enabled the founders of MOO, itech Media and Culture Trip to scale their start-ups and her consulting clients include Marshmallow, Learnerbly, Blexr, Schibsted (Sphock, Leboncoin, Subito, Done Deal, InfoJobs), Rolls Royce and Bosch.
As the creator of the Scaling Start-Ups blog series and Learngility Open Source, JooBee is always contributing to the start-up community's knowledge base and this interview is no exception. In it she shares:
🏫 Her careers advice for other Heads of People in start-ups
⏳ How she prioritises her time when she starts working with a new business
🎮 Why you should think of your company culture as your operating system
👯 The importance of relationships and how they last much longer than any one role
📈 The six stages of company growth and the corresponding challenges start-ups must overcome
🚨 Why it's important to solve the right problem not every problem and how to identify which is the right problem to solve!
If you'd like to have a chat about any of the ideas JooBee and I discuss in this episode, or about the People and Culture opportunities and challenges in your company, send me an email or grab some time with me here.