The Gapingvoid Email

Three days a week we’ll email you a super insightful illustration that tells a story about the world of work. The emails cover topics like company culture, design thinking, leadership strategies, creating better functioning teams, enhancing patient experience, etc. They are designed to give you insight into working smarter and being more connected to why you do what you do. We also feature guest posts once a week from thought leaders around the world. People who enjoy the daily are most often senior leaders in business, healthcare execs, entrepreneurs, and academics.

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Read our latest posts below:

creative culture; you are responsible for your own experience

Go figure it out

By David Essman | December 4, 2020

“I figured it out. You figure it out.” One of my favorite quotes was told to me by an old friend, Austin Kleon. He was talking …

sustaining a great culture;No Pressure Microsoft Research

Gapingvoid goes to Hollywood

By David Essman | December 2, 2020

One of the great things about our consulting engagements is that the effect of our work carries on long after we “leave the building”. A few …

culture best practices; humanity is our ultimate competitive advantage

Tony, thank you for delivering Wow

By David Essman | November 30, 2020

  The sad news was all over the media this weekend: Former Zappos CEO, Tony Hsieh passed away under pretty awful circumstances. We are gutted. A big …

purpose driven business;"the culture wheel" happy employees loved C.E.O.

The secret to designing great cultures

By David Essman | November 23, 2020

“Culture” is having its moment, and it couldn’t come sooner.   People are asking; “How do we maintain culture at distance?”, “What do we do about …

agile culture;the hard part was knowing what business we were actually in

What Business Are You Actually In?

By David Essman | November 20, 2020

There’s an old saying: The Stone Age didn’t end because we ran out of stones. No, the Stone Age was ended by the Bronze Age. …

creative culture; as a professional creator, your day job is to be continually nourished by the art of others.

Create or Die

By David Essman | November 18, 2020

  1. At the end of the day, we are a nation of creators. 2. We think of the creator class – the people who actually …