The Gapingvoid Email

Three times a week, we'll send you a thought-provoking illustration about the world of work along with a short snippet of insight. Our emails cover topics like company culture, design thinking, leadership strategies, creating better-functioning teams, navigating the hybrid work environment, and more. They are designed as quick reads to give you insight into working smarter and being more connected to why you do what you do. We also feature guest posts from thought leaders around the world and answer culture questions sent in by our readers. People who enjoy the daily email most are often senior leaders in business, healthcare execs, entrepreneurs, and academics.


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Read our latest posts below:


Where’s the Love Gone?

By Cierra Martin | Jan 7, 2023

It’s Murphy’s Law that the one time of the year that you really don’t want your travel plans going wrong (e.g. the Holiday Season and …


Is No Plan the Best Plan?

By Cierra Martin | Jan 5, 2023

Oblique: “having a sloping direction, angle, or position. e.g. Through the window came the last few oblique rays of evening sunshine. He gave her an …


Should We Bring Back the Jester?

By Cierra Martin | Dec 27, 2022

Kristel from Belgium wrote to us recently, questioning the merit of bringing back the role of the court jester in the business environment.  “I’m Belgium …


A Christmas Truce

By Cierra Martin | Dec 23, 2022

In Chapter Three of his bestselling book, “The Culture Code,” Daniel Coyle wrote about the famous WWI “Christmas Truce” of 1914. On Christmas Day, both …


Conversations that Matter

By Cierra Martin | Dec 21, 2022

Back in the Soviet Union (1917-1991), a lot of books were banned, especially Western ones. So if you wanted important but forbidden voices to be …


Optimistic Nihilism: Tastes Like Chicken

By Cierra Martin | Dec 19, 2022

A big part of being a leader is helping people find more meaning in their jobs. “Making meaning” is a fundamental credo in the culture-building …