What do Europe’s most innovative video games company, a US Navy Submarine Captain and Hewlett-Packard have in common? The answer – autonomy, transparency, simplicity and entrepreneurship. Oh and Heiko Fischer! In this episode, sponsored by a-connect, Heiko and Mark discuss how the RH way came into being through Heiko’s time at Crytek, how the core principles behind the RH philosophy “100% entrepreneurship, 0% bureaucracy” work in practice, and how gamification in the workplace can help us solve the problem of unproductive meetings (among other things).

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Heiko Fischer (referred to by leading management thinker Gary Hamel as the Tony Stark of Human Resources) founded Resourceful Humans (RH), basing it on the HP Way and including management philosophies developed in innovative companies like WL Gore and Ricardo Semler’s Semco Partners, as well as drawing on Heiko’s experience working at eBay, General Motors and Bayer. During his time at Crytek, Europe’s most successful independent video games company, Heiko and his team established the RH-Way, which is a management framework built on the mantra of “100% entrepreneurship, 0% bureaucracy”. The business was designed around a network of entrepreneurial teams contributing autonomously to the best interest of its customers. After the success of the experiment at Crytek, in collaboration with Angela Maus and Markus Tacker, Heiko founded Resourceful Humans in late 2011 to bring the RH-Way into some of the world’s most successful companies. In 2014, RH was awarded the Management Innovation Award for enabling democratic entrepreneurship at HAUFE. RH combines its maverick management framework with cutting edge networking technology like aiRH, to optimise work environments for people and products.


Mark Bidwell has extensive experience catalyzing and driving change in a variety of marketing and leadership roles at market-leading companies such as BP Oil, The Hay Group, and Syngenta, where I lhe the creation and development of a $2bn Specialty Crops business unit. Mark’s initial exposure to disruptive innovation involved launching London’s first home-delivery supermarket, followed by introducing the first web-based consulting product to European clients in 1995, which formed the basis of a business that today generates revenues approaching $150m.

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