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SaunaGrow.com podcast delivered to you by Boleslaw Drapella, serial entrepreneur, manager and investor and Natalia Laskowska, experienced operations executive and manager. Topics covered are general management, team building, company scaling and more. All in a form of a very short episodes, straight and to the point. SaunaGrow.com is a business mentoring platform for managers and founders who want to grow their businesses wisely.

Sauna Talks Bolesław Drapella & Natalia Laskowska

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SaunaGrow.com podcast delivered to you by Boleslaw Drapella, serial entrepreneur, manager and investor and Natalia Laskowska, experienced operations executive and manager. Topics covered are general management, team building, company scaling and more. All in a form of a very short episodes, straight and to the point. SaunaGrow.com is a business mentoring platform for managers and founders who want to grow their businesses wisely.

    22. OKR - Objective Key Results

    22. OKR - Objective Key Results

    Have you heard about OKRs?

    If you heard about it, you are in the right place to explore the topic even further.

    If not - it is worth your while, as the goal-setting skills are as challenging as they are fundamental. Even more so is the ability to measure how efficiently these goals have been completed.

    So today  I’m going to talk about setting and monitoring goals using the OKR methodology.


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    • 12 min
    21. 1:1 Meetings

    21. 1:1 Meetings

    Have you ever wondered what we – managers – should care about most?

    Preparing for this podcast, I’ve asked this question to myself and some other managers. Most opinions come down to such things as: getting tangible/solid/measurable results from our work, achieving our goals and developing our organizations.

    Naturally, that is what most of us want and what we aim for.  But sometimes we don’t realize how important is the way how we will actually get there. The things that need to happen to achieve our goals.

    And when they are actually achieved? How do we define “achieving goals”?

    This episode is about one on one meetings (1:1) between the manager & employee. Enjoy!


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    • 12 min
    20. Team Communication

    20. Team Communication

    Our focus today will be communicating in a team – one of the key issues for a growing company. It is quite a broad topic, so I’d like to share just a few ideas that may help make a rapid and radical improvement in your team communication.

    To begin with, you may have heard about the synchronous and asynchronous modes of team communication.


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    • 10 min
    19. Employee Termination Costs

    19. Employee Termination Costs

    Welcome to today’s episode, devoted to the costs of terminating an employment contract. As it is commonly assumed, the employee dismissal costs are equal to the costs of recruiting a replacement. In this podcast, I am going to explain why this approach is so very incorrect. A closer look at the key aspects of the firing-to-hiring process may actually prove it is a trouble in disguise. We might be losing a lot more than we initially thought.


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    • 8 min
    18. Equity participation - healthy table cap

    18. Equity participation - healthy table cap

    Let’s have a look at the structure of equity participation in a company and its changes in time. When seeking external investment at the early stage of business growth, founding teams often have to decide what share of their business should be sold to investors.

    To help you answer this question, I can offer my experience from both sides of such contracts. I have been involved both in acquiring funds and investing. For companies such as Morizon, AirHelp or Saunowy Staw, the total amount I acquired in all investment rounds was several tens of millions of Polish Złoty.


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    • 16 min
    17. Structure changes in a fast growing organizations

    17. Structure changes in a fast growing organizations

    This episode is recorded on request, as a follow-up to the survey posted on the “Startup Talks” group on Facebook, asking what topic you would like to hear about next. Some dozen people responded to the survey, having chosen the topics proposed there or adding their own ideas. It turned out, that the most wanted topic was the changes in the organizational structure in a fast-growing company. I’m glad this was your choice, because the structure transformation is one of the hardest processes that founders of small companies must face.


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    • 10 min

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