5 SERIOUS YEARS

Only a few steps away from Poccistraße station, there is a beautiful and old mint green building, and in its third floor the SERIOUS.BUSINESS offices/party locations lay. It’s a small office, with an open floor plan, colorful posters and an inflatable unicorn head; outside a big terrace with fairy lights, a space that remains warm…

A Serious Tool to Survive Any Crisis

The lifeboat — A tool to keep your company afloat in times of turmoil and uncertainty. Method: Lifeboat Time: 60–120 Minutes Roles: 1 Facilitator Participants: 2–10 Materials: Whiteboard or Flipchart, Markers, Post-It’s Description: The lifeboat is a metaphorical method to reflect on the full scale of a crisis situation and take decisive action. Imagine your boat just crashed. Unfortunately, this…

11 Positives of a Global Pandemic

Disclaimer: We are not dismissing the severity of COVID — 19 nor the severity of the effects it is having on people all over the globe. Small business owners, certain service job employees, the elderly, children who rely on their meals from school… the list goes on. And of course, those who are hospitalized and those who…

Dressing Sustainably with 6 Pieces in 1 Week

There are an abundant number of ways to make a conscious effort toward minimizing our carbon footprint. Whether it is riding our bikes to work, remembering our reusable coffee cups, or buying produce from our local farmstand. Even peeing in the shower can save gallons of water each year. Grossed out? Yeah probably not, we see your…

5 Brands Abusing What it Means to be a Conscious Business

There are times in life when a fire emerges inside your soul and tells you to take action. Well, that fire has been burning inside of us here at Serious Business and it’s now clearly told us to make some particular call outs for the greater good of our planet and most importantly, the greater…

3 Markers to Identify Greenwashing Brands

Going green has gone from a genuine concern for the health of the planet to a sneaky marketing strategy adopted by many brands worldwide. Maybe you’ve heard the word ‘greenwashing’ before, or maybe you have not. Regardless, it is a term that we should all get familiar with as our planet faces devastating, irreversible effects…

5 Small Ways to Make a Better World

Too many times in a day we look down at our phones and see a string of news notifications that leave us feeling like the world is a dark, bleak place: destructive bushfires in Australia, terror attacks on innocent civilians, floods, and droughts. Recent news stories even triggered fears that world war 3 was in the works.…

5 Cool and Creative Ways to Reduce and Recycle Plastic

Hey — reduce yo plastic! Plastic stuff first became popular in our society only half a century ago. It is striking to see how much damage one material has made on the planet in such a short time span. In 2018 global production amounted to 359 million metric tons. Here are a few ways to take…

Generational Culture: What are Gen Zs all about?

This year Gen Zs became around 40% of all consumers. Meaning that the decisions this generation takes and will take will affect every industry; they have a buying power of approximately $45 billion and they have a thing or two to say about how they will spend it. Born between 1995 and 2010, they are the first truly digital…

5 Relevant Millennial Brands Who are Killing It

Venturing into the world of millennial research can be a daunting task. Where do you begin? Focus group? Workshops? OK, how do you know you’ve gathered a diverse representation of the population? And then, there’s the fact that so much research already exists. I’m not dismissing these research methods, hey we’ve used them and have…