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April 26, 2023

It’s Impossible to Explain – Why Meetings Still Suck

This past weekend, CBS Sunday Morning featured MEETINGS on their Money Issue – because it is such a significant cost issue. An estimated $37 billion is lost per year to unproductive meetings.

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April 4, 2023

It’s Impossible to Explain – the Progressive Disciplinary Process

Sadly, the progressive disciplinary process is alive and well.  And, by progressive, I mean a series of actions that expect an employee’s performance to get better while treating them progressively worse.  (A good friend of ours who is unfamiliar with this draconian approach to dealing with people thought progressive meant “advanced” or “cutting-edge”.)  He was […]

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March 1, 2023

It’s Impossible to Explain – How We Treat People During Layoff’s

It seems more and more often, things occur that are impossible to explain. Here’s an example.  Amid the mass layoffs currently occurring, one long-term employee posted her recent layoff experience on LinkedIn.  She did not do this to argue specifically with the decision – but wanted to take the opportunity to say goodbye and thank […]

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February 28, 2023

The Top 5 Benefits of a Flat Organizational Structure

An organizational structure is a framework for how business activities are performed and identifies each role, function and person in the organization’s operation within a set hierarchy. Having the right kind of organizational structure in place is critical to achieving your company’s mission.

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February 16, 2023

Return to the Office Does Not Guarantee Greater Innovation

Since COVID-19 restrictions eased, many companies have required that their employees return to the office.  Some executives and leaders reason that innovation is increased through in-person collaboration. Let’s start by challenging the idea that collaboration and innovation can best be achieved when people are back in the office.

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January 31, 2023

Competition is Great – BUT Doesn’t Outperform Humanity

Football, soccer, basketball, etc. So much fun to watch and play. There’s an excitement in watching competition – whether it’s your child’s T-Ball game or a professional sport. The goal is clear: TO WIN. This is also true in non-team competitions like marathons, surfing, tennis matches, etc. As well as competing with others, you are […]

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January 12, 2023

2023: A Time to Believe

Fast Company is looking for companies that are the Best Workplaces for Innovators (Best Workplace for Innovators).  With the start of a new year, we’re wondering why every company isn’t trying to qualify. Over the last few decades, we’ve seen many companies mission statements that proclaim high employee involvement and stress innovation as a core […]

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November 18, 2022

The Right Way to Measure Employee Performance

Employee performance reviews are a regulated assessment method used by companies to evaluate an employee’s work. They are a means to identify a worker’s strengths and weaknesses, allowing them to set goals for future improvement. Also called performance appraisals or performance evaluations, these procedures have been the primary employee productivity and efficiency measurement for many […]

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November 11, 2022

Relentless Forward Motion

Relentless Forward Motion So much is happening in our world (pandemic, great resignation, recession, inflation, and the list goes on).  Sometimes the feeling of uncertainty and constant change/challenge can be immobilizing.  While these challenges may subside, there will always be something else on the horizon so we need the right mindset.

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