Human Resources: How do we still call it ‘human?’

Human Resources

Please explain to me how Human Resources operates in a ‘human’ way. I see the process ways, the protocol ways, the compliance ways, and the cover-your-ass ways. Where are the human ways? Continue Reading


Employee engagement ideas: Cut the BS

Employee engagement ideas

Saying that your company has a “purpose-driven mission alignment around core values and employee experience” is BS and fluff. It means nothing to a rank-and-file worker, and it hurts employee engagement. So let’s cut the crap. Continue Reading


End the deification of the workaholic


The workaholic culture will never end, and especially among males — but we can at least reduce the ways we deify it and treat it as vain-glorious, no? Continue Reading


The death of middle management

Middle management

Middle management has been a punchline for decades now, and is often thought of the place with enough process to choke a farm of horses. Is the Knowledge Economy finally going to kill it? Continue Reading


The vital necessity of flexible work schedules

Flexible Work Schedules

Flexible work schedules are so logical as a concept. But — most organizations totally whiff on how to do this properly. Why? And how could it get better? Let’s talk about this openly. Continue Reading


Micromanaging: Can it be prevented?


We’ve all had the micro-manager boss. But where does he/she come from, and how can he/she be prevented? Continue Reading


Organizational Change: Avoid ‘The Spreadsheet Mentality’

Organizational Change and The Spreadsheet Mentality

The Spreadsheet Mentality is a business concept born from “what’s measured is what matters.” And it absolutely murders productivity and efforts at organizational change, even though executives tend to deify it. Continue Reading


Onboarding: Revolve it around stories


If people are truly job-hopping more than ever, then onboarding is tremendously important. But most companies still do it horribly. What if we shifted the focus ever so slightly, though? Continue Reading