Strategy

4 Reasons You’re Not Taking A Mental Health Day When You Should

One positive thing to come from Robin Williams‘ unexpected death is that people are actually talking about mental health. While “mental health days” have been part of the lexicon in companies for a while, that doesn’t mean they’re the norm among employees. Taking a day off to take care of […]
4 Reasons You’re Not Taking A Mental Health Day When You Should
Strategy

How The Best Leaders Prevent Catastrophes Before They Happen

[credit provider=”Instagram” url=”http://instagram.com/p/R_H6-uRKHk/”] Many corporate crises are external, caused by a bad economy, natural disaster, or financial crisis. There’s only so much that can be done about those. But many others are man-made, caused by bad deal-making, poor strategy, or badly misreading the public. Great managers lead well in a crisis, […]
How The Best Leaders Prevent Catastrophes Before They Happen
Strategy

INSTANT MBA: Imitating Big Corporations Can Encourage Creativity In Small Businesses

[credit provider=”senor miller via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/dirtysouth/3452081158/”] Today’s advice comes from Tyson Cole, co-owner of the Japanese restaurants Uchi and Uchiko, via his interview with The New York Times:“Many restaurant owners don’t want to come off as corporate; to them, the “C” in the word “corporate” is like the Scarlet Letter. To […]
INSTANT MBA: Imitating Big Corporations Can Encourage Creativity In Small Businesses
Strategy

How Internet Companies Are Changing Organizational Structure In The Workplace

[credit provider=”Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/latente/2138610237/”] Online work is quickly gaining traction as a common employment model, creating a new breed of blended on-premise and online teams. As a result, the traditional perception of “the management” — higher-level employees who govern over lower-level employees — is becoming obsolete.As adoption of online work picks […]
How Internet Companies Are Changing Organizational Structure In The Workplace
Strategy

MALCOLM GLADWELL: Kids Today Don’t Understand The Need For Hierarchy

[credit provider=”Pop!Tech via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/poptech2006/2966504303/”] Author Malcolm Gladwell appeared at SHRM’s 2012 annual conference in Atlanta today to talk about generational diversity and how Millennials are different from previous generations.The gist of his argument is that we’re in the middle of a fundamental shift in how people communicate with each other, […]
MALCOLM GLADWELL: Kids Today Don’t Understand The Need For Hierarchy
Strategy

GENERAL MCCHRYSTAL: Here’s What Does And Doesn’t Work In An organisation

Retired four-star general Stanley A. McChrystal learned a lot about organizational structure during his time in the military, and he spoke about it at Fast Company’s Innovation Uncensored event in New York City today.He focused on the transformation of the Special Operations forces after the failure of Operation Eagle Claw […]
GENERAL MCCHRYSTAL: Here’s What Does And Doesn’t Work In An organisation