At a dinner last year with several authors/speakers/consultants I hold in high esteem, I was delighted to uncover a shared love of fantasy and science fiction novels. (And here I thought I was the only geek in my field) If you enjoy fantasy novels, I hope you’ll enjoy this analogy.
As a larger percentage of the global workforce moves to remote working conditions, it’s important for all of us to remember that there is another real, live, breathing (and stressing) human being on the other end of each email exchange. Here’s one trick to making life easier for them.
Being a part of a tribe is almost always exciting for us, in a way that being a part of a company sometimes is not. So what’s that all about? My take is that it’s probably the last piece – the “connected to an idea” part – that is so engaging. That forward momentum that comes from a shared vision of something that’s not quite reality, but within the realm of possibility.
I wrote a post last fall about the importance of physical presence in our digital age. About the need for teams – even and especially virtual teams – to get together every now and then to share a meal, and discuss business and life beyond the daily…
Image courtesy of the Institute of Management. “In the world of organizational life, there’s no single discussion that causes so much fear and dread on the boss’s side and so much anger and resentment on the direct report’s side than the performance review” a Forbes article states, listing the “10 Biggest Mistakes Bosses Make In Performance Reviews”. The Wall Street Journal goes as far as asking organizations to “Get Rid of the Performance Review!” because it “destroys morale, kills teamwork and hurts the […]
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