When I first read of Tesla firing over 700 employees (around 2% of the total workforce), I wanted to write about what I thought of that singular action. However, as I read more about the incident my interest in the firing dropped especially since there’s nothing extremely drastic about that action in isolation. Organizations let … Continue reading Over-promising & under-delivering
A false sense of urgency can be devastating. In our rush to find the next big thing, the next “disruptive” force, we often don’t give things time. Organizations rush to eliminate bell curves before they are ready for it, decisions become data driven even before we understand the data and reorganization decisions are taken before … Continue reading Let things take their time
Remember me taking about information hoarders? Recently in a discussion, an employee claimed to be proud of sharing his knowledge with everyone. He has won good recognition for helping his peers out when needed and teaching juniors. However, when time can to move to another role, his replacement was lost. Not lost because of a … Continue reading Who’s stepping into your shoes?
A recent article states that according to the Gallup Organization research, the best HR professionals can help their companies increase productivity, sales, and other performance metrics by as much as 20%, year after year. When I look at my organization, I realize that a lot of our time is taken away by traditional engagement activities. Being … Continue reading How well do you know your business?