Tagged: Organizations

Is Employee Engagement A Problem?

Is Employee Engagement A Problem?

Sometimes I wonder if employee engagement is only a problem because people feel like “the company” doesn’t care about them. The company is filled with people: managers and peers. “The company” is cold and...

My Work Tombstone

My Work Tombstone

If I had a tombstone to impart HR wisdom to future generations I would start here:   If we don’t care about the people in our organization we don’t care about our organization’s future....

Bureaucracy

Bureaucrats

Bureaucrats:  Annoying Boring Controlling Dull Energy sucking Fail to follow-up Galling Hard Core rule-followers lack Innovation Jack asses horde Knowledge Love complication Think they are Mighty Love to say to say No Over-complicate everything Purse...

We are not resources, that is an industrial age term

Do You Want to Be An Employee?

Lately I’ve been struggling with the words we use to describe the people that work in our organizations: – Employees – Talent – Staff – Co-workers/workers – Resources   Is it dehumanizing and  impersonal...