Leadership, Change and Respect for Our Foundational Law

The recent election cycle was painful. Regardless of your viewpoints, it seems our civil liberties were nearly ravaged. Many opinion leaders are calling for healing and more tolerance. Lord knows, we experienced a wicked year of community violence and upheaval that ended with a federal campaign about a war of the words. Throughout the year… Read More Leadership, Change and Respect for Our Foundational Law

Has The Time Come to Eliminate Annual Employee Reviews?

Organizations require order and standard procedures to thrive. Max Werking’s seminal essays ring true both about the positive and negative effects of bureaucratic order. One of the longstanding tools managers use in the bureaucratic order is the employee evaluation. For the new employee it typically is the probationary report. For the permanent employee, it is… Read More Has The Time Come to Eliminate Annual Employee Reviews?

The Fallacy of a Culture in Large Organizations

Organizations generate many observed behaviors which necessitate the use of paradigms such as culture. Small organizations (up to 300 persons) can show useful indications of the culture paradigm, where larger organizations (301-12,000+) can defy if not become unworkable within a cultural analysis. Military, paramilitary and law enforcement organizations typically adhere to more rigid cultural norms… Read More The Fallacy of a Culture in Large Organizations

Is Virtual Work Tracking Ready for Prime Time?

The changing workplace—which includes virtual working such as telework, independent work and working without walls—has been generally observed and researched since 1990 when personal computers (PCs) were widely marketed. Before affordable software and hardware, PCs were not affordable or useful for those who wanted to try working at home or locations outside the office. Contemporary… Read More Is Virtual Work Tracking Ready for Prime Time?