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Entries by Ron Ashkenas from 08/2012

You Can Prevent Layoffs

| Posted 08.07.2012 | Business

Given the costs involved, perhaps it's time to think about layoffs as a last resort rather than a prime strategy. Here are some actions that you can take to reduce the likelihood of layoffs in your organization.

Thinking Long-Term in a Short-Term Economy

| Posted 08.09.2012 | Business

The reality is that most organizations can't be judged on a quarter-to-quarter basis. But how do you keep the focus on long-term value creation while the media and the markets exert pressure to do the opposite?

When Failure Is a Good Option

| Posted 08.22.2012 | Business

While it's easy to say that failure is not an option, the reality is that sometimes failure is not just an option but the preferred one.