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3 Tips for Productive Remote Work

Bob Gower | Posted 10.23.2015 | Business
Bob Gower

Offices are the reflexive norm because it can be hard to feel like a "real" company, or like you have a "real" job, if you don't gather in the same place each day. But the decision to have an office can often reflect a lack of imagination and a regression to the mean more than anything else

#TheFuturein5 Episode 36: What's Going on With Zappos and Holacracy

Jacob Morgan | Posted 05.12.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

In this episode of the Future in Five, I discuss the recent news about Zappos and the fact that hundreds of employees are leaving the 1,500-person company as a result of its implementation of something called "holacracy."

HR Should Own Organizational Effectiveness

Ed Lawler | Posted 04.20.2014 | Business
Ed Lawler

What should the role of HR be in a corporation? It many respects, the answer is obvious and simple. It should take primary responsibility for providing input, advice, direction, and execution with respect to organization effectiveness.

Netflix: We Got It Right!

Ed Lawler | Posted 09.01.2013 | Business
Ed Lawler

It's too early to declare that Netflix is a dominant force in the entertainment industry, but it's not too early to acknowledge that they have successfully changed their business model in a very short period of time.

Lack of Women on Corporate Boards: The Problem or A Symptom?

Ed Lawler | Posted 07.26.2011 | Business
Ed Lawler

Britain is inching toward following other countries (including France, Spain, and Norway) in introducing compulsory quotas for the number of women on ...

Evaluating Employees? Add Environmental and Societal Impact to Your Performance Checklist

Ed Lawler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ed Lawler

Employees don't have to make tough decisions about trade-offs and are not focused on making win/win/win decisions with respect to profit, people and planet.