Last week I wrote a post questioning the term “employee engagement.” I wasn’t so much questioning the validity of pursuing employee engagement as really questioning if employee engagement problems aren’t just a symptom of problems we’ve been seeing in organizations for … [Read more...] about How Do I Know If A Company Actually Cares About Its People?
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 unfeeling but people typically are not. Do we inadvertently … [Read more...] about Is Employee Engagement A Problem?
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. If we don't care that people are treated unfairly we don't care about our organization's … [Read more...] about My Work Tombstone
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 … [Read more...] about Bureaucrats
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 to refer to someone as a worker or an employee? Or a resource? How … [Read more...] about Do You Want to Be An Employee?