How to Get a Safe Haircut and a Hug – Soonest?

How to Get a Safe Haircut and a Hug – Soonest? covid tracing app

COVID19 contact tracking is the only winning option. The technology is already here. Fighting the new technology is as irresponsible as denying the impact of ‘civilization’ on climate change,

Post-Lockdown Employee Engagement Survey

Post-Lockdown Employee Engagement Survey Employee Engagement Survey Do's and Don'ts

As we start seeing the light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel, we realize that we are not going to get back to normal. The new normal will be different. The pandemic crisis has been an “up-or-out” test for most businesses. Only the teams that have engaged employees will come out stronger. As a […]

Maslow Revisited, Part III: Aligned Basic Values

Maslow Revisited, Part III: Aligned Basic Values

Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs supplemented with Schwartz’s Basic Human Values theory gives a better explanation to human behavior, societal changes, and helps determine company culture and person to team member’s fit based on values congruence.

Productivity, Happiness, Engagement and IQ

Productivity, Happiness, Engagement and IQ Performance Engagement IQ

I merged and analyzed the available data on GDP (per capita), national IQs, happiness, and employee engagement worldwide, for 93 countries. My goal is to come up with practical suggestions to business leaders; thus, these observations are focused more on qualitative results and trends than on the “scientificity” of the idea. Here are my observations focused on qualitative results and trends.

Happy Passover, All!

Happy Passover, All!

I decided to post the same image as last year, just modified it to keep everybody in the picture safe and to commemorate the circumstances in which we enter Passover and Easter holidays this year. Let the story of Passover remind everyone, Jewish and gentile, of our power to overcome any hardship.  

Maslow Revisited, Part II: Circumplex of Values

Maslow Revisited, Part II: Circumplex of Values

Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs supplemented with Schwartz’s Basic Human Values theory gives a better explanation to human behavior, societal changes, and helps determine company culture and person to team member’s fit based on values congruence.

Working From Home During COVID Lockdown

Working From Home During COVID Lockdown

Working from home may be hard at first, especially if #WFH is not your thing. Individual circumstances make it difficult to follow the mass-media advice. Would it not be better to just do your job conscientiously? Do your best. It is not that complicated: use common sense and stay human.
If you continue doing your best during this involuntary shutdown, you’ll get a head start over the competitors after this emergency is over – soon.

Maslow Revisited. Part One: Hierarchy of Needs.

Maslow Revisited. Part One: Hierarchy of Needs.

Today, almost 50 years after Maslow’s death, all of us remember Maslow’s hierarchy of needs: a multicolored pyramid. However, Maslow never used the pyramid to illustrate his theory. Moreover, there are no steps.

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Behind the Glassdoor Reviews

Behind the Glassdoor Reviews

Glassdoor reviews and comments are very reliable. If you are considering a role with a new company, the Glassdoor reviews are your starting point. And if you are in a leadership position and care about your business, these anonymous reviews left by your colleagues may help you run the business better.

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Human Needs is Not a Pyramid. So What?

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Human Needs is Not a Pyramid. So What?

Though never presented as a Pyramid, the hierarchy of needs proposed by Maslow almost 80 years ago is a remarkable discovery. Created by a psychologist, it is applicable in almost any other “soft” situation, where human beings are involved.