The Great Resignation: 5 Trends to Watch in The Future Of Work – an Interview with Karen Mangia

The Great Resignation: 5 Trends to Watch in The Future Of Work – an Interview with Karen Mangia

(“The Great Resignation & The Future Of Work: Sergei Brovkin Of Collectiver On How Employers and Employees Are Reworking Work Together” –  originally published in Authority Magazine). No more lifetime careers or long-term employment. The rate of change in science and technology has reached such a level that no profession and no job will remain relevant […]

How and why is the theory of Maslow still relevant today?

How and why is the theory of Maslow still relevant today?

(Originally answered on Quora, on 10 October 2021). Is gravity still relevant today? How and why is that? The answer to this question is obvious because gravity is something that we all understand and can easily test or experience. It may be less evident, but certain laws are as immutable in psychology as gravity or […]

How to Make Sure Your Improvement Initiative Fails

How to Make Sure Your Improvement Initiative Fails Burning Platform Company Meeting

As a performance improvement expert and organizational change specialist, I affirm that the following principles are ultimately reliable and guarantee the expected outcome: 1. Send an unexpected mass email to all or call an all-hands meeting to tell the entire company that “we are on a burning platform.” 2. Hire a consulting company and tell […]

The 4-Day WorkWeek: The Good the Bad and the Ugly

The 4-Day WorkWeek: The Good the Bad and the Ugly (c) S. Brovkin

Recently, some major news media, many bloggers and numerous readers were delirious about the findings of several “four-day week” trials in the UK and Iceland (with more countries across the world joining in). Researches inform that those trials were an “overwhelming success,” with quite a few workers having moved to a shorter week while “productivity […]

Really, What Makes an Effective Executive?

Really, What Makes an Effective Executive?

Whenever I ask this question, I always hear the usual sacred mixture of “integrity,” “willpower,” “leadership,” and, of course, “charisma.” The most promising HiPos would proudly throw in “emotional intelligence.” Those fuzzy buzzwords are supposed to make all aspiring executives salivate but none answers the question or offers at least a practical first step. For […]