Category: consulting

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.

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.

Exit Strategy: A “Soft” Look on Business Succession

Exit Strategy: A “Soft” Look on Business Succession business for sale

It is never too late to start paying attention to the “soft stuff.” If you plan to retire, start doing it soon enough and get your successors involved: you will be able to realize your initial – and best – plan: hand off a strong organization to your children.

Four Stages of a Successful Change Project

Four Stages of a Successful Change Project performance growth through change stages

Change is NOT the only constant. The failure rate of change projects seems to stay constant as well, at about 70%. In order to be successful, change leaders need to realize that every change project must go through these four stages – rejection, objection, perception, adoption – and the first two stages may temporarily bring the performance down, which kills the key players’ desire to continue the change effort.

How to keep your staff motivated in the summer months

How to keep your staff motivated in the summer months

(Collectiver quoted in TelcoCompare Blog) Who doesn’t love the summer months? The days are warmer, brighter and longer, giving people ample opportunity to jet away to a sunny location or get outside and do something fun with their loved ones. Unfortunately, though, this isn’t the case for everyone. For those that don’t have any holidays […]

“Are You a Threat or a Help?”

“Are You a Threat or a Help?”

“Are you a threat or a help?” Can I trust you? When you encounter a stranger, this is the first thought that crosses your mind, often subconscious. We are wired to check if people around us are trustworthy, almost continuously. This helped us, human species, to survive and prosper through million years of evolution. And […]