Category: productivity

Coming Next: Facebook Most Important Updates

Coming Next: Facebook Most Important Updates Facebook: Layoffs

Are you NOT surprised: now Facebook is announcing imminent layoffs, following a similar announcement from Google a few days ago. Although both companies are avoiding the L-word, in an attempt to remain politically correct to the end, this is what it is: layoffs. Like many oversatiated companies before them, they have reached the point where […]

Lawsuit Against Glassdoor: a Legal Scam?

Lawsuit Against Glassdoor: a Legal Scam? Lawsuit Against Glassdoor

Some legal firm from the US approached a local business owner offering him help to file a lawsuit against former employees who continue leaving “defamatory” reviews on Glassdoor. Essentially, they suggest hiring them to wriggle the “offenders’” identities from Glassdoor and then sue the insulters for “substantial damages caused by defamatory reviews,” thereby sending a […]

Lean Email with 5S

Lean Email with 5S Lean Email 5S

How many unread emails are in your mailbox now? Dozens? Hundreds? A year ago, one executive complained to me that he had over 3000 emails in his inbox, most of them unread. Six months later, he updated the figure to 5000, i.e. his unread backlog is growing slowly but surely, and so does his frustration. […]

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 […]

Glassdoor Ratings and Reviews Revisited – Part 1

Glassdoor Ratings and Reviews Revisited – Part 1 Glassdoor Revisited

Glassdoor has been the go-to resource for job seekers. There is a good reason for employers to use GD as well because a clean Glass Door can double as a mirror. There are benefits on both sides of the Glassdoor: It is an information resource, a mirror, and a communication tool.