Tag: organizational change

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. […]

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 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 […]

Applying the Pareto Principle to the History of Project Management

Applying the Pareto Principle to the History of Project Management

Fresh from the camera – Lesson 2 on Project Management 2.0: The History of Project Management as We Know It. Applying the Pareto principle to Project Management history, we can safely conclude that it consists of three major milestones. Watch Lesson 2 – and let me know if you disagree. Good people from a fledging […]

Maslow Revisited, Part IV: Culture Compass

Maslow Revisited, Part IV: Culture Compass Q7 Culture Compass

Q7Culture Compass, built on 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-organization fit based on values’ congruence.

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 […]

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.

The Millennial VP and the Coach

The Millennial VP and the Coach The Millennial VP and the Coach

Once upon a time, there was a Millennial VP who believed in all things but three. He did not believe in engagement, he did not believe in purpose, he did not believe in servant leadership. His father, the CEO, told him that such things did not exist. As there was no engagement or purpose in […]

Are You a Talent Magnet Business?

Are You a Talent Magnet Business?

One day, HRs will all be able to get the best imaginable employees: they will print them on a 3D printer, using the profile and settings prompted by the AI (and recycle the misprinted ones, of course). But before we get there, the true competition will be about people. For the next decade or two, […]