Jonah Lehrer writes in Wired and
The New Yorker about Steve Jobs using architecture to inculcate teamwork when he
took over Pixar.
He insisted that Pixar's headquarters
be designed so that disparate groups of employees were forced to come together...
Larry Downes in Forbes has an article on the decline and (they presume) fall of Best Buy . Other than the hagiography of Amazon.com, 1 there are some very interesting points in the article.
Before you read it, though, consider what you think intuitively...
Scott Adams and Dilbert regularly
ridicule management, usually represented by the pointy-haired boss, or PHB.
Over the many years Adams has been
drawing the strip, he's certainly found plenty of targets for ridicule. Many of
them have struck...
Mark Herrmann, Chief Litigation Counsel
for Aon, writes about his first 360 review here .
A 360 review is common in many corporations
for mid-level and senior managers. An HR consultant (usually) helps you map your
self-assessed strengths and weaknesses...
Jay Shepard has an interesting post today
at Above the Law where he talks about the need for partners to teach associates
to be future partners .
He lists seven things a teaching partner
should do to strengthen the firm for the future:
(I should have posted this
yesterday, when hobgoblins were out and about in the neighborhoods. And the
first half wanders far afield before returning to project leadership concepts.
You can skip the intro and jump
right to that point .)
I was working...
What does science know about motivating employees that businesses too often ignore?
That's the topic of an 18-minute talk by (nonpracticing) lawyer Dan Pink . He frames it as an argument to the jury of the audience.
In this 2009 talk, he describes...