Indulging employees is no substitute for engaging them

July 12, 2013
Gallup

  “Leaders will buy miserable employees latte machines for their offices, give them free lunch and sodas, or even worse — just let them all work at home, hailing an ‘enlightened’ policy of telecommuting. Hell, some of these practices might [...]

Someonewhogivesadamn.com on NOT working for Google

July 30, 2012
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Why Recent Graduates Should NOT Work For Google Google is supposed to be the perfect place to start a career. Many recent surveys have pictured the search giant as the world’s most attractive employer, with famous perks as the twenty percent [...]

Deming, Total Quality, and the Fundamental Respect for People

May 26, 2012
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Edward Deming is known as the father of the quality movement. TQM became a fixeture of many industrial and non-industrial companies. Yet, according to studies two thirds of companies consider that TQM hasn’t met their expectations. Is it TQM’s or [...]

Daniel Pink explains the science of self-motivation

June 25, 2011
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The surprising truth about what motivates us by Daniel Pink & RSA We thought we posted already this video. Indeed, Dan Pink achieves here one of the best popularizations of the scientific work on human needs, which satisfaction leads us [...]

Google and SAS: Are well treated employees happy?

June 2, 2011
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Free organic food, massage, haircut, even concierge… and still leaving We are hearing alarming news from Google. There seems to be a mass exodus and googlers are dropping like flies. And when they organize a leaving party they joke that [...]

Goodwill, intangible assets, and where they come from

December 9, 2010

Goodwill, intangible assets, and the right culture When a company is acquired, most often the amount the buyer pays for it is far superior to the value of its tangible—physical and financial—assets. Goodwill is, technically, an intangible asset, one coming [...]