Leadership and Management

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Dress For The Job You Want

Hoodies and Sneakers: The New Workplace Uniform

Corporate cultures are shifting, and the workplace uniform with them. The 1980s saw the beginning of the “casual Friday” movement, which allowed employees to shed the ties and high heels once a week for a more comfortable look. That has slowly given way to a dress-down-every-day trend in many offices. When you get a dress code…

Over-Managed & Under-Led

The “Teslatization” of the Boardroom

Jaco Erasmus likes to call it the “boredroom” — the reason why so many C-suite execs are exiting the building, according to him, is because the boardroom is becoming an echo chamber of high-level executives who speak to each other and increasingly operate in a silo while the company chugs along at an alarmingly efficient…

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Uber Knew Better

5 of the Biggest HR Disasters From Respected Companies

The recent (read: long-time-in-the-making) “mishaps” at Uber and Susan J. Fowler’s riptide account of her experience as an employee got us thinking: how do such blatantly obvious HR failures even happen? Which, then, got us digging: what other massive, public have debacles happened in the recent past? As it turns out, the answer is surprising…

Holacracy – The End of Classic Management?

“Hey Boss, Grab Me a Coffee!”

Most experienced managers gasp in horror at the very mention of “holacracy.” Suddenly, in place of existing hierarchies, everything is put into question. Holacracy means the dissolution of leadership roles – which could be a great chance for a company to grow. But be cautious with this risky management move. Logistically, self-management are comparable to driving…

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Millennials won’t manage

Millennials Are “Over” Management.

Millennials, now the largest segment of the workforce, don’t want to manage. Although Generation X (those born just before the Millennial generation, roughly between the early 1960s and the late 1970s) dominates the C-suite now, Millennials are the next in line. Except that many of them do not want to be there. Studies in the…