DESIGNING A GREAT WORKPLACE EXPERIENCE _Why great workplaces reward failure?

In general FAILURE is seen as something to avoid at all cost. We are very afraid to fail. At workplace, people are sometimes so afraid of making a mistake that they rather accept to be humiliated or micromanaged by their managers. Such employees accept to do whatever their manager ask (even in disagreement) than to […]

CONVERTING NEED INTO DEMAND_PUT PEOPLE FIRST AND YOU’LL CREATE AMAZING PRODUCTS

Some years ago, people in different locations used to communicate by phone. That’s nothing unusual since Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone around the year 1875. For more than 140 years since then, 2 people easily communicate verbally by phone. And that’s still OK when we talk about general or personal topics. But what about […]

10 LIES ABOUT WORK/Lie Nr. 9 – Diversity is the best way to succeed.

Ok, this is a topic highly promoted mostly in the so called “multinational companies”. And at some points I would truly agree that indeed diversity can bring a big added value to any business. While the traditional notion of workplace diversity may refer to representations of various races, genders and religious backgrounds, today’s concept of […]

10 LIES ABOUT WORK/Lie Nr. 8 – People can reliably rate each other at work.

I’ve been in this situation a lot of times until now. I would say that I’ve been more rated than rater. But either way, this is the most impossible thing that a human can do to another human. Those at HR departments who think they will ever have any accurate results to such ratings, they […]

10 LIES ABOUT WORK/Lie Nr. 7 – The best plan always wins.

This is again something that many managers think so. They really thing that THE BEST PLAN ALWAYS WINS. Sometimes I just stay alone and ask myself, why the business world and (not only) is ruled by so many incompetent people which are easily promoted in management position without having done anything remarkable, except the fact […]

10 LIES ABOUT WORK/Lie Nr. 6 – The best staff is well-rounded.

This statement is very common in many organizations. If you want to apply for a job which require a high qualification and offers you nice benefits in return, you will get first a long list of requirements from that company which is asking you to prove your competencies in as many of your future tasks […]

10 LIES ABOUT WORK/Lie Nr. 5 – The most successful companies cascade goals.

Again this is of course an illusion. It is a very big lie which most people are so brainwashed that finally they truly believe that it’s a great truth. No it’s not. It’s another fat mistake that an incredibly big amount of companies continue to use it in their business. Goals are the same like […]

10 LIES ABOUT WORK/Lie Nr. 4 – People need feedback.

No they don’t. It’s exactly the opposite = People DON’T NEED FEEDBACK. This is again something worth to be discussed.I am 100% sure that everyone of you at least 1 time per year give a feedback at work (either to evaluate someone’s performance in the same team or to evaluate someone from another team ).  […]

10 LIES ABOUT WORK/Lie Nr. 3 – The balance between Work and Life matters most.

Whaaat??? A Balance??? No it isn’t. I repeat what I’ve already said couple of times in my previous posts: Work is something people don’t want to do, but they still do it anyway because the system is made so to keep us wired and to be forced to work. There are exceptions of course but  […]