What do Accenture, Adobe, Gap, Microsoft and Netflix have in common? They all eliminated their annual performance review practices. In fact, 6 percent of Fortune 500 companies have already put a stop to their rate-centric performance management culture. And this percentage is expected to grow to 50 percent over the next 3 years. The reason […] Read more… Read More»
Unfortunately, many recognition and reward programs end up transacting things or “stuff” to people, versus truly celebrating and humanly acknowledging them. Software and hardware diminishes our ability to properly express appreciation unless we humanize the technology in the first place…. Read More»
The great thing about investing in human potential is it’s both morally and fiscally responsible. When you help people become their best possible selves, your company benefits as much as they do. The effects can also spread beyond the company’s walls, unlocking potential within families, communities, and society at large…. Read More»
In the windowless basement of a fairly nondescript building in Ann Arbor is a mighty software development company—Menlo Innovations. I expected a gloomy environment when I visited. What I found instead was a brightly lit basement and electric with conversations. The industrial funkiness of the space was immediately charming. Menlo had turned a would-be bummer […] Read more… Read More»
I spent 15 months as a barista under Katie’s leadership. I’ve never been pushed by a supervisor so much in my entire life. While working at Starbucks, I experienced a personal transformation that has made me a better leader and follower. My time at Starbucks helped me become more humble, self-aware and disciplined.
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The thing is, technology impacts our workplaces and our culture like never before. To the same degree, it also provides ways to better connect, communicate and engage with your employees. I am excited to join Switch & Shift to write about how leaders can understand and use technology to create awesome culture and more human workplaces…. Read More»
In the second video of our Just Ask series by career wellness strategist, Barbara Berger, she shares a case study that demonstrates how getting more comfortable with feeling vulnerable and embracing the idea of asking questions helps you take ownership of your career…. Read More»