A holacracy is a method of decentralized management with no job titles and no managers. Zappos recently announced that they would be transforming their structure in this manner, making them the largest company every to attempt it.
Author Tammy Erickson has written that for many millennials “meaning is the new money.” Given that today’s workplace is demanding and competitive, it isn’t surprising. But is it that simple? Is it meaning or engagement that millennials seek?
While some managers know how to motivate a team, others are best at stamping out morale and getting the least out of their employees. After interviewing several employees of a education startup lead by an A-1 demotivator, I’ve compiled a list three tried and true tactics to suck the energy and life out of staff.
While many organizations are focused on the mantra of fostering change, the time and space dedicated to stimulating thoughtful conversation is disappearing. Instead, it has become all too common to think short term, to look for quick fixes, and to focus on getting through today rather than building the groundwork for a better tomorrow.
Former Lehman Brothers executive Laura Rittenhouse started an investor relations company after reading one of Warren Buffett’s famously folksy shareholder letters. Rittenhouse set up to build a company to help clients communicate more effectively with their investors.