I was reading the Summer 2016 issue of the MIT Sloan Management Review in which an article appeared by Catherine Bailey and Adrian Madden titled “What Makes Work Meaningful or Meaningless.” The article gave me some pause for thought as to why cross functional teams sometimes failure to reach the goals that they have set.
My response is that these teams fail because we have not properly…Continue
Added by Daniel T. Bloom on July 22, 2016 at 11:23am — No Comments
Your organizations has committed to improving your processes, however you have left out a critical part of the equation. No process improvement effort tis going to succeed without the input from a cross-functional team which looks at both the current and future state of the process within the…Continue
Added by Daniel T. Bloom on July 15, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments
I am still in the process of reading Your Place at the Table by Allan Cox. Throughout the book Allan Cox centers his message on seven signs of authenticity. Considering the events of the last 48 hours a couple of these signs appear to stick out more than others.
Added by Daniel T. Bloom on July 8, 2016 at 11:52am — No Comments
Whether you are on the side of those who hire or interviewed, know that the process of finding a good job option is a challenge for everyone involved, but worth seeking out.
I recently read a study showing that more than 60% of Americans do not feel their work is a good option for them. He also noted that more than half of all US workers surveyed feel "unhappy" and / or "depressed" in his current job.
Whether you are on the side of those who hire or interviewed, know that the…Continue
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I am currently in the process of reading Your Place at the Table by Allan Cox. It consists of a series of short essays, which discuss the concept of Authenticity. In one of these essays Allan Cox defines empowerment, as “I love you for what I am when I am with you.”
In my weekly tip of the week on Wednesday we…Continue
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How To Recruit On LinkedIn, Fast, Without Breaking The Bank
Recently I discussed the …Continue
Added by Ninh Tran on June 30, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments
You are a member of management of your organization and you have an employee who Is not performing to the level that the organization requires, so what do you do? If you re like many managers your immediate response is to talk to the employee about how to change their work habits in order to achieve your goal.
I recently attended a meeting of the local SHRM chapter in which the presenter made the point that management coaching is not what we think it is. It was an interesting…Continue
Added by Daniel T. Bloom on June 24, 2016 at 11:14am — No Comments
On June 13, 2016, three big brothers got together and spun the roulette. The Microsoft house took the gamble, and the LinkedIn players got their huge payout. Microsoft's CEO …Continue
Added by Ninh Tran on June 23, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments
On a fairly frequent basis I hear hiring managers make the statement that “when interviewing new candidates I try and find someone who is just like me to bring into the organization.” I can understand the tendency to do so. If they are just like the hiring manager there is likely to be less of a…Continue
Added by Daniel T. Bloom on June 17, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments
Turn on the news or read the newspaper and you will see stories about teenagers complaining that they are being bullied in the schools, on the streets etc. These stories bring about almost immediate consternation from the public in the form of twitter posts, Facebook posts etc. In every case the predominant message is that this is wrong and needs to stop. The flip side is that we do not see that same outrage when it is management acting in the role of the bully in the workplace.
Added by Daniel T. Bloom on June 10, 2016 at 10:29am — No Comments
My blog post from last week stressed that we should not measure for the sake of measuring. The same concept goes for determining what projects to begin. I do not care whether you are an IBM or the corner mom and pop store, you do not have the capacity to take on every project that may be needed to resolve obstacles within the organization. So if we can’t undertake everything how do we make the value of the projects understood by the organization as a whole?
Taking a page from last…Continue
Added by Daniel T. Bloom on June 3, 2016 at 9:48pm — No Comments
Every day in every organization management from the boardroom to the C-Suite is demanding that we produce metrics to determine how the organization is functioning. The common demand is that we measure something. In his book Six Sigma: The Breakthrough Management Strategy Revolutionizing the World’s Top…Continue
Added by Daniel T. Bloom on May 27, 2016 at 10:24am — No Comments
Imagine a scenario where everything moves along smoothly with no problems. Imagine you have the power to wave a magic wand and every problem solves itself. For many members of management this the way they face reality. They forget the process is called Continuous Process Improvement. We do not have processes that just move it on. We do not have a problem with which we can wave a magic wand in the air and call the problem resolved. So when we become complacent and base our actions on…Continue
Added by Daniel T. Bloom on May 26, 2016 at 11:22am — No Comments
By Tracie M. Davis, MBA
We all see the memes on LinkedIn that say “People Leave Managers, Not Companies.” I am guilty of sharing those quotes every time I see one pop up on my screen. I’ve noticed many people agree with this statement, but there is very little information going around on how to be a better manager.
Of course, there is the famous “be a leader and not a dictator” meme going around but that only focuses on one aspect of employee engagement.
Added by Tracie Davis on May 20, 2016 at 9:35pm — No Comments
It was 8 years ago in July 2008, where I found myself reflective, hopeful, pondering from a bird's eye view my Career vantage point while overlooking Lake Tahoe in a year where I had steered my career back to the staffing landscape. It was a welcome reprieve from what up until that point had been a busy year. Lake…Continue
Hey Recruiters: It's time to turn on the lights and chase the cockroaches out. The story below is real and happened just this past week. It’s a story of fraud and one that has real world implications on my business.
If you haven’t heard the radio commercials for Zip Recruiter, you must listen to some remote C & W station from Muleshoe, Texas.
My latest experience with Zip Recruiter
I was minding my business yesterday; I answered my phone. …Continue
As I read the literature out in the market I see wide responses to organizational problems with the usual suspects. We resolve performance issues by cutting costs. We resolve performance issues by cutting human capital spend. We resolve performance issues by cutting overhead. Here is the problem,…Continue
Added by Daniel T. Bloom on May 6, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments
Last week in our weekly blog post we talked about what the TLS Continuum was, however I left out of the discussion a valuable point about what is missing from most continuous process improvement efforts. That missing element is critical thinking. Hey I get it, it is just not you. Our next generation can’t critically think either. The base of the TLS Continuum is critical thinking so it is important that we understand the role it plays in process improvement.
The TLS Continuum process…Continue
Over the past several years we’ve all embraced the technological advancements. It was just 23 years back we accessed first multimedia browser and now we are about to enter in the visual world with technologies such as Virtual Reality. According to tech giant…Continue
Added by Satyajeet Thorat on April 26, 2016 at 1:12am — No Comments
I got into a discussion in the past days over the use of acronyms. The comment was passed that nobody understands acronyms so why use them. So for you who are reading this blog let me give to the basics of the TLS Continuum.
The letters TLS stand for the three components of the continuum. The letter T stands for the Theory of Constraints. Created by Dr. Eliyahu Goldratt in his book “…Continue
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