All posts in Human Resources

CSR, Sustainability and the Illusion of “Work/Life Balance”

Are we practicing what we preach? This post was written for and originally posted on the PMGblog. It takes a look the trouble with work/life balance idea through a social […]

The Trouble with Colleagues…

Anybody out there work with humans? My condolences. We can be just awful sometimes. We can be wonderful, too. Most of us try to be helpful, aware and dependable more […]

Good Conversations – Part 4

Follow Through Up to this point you have communicated clearly, set expectations and confirmed commitment. Now you’re ready for the last part: following through. This is the step that most […]

Good Conversations – Part 3

Getting Commitment: – If you don’t ask for it, you won’t get it You have now made your expectations clear. You have communicated clearly and everyone has the same information. […]

Good Conversations – Part 2

Setting Expectations One of the most common workplace complaints I hear is about employees who do not meet basic expectations. They are late, they behave in ways that are awkward […]

Of course they want to know why. So do you.

Generation Y gets a lot of bad press for being a generation that wants to know WHY they have to do things at work. Their questions are seen as annoyances: […]

The Negative Side of Positivity

I am an optimist. I would rather trust the potential I see in people and situations than be cautious of it. But, because my penchant for rose-colored glasses has bitten […]

Hey, Look! Free Brains!

Many companies use the phrase, “people are our greatest asset.” It is a fine sentiment. Despite the common use of that statement, senior management is often suspicious of their greatest […]

Cars, Art & the World of Work

Why do I work to improve workplace communication?  Why do I see intricate and immediate value in the infinite complexity of workplace communication?  Why doesn’t the sea of variability that […]