February 22, 2016
Employees will only deliver excellent work results if they like their job, their tasks and their whole work environment. That is a truism, and one with which we are all familiar. So it is all the more surprising that there … Continue reading
September 23, 2015
In the course of our working life, we sometimes come across some words of wisdom and advice that simply stick. They give us guidance and help us to overcome obstacles. In this post, I share the four most valuable pieces … Continue reading
September 15, 2015
Comments Off on The job for life is gone? Not for everybody!
By now, word has gotten around that that there is no such thing as a “Job for Life” any longer. What really surprises me is how many people are totally stunned when they realize that this insight applies to them … Continue reading
August 24, 2015
Comments Off on The Broken Windows Theory – how not to attract the best employees
The Broken Windows Theory originates in law enforcement. It aims at reducing crime rates. This is not the typical source of ideas for corporate management, isn’t it? Actually, businesses can learn a lot from the successful implantation of this theory … Continue reading
June 30, 2015
Comments Off on “Not yet decided” – a new management trend?
It seems as if I have spotted a new trend in management methods. I have observed it more and more frequently over the last couple of months. To my big surprise, other management writers did not pick up this topic … Continue reading
June 2, 2015
Comments Off on The benefits of being a private company
Private companies are less in the spotlight than public companies. Thus, they have less stress with quarterly reports and analyst calls. But, are there any real strategic benefits from being a private company than these more practical advantages?
May 27, 2015
Did you ever check the average length of service of your company’s employees? Did you check the average tenure after which employees leave your business? Did you check if these average figures changed over the last decade? I bet they … Continue reading
January 30, 2013
Comments Off on It is so easy to make employees happy
I experienced something extraordinary at work today: The entire staff of the company was united in total happiness. You could see people smiling and sharing their emotions everywhere on the floors. What had happened? A very simple thing: All coffee … Continue reading
October 18, 2012
Comments Off on What employees do in an economic crisis – paradox things!
An economic crisis is a period full of risks and uncertainties – not only for businesses but also for their employees. Naturally, people develop different strategies of coping with such a situation, depending on their skills, personal attitudes and their … Continue reading
February 12, 2012
Comments Off on New BCG Study: Behavioral Capabilities Drive Corporate Performance
CEOs Must Prioritize Their Organizations’ Behavioral Traits—and Back Them Up with Strong Structural Capabilities, says New Report from The Boston Consulting Group Boston, January 31, 2012 –Organizational capabilities greatly affect long-term corporate success and none more so than behavioral aspects. … Continue reading