Insightful Articles from 2019
Here’s a few articles about organizational health and growth that I found insightful:
Want to Date a Colleague? Think Carefully (Wall Street Journal)
Good opportunity to raise the underlying issues that really need to be addressed. Otherwise, blanket policies abound to address only the symptoms.
The most important skill in the future will be the ability to “connect the dots” in your own way! (Fabio Moioli, Head Consulting & Services at Microsoft)
Performance vs. Trust (video by Simon Sinek)
I think a more realistic interpretation of this suggestion is to target hiring and promoting a diverse group of individuals to management. This could include evaluating against a diversity scorecard as well as documenting measures of emotional intelligence and trust.
Microsoft experimented with a 4-day workweek, and productivity jumped by 40% (Business Insider)
The One Talent that Rules Them All (Fast Company)
“Ethical lapses in high stress situations” – I agree.
“Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress. Working hard for something we love is called passion.” – Simon Sinek
Are cool office perks forever? (Financial Times)
What matters most is the culture of the workplace, the leadership, and the job content itself. Perks like kombucha and foosball tables are cool, but not essential to a thriving work environment.
“I don’t schedule meetings on Fridays! Since I became CEO more than 7 years ago I prioritize strategic thinking and planning on Fridays. I use my Friday time for reading, thinking, doing mindful breathing and focusing on problem-solving.” – Shelly Ibach, President & CEO of Sleep Number