"Updating in real time." Hello everyone! I received a comment from Dorothy McKinney regarding my last blog in which I didn't say a lot of nice things about Myers-Briggs, DiSC, Enneagram, and other "systems" that purport to tell us who we are and how to manage others. (By the way, I really appreciate it when people make comments… I like the dialog and we all learn from each other.) Dorothy's comments centered on the usefulness of these … [Read more...] about #74 I Have A Solution!
Archives for September 2008
"Forget generations X, Y, and Z." Hello everyone! There is no doubt that we can put "groups" of people into certain "groups". The simplest group, of course, is Homo sapiens. We are all part of that group. Then there are the groups of men and women. We can go further, such as male child, female child, female adult, male adult. In business management these distinctions are less useful and even less acceptable than the Myers-Briggs … [Read more...] about #73 Generational Profiling
"Working in today's environment." Hello everyone! I just read an article in the August 25-September 1, 2008 issue of BusinessWeek, that summarizes the next wave of work environments as follows: 1. People want more flexibility in their work processes. 2. People don't want to come in to work as often to save gas. 3. People who think they are "leading edge" are saying that schedules and face-to-face work environments are no longer … [Read more...] about #72 Drop the Schedule!
"It's not about morale." Hello everyone! Are you ready for the next management fad? One of my clients, for many years, has been a high technology company. One of the members of the training department (now retired) used to tell me that he was always on the look out for the latest management fad. His goal was to avoid them. He said he liked my work because it got results and it didn't change with the wind like the latest fads did. I … [Read more...] about #71 The Next Fad Is Here