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  • Holacracy’s Role in the Future of Work

    Bureaucracy. It’s a one-word response to many workplace frustrations. The top-down, hierarchical organization dates back to the Industrial Revolution. It was a method of organizing labor to more efficiently execute repeated tasks with highly predictable outcomes. While the workplace has changed significantly from the assembly line era to the information era, bureaucracy has proved resilient. But is …

  • When (and How) to Fire an Employee: 7 Signs it’s Time to Terminate

    No one should ever be surprised to be fired. Unless your company has fallen victim to a pirate-worthy hostile takeover, or a 60 Minutes exposé that brings the villagers with torches and pitchforks, getting fired should never come out of the blue for any employee. Every employee who is terminated should know it’s coming and …

  • What Remote Workers Can Learn From Working in the Office

    I am currently on the last leg of a 33-hour travel day, heading in the direction of home. Three weeks ago I flew 8,797 miles to meet my India-based team members. Going from small-town USA (population 20,000) to Bangalore, India (population 4.3 million) was no small adjustment: acclimating to the 100-degree heat; learning how to …

  • 3 Brilliantly Creepy Recruitment Marketing Tactics to Try

    Studies have shown that nearly two-thirds of fully-employed professionals, while not on the market for a new job, would be open to discussing new opportunities. The thought that two out of every three employees in your workforce might flirt with the idea of exploring new opportunities can be terrifying, especially if you’re a small- to medium-sized …