Puppetry of the Meanest

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Corporate bullies. I’m fed up with them. In 2006, Sarah J. Tracy, Pamela Lutgen-Sandvik and Jess K. Alberts published an influential paper entitled “Metaphors of Workplace Bullying: Nightmares, Demons, and Slaves: Exploring the Painful” in the Management Communication Quarterly. In it the authors note: Based on qualitative data gathered from focus groups, narrative interviews, and […]

Going Forward to the Past: Management Yahooliganism & No Longer Working From Home

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My jaw dropped when I read it. Thanks to an internal memo leaked to Kara Swisher by a Yahoo employee, we have insight into a recent decision by their C-Suite. Taking a page from “we liked it better when we physically saw you hammering keystrokes on your laptop” the struggling company (bada Bing?) has mandated […]

An Infographic Depicting Learning & Collaboration in Action

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Some of you know I actually have a ‘real job’ where each and every day I get to work with great people and turn ideas into action. That role sees me employed by TELUS; an organization that was recently inducted into Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures Hall of Fame. Yes, I’m a lucky lad. […]

The Hare, the Tortoise and the Jackass of Social HR

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I tweeted a joke hashtag last week. @dpontefract: I’m proposing a new hashtag … #e20socbizhrtechedtechentswfutureofworktchat … that just about covers it In retrospect, perhaps I wasn’t joking. What’s going on out there in vendor land is rather interesting. What’s going on in our organizations is equally intriguing. On one hand, we have vendors from the […]

Micro-blogging can help build your organisational culture

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“If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.”  Henry Ford In the corporate world where deadlines are rampant, constant innovation is indispensable, workloads are mounting, and financial pressures are omnipresent, it’s no wonder the employees of many organisations feel as though they are disconnected from one another. Many employees have become […]