Did Zappos Just Ruin Their Culture Or Is It A Brilliant Org Redesign?

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When Tony Hsieh won the prestigious ACM Programming Contest in 1993, you just knew he was going to do something great with his life. Check out the problem set he and his two teammates had to solve, and you get an acute understanding of just how smart he is. Three years later, he founded LinkExchange — an […]

There Is Nothing Wrong With The Term ‘Company Culture’

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I nearly choked to death this morning, while chomping away on my cereal. The headline from Harvard Business Review read, Why “Company Culture” Is a Misleading Term. While wiping off the milk from my iPad, I began to read on. “Organizational culture is assumed to be important to making sure that employees are happy and productivity is good. […]

Try Implementing Flexible Work Options to Increase Employee Engagement

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We are in the midst of one of the greatest eras of technological, social and cultural change. Today, mobile and other technologies keep us constantly connected, and this shift has affected how we interact with our families, how we spend our leisure time, and naturally, how we work. This change is creating an opportunity for […]

The Volkswagen Commercial That Depicts a Backwards Workplace

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It’s only a 30-second commercial, but it rubs me entirely the wrong way. I suspect the advertising agency for Volkswagen wasn’t thinking about the backwards way in which they depicted the workplace (or life) throughout the commercial, but the evidence is as clear as day to me. I have a few observations: Dad is stuck […]