In my previous post, I provided an extreme example of how critical to organization could be the loss of knowledge and expertise in some cases. Even though in many other, more usual cases, the loss would not be felt immediately, the cumulative effect could be more than Continue reading
Tag Archives: Employee’s Retention
Human resources – are they really that dispensable?
Every manager that ever needed to let an employee go knows that it is one of the worst experiences that comes with the job. However, there is hardly a more profound manifestation of your managerial powers. There is something very basic and primeval in us exercising our right to decide who we want to work with and who is to look for a different place to work. Continue reading
“Who said I cannot be Scientist and Artist at the same time?” – From Ask Anya mails
Following post “Craftsman, Scientist or Artist – who are you? Three approaches to Expertise”
“You presented a very interesting approach to Expertise in defining the Craftsman, the Scientist and the Artist types, however I cannot say I entirely agree with these strict constraints. I consider myself a highly qualified craftsman: with so many years of expertise in my domain I have clearly mastered all the critical tools and techniques. Does that mean I cannot be a Scientist discovering new approaches or an Artist who brings his soul into everything he does?” Continue reading
Evolution of unsuccessful managers – From Ask Anya mails
Following the post This is Sparta?!! – Since when did it become a norm not to achieve any result?
“Why unsuccessful managers are not eliminated by an evolutionary process? The answer I suggest is: it is because starting from a certain level in the hierarchy manager can always Continue reading
Why the SKY doesn’t FALL on the ground or the myth of the Lonely Hero
As you may have noticed from my previous posts, I’m a big fan of movies, especially classical ones, and nothing has more class on a square foot of film than the 007 series. I frequently find myself exchanging reviews with my friends and putting the movie’s messages (subliminal or obvious) under scrutiny, Continue reading
Inducing Loyalty through Team Building
In my previous post on Loyalty I mentioned that in our uncertain times it’s much more logical to build Loyalty on the small scale of a specific Team or Department, than on a company level. People can’t be sure anymore that the company will stay around for long, or even if it does – that it will still have enough resources to employ them. Continue reading
Employees’ Loyalty – Corporate vs. Personal
In one of my previous posts we’ve already discussed Employees’ Loyalty and its importance for proper Team Management. Now it’s time to understand how it could be successfully defined, increased and sustained.
Let’s start with a meaningful definition. Continue reading
Employee’s Loyalty – What does it mean today?
As I’ve written so much about building a Perfect Team, it seems logical to discuss what would sustain this team long enough to produce meaningful results. Naturally, it all revolves around the concept of Employee’s Loyalty.
I haven’t seen any direct mentioning of loyalty in employee’s contracts and, not living in Japan, Continue reading