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Death to Performance Reviews – Again

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  The death of performance reviews may be highly exaggerated. When big organizations like Accenture proclaimed the elimination of performance reviews in that organization, a collective sigh of relief could be heard around the world. Yay! We thought there would be no more of the charade of managers trying to guess what we really contributed to the […]

Can We Trust H.R.? Can We Trust Anyone?

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  “You know you’re in trouble when you get called into the boss’s office and someone from H.R. is already there.” “The only thing the H.R. people care about is diversity training.” “The H.R. police were all at the sales kick-off meeting in Vegas. It was no fun.” “Every memo from H.R. basically says NO! I am […]

Is Cursing at Work Now OK?

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Not Safe For Work is a standard warning we all receive. Even when we plead to be dropped from a dirty joke distribution list, the bad jokes never end. Besides off-color jokes, the NSFW label sometimes announces the delivery of a rant full of expletives about a politician or a wrong that is occurring somewhere in the world. There […]