Month: April 2012
What We Can’t Talk About, Will Cost Us
Photo by David Robertson via Flickr Rage. Anger. Envy. Terror. Fear. Grief. Sadness. Depression. Stress. Is it normal to: Feel these things? Yes. Encounter them in others? Of course. Discuss them openly at a staff meeting? That would be no. Devote an entire workplace training curriculum to managing them? Not normally. Require that students pass…
No-Propaganda Government Communication: Is It Possible?
Thirty years ago it was almost unheard of to pay a public relations firm to communicate on behalf of the federal government: we spent just $2 million over the course of 12 years, from 1980-1992. By 2003 that figure had soared to $161 million (see graphic). In addition to spending on public relations, the government…
The 5 "Departments of Productivity" Most Organizations Miss
Photo of “Healthy Me Bicycling” by Donghyeon Lee via Korean Resource Center, FlickrIn a work organization, the only thing that matters is productivity.Mathematically speaking the goal is to put forth X amount of work for the sake of returning X* return (the * being whatever multiple or exponent can realistically occur.)Productivity has gone through historical stages. Roughly:…