ideas for a 21st century human-centered workplace


Why High Tech Needs More Human TEC

February 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

“The one thing others cannot copy is our people; they cannot copy our culture.” — Gina Valenti, Hampton Inns. At a recent HR conference Daniel and I attended, we were struck by the heavy promotion of technology as the panacea for our corporate people woes. Whether you’re recruiting, hiring, reviewing or assessing, there’s a platform…

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Fallacies of a 21st Century Workplace

February 14, 2018 | 1 Comment

Small, subtle, gestures can produce a big effect. Take my habit of enjoying a glass of red wine most evenings. Back when I was thirty years old I barely touched wine. It‘s a habit that developed gradually. Now at 50 I’ve taken the decision to cut back…having something to do with an increasingly heroic battle…

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The Competitive Edge of Friction-Free Creativity

February 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

We’re living in a “friction free economy”. While the political world seems to have more friction than many of us can handle, our global economy is, according to business pundits, apparently free of the old-school realities that created barriers to growth and competition — it’s friction free. And actually we all know this. Even if…

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We’re All Thumbs!

January 25, 2018 | 1 Comment

My phone pings, buzzes or vibrates almost constantly. Work colleagues. Friends, local and around the world. My kids’ school.   When I put it on silent and try to focus on finishing a task I look down to a full screen.   Messages. All of them. I hardly ever get phone calls anymore. Phone calls…

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5-Minutes to Connect: the First Step for Any Decision You Face

January 16, 2018 | 1 Comment

Managers are so often presented often with someone else’s urgent demand to act quickly to resolve a situation. Many times, immediately. But five short minutes is all we need to collect ourselves and look inward for the counsel of our experience, our intentions, our beliefs, and our gut sense of what feels right. These moments…

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