The New Buzz Phrase: Employee Engagement

Examining employee commitment to organizational priorities isn't necessarily a new concept but it's definitely one that is trending in 2014.  It has even left one writer even asking "is employee engagement the new black?" After seeing the headlines in so many places, I can't help but wonder, why now?  Management 101 fad or cultural paradigm … Continue reading The New Buzz Phrase: Employee Engagement

Starting A New Job? Tips for Making the Transition

Starting a new job?  The first few weeks can be a combination of being overwhelmed and bored all at the same time! It's not always possible to truly "hit the ground running" - you may not own your projects fully quite yet and you haven't learned just how to get things done in the company … Continue reading Starting A New Job? Tips for Making the Transition

Meetings… And Meeting About Meetings…

We've all been there... Another meeting on our calendar... Another seeming waste of time.  Meetings. Meetings about meetings.  We all have so many meetings to talk about our work that often it doesn't leave us enough time to actually do our work. The Year Without Pants talks about the culture of the corporate offices of … Continue reading Meetings… And Meeting About Meetings…

The Year Without Pants: Part I

In our blog post a few weeks ago, I talked about the book I'm reading, The Year Without Pants: WordPress.com and the Future of Work by Scott Berkun.  I'm a few chapters in and it's already a really interesting read about company culture, how we work, and how we think about our work.    Here's what I've … Continue reading The Year Without Pants: Part I