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Is it time to go beyond empowerment?

Is it time to go beyond empowerment?

For years we’ve talked about empowering people to find their own route to an agreed goal. But is that enough? Does setting the goal itself limit the possibilities? Given the three levels below, what can we do to move to self-management? Micro management: the...
Happiness is awesome

Happiness is awesome

“If employees are treated right, they treat the outside world right, the outside world uses the company’s product again, and that makes the shareholders happy.” Herb Kelleher, Southwest Airlines What is all the talk of employees’ happiness about? Google swear by it,...
Five Big Companies Who Swear By Mindfulness

Five Big Companies Who Swear By Mindfulness

In the high-tech world, innovators are increasingly turning towards meditation and mindfulness to cope with the ever-changing and stressful environment. Employees at firms such as Facebook and Google congregate at conferences like Wisdom 2.0 to learn about the latest...