Ever meet a person who enjoyed a firing session? I didn’t think so. A necessary evil for any manager. Not just because of the interpersonal confrontation, but because of the retrospective drain on everyone’s time, including your time in interviewing, hiring and training the person.
At first the question might sound absurd. Narrow the question for managerial candidates, and you still might ask, “Why would I assume the same role for two entirely different audiences? One is a person I (or we) have the authority to manage. Conversely, the client holds all the authority over me or my firm.
A corporation can be a stimulating, creative, productive and fun place to work. Or it can be enveloped in an environment of cautious, overly conservative thinking and slow-moving change. Ideally, corporate culture supports a positive, productive and ethical environment that values leadership and self-motivation.
Social media sites, such as Twitter, LinkedIn and endless other chat forums have become fixtures in corporate America. Some have become indispensable tools, as many employees, managers, stockholders and even customers seek information or wish to share it with one another – quickly.
Media reports suggest that a U.S. recovery is working itself out, with a slow but steady uphill climb on a slippery slope. Still, sources such as The Washington Post and BloombergBusnessWeek suggest that more people are out seeking jobs, which indicates an improving economy.
Competition. The cornerstone of capitalism and of a company’s success. True? The engine that keeps a firm running? It drives efficiency and there’s a natural, subtle level of it in any organization. Look no further than sales and even “employee of the month” contests.