In May of 2020, IBM polled thousands of its workers about how they can make work from home work. How do the ideas put forward work two and a half years later? First, let’s take a look at the key points of the “pledge” the company created for its employees based on their findings. You can (and probably should) read the whole thing here, but here are the 8 key points (the … [Read more...]
Where Should We Work?
by Kevin Eikenberry Everyone has an opinion about where and when people should work. Jamie Dimon, the CEO of JPMorgan, was an early staunch advocate for Return to Office, stating at a Wall Street Journal event in 2021 that “Working from home… doesn’t work for people who want to hustle, doesn’t work for culture, doesn’t work for idea generation. We are getting blowback … [Read more...]
by Kevin Eikenberry Uncertainty. We all face it in some fashion every day – after all no one knows exactly what the future holds. But as we have lived/are living through the pandemic and all the associated change it has created, uncertainty is more of a watch word than ever. While we could make a long list of areas in life where uncertainty seems greater than ever, … [Read more...]
Your Next Step Depends on Your Path
by Kevin Eikenberry We are living/working in interesting times. As 2021 draws to a close, some people know the future of their work and working arrangements (where they will work and which days), yet many still do not. A significant number of organizations haven’t yet decided or communicated their future of work plans and others have announced those plans but haven’t … [Read more...]
Do You Hold People Accountable or Help Them Be Accountable?
Accountability. We throw the word around quite a bit in leadership circles. We use phrases like ‘holding people accountable.” To many managers, it’s the stick we use when the carrot doesn’t work. In the words of that great philosopher Inigo Montoya in The Princess Bride, “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” Can we hold people … [Read more...]