Tag: organizational culture

Alternatives to bureaucratic hierarchy

I don’t doubt that its possible to have an organization with out traditional managers. I’ve read about Semco and Morningstar Farms. I’ve talked to people who work at Gore. My husband works for a less well know firm that doesn’t have traditional managers. But those companies didn’t get there by happenstance. They got there by

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Resources don’t write software. People do.

Resource 1. a : a source of supply or support : an available means —usually used in plural b: a natural source of wealth or revenue —often used in plural c: a natural feature or phenomenon that enhances the quality of human life d: computable wealth —usually used in plural e: a source of information or expertise

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culture of entitlement, culture of blame

I received an email advertising  a workshop for managers, titled “Overcoming a Culture of Entitlement,”  last week. Here’s the hook: “When employees feel “entitled,” they resist change, they drag their feet, they’re not accountable, and leaders are constantly frustrated.” Who are these leaders that are constantly frustrated?  Might they be the same ones who had

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A Defining Moment

ac-count-a-ble adj. 1. Subject to the obligation to report, explain, or justify something; responsible; answerable. 2. Capable of being explained; explicable. (The Random House College Dictionary, Revised Edition, 1988.) Did you know that’s what accountable means? I never would have guessed that from listening to how people use the word. And I hear people use it a

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