Are You An Imposter?

Andy Porter Andy Porter, Compensation/Cash Money, Job Market, Labor

The first thing that came to mind when I read this article was “factory outlet.”  Random, I know.  But we’ve all been (or been dragged) to one of these outlets at one time or another on the hunt for a great deal.  Whenever I go on these trips, I initially get really excited because I can’t believe what I’m seeing: …

Simple HR

Andy Porter Andy Porter, Driving Productivity, Good HR, Performance

If you saw my last post, you know that I recently took a trip to Ghana primarily to do something good and help out those in need.  Somewhat surprisingly, the trip had the unintended consequence of really causing me to think about all sorts of things – life, relationships, work and simple living.  During my late night web surfing sessions, …

What Organizations Can Learn From An Orphanage

Andy Porter Andy Porter, Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR

My wife and I recently returned from a two week trip to Ghana where, in addition to experiencing the passion of watching two World Cup games (vs US and vs Uruguay), we volunteered at the WORCSA orphanage in Dowdoa.  There are life experiences, and then there are Life Experiences.  Working at the orphanage with such great kids and passionate volunteers was a life experience …

Whatever Happened to Good Ol’ Competition?

Andy Porter Andy Porter, Driving Productivity, Engagement and Satisfaction, Influence, Leadership, Organizational Development, Sports

As the “HR/OD Guy” for my organization, I’m frequently asked by team leaders how to improve collaboration.  Collaboration within teams, collaboration across teams, collaboration externally, and musical collaborations (okay… I made that last one up).  And as a trained OD guy, I used to love this question.  Time for a team collaboration offsite!  But I realized something after another MBTI …