Lost Productivity Due to March Madness? It’s Just Another Office Fairy Tale

John Hollon Driving Productivity, employee experience, Employee Relations, Managing People

As someone who has spent a lifetime as a journalist, take it from me: the state of today’s media is pretty terrible. But public relations is pretty bad too, and some of the worst PR has to be from those who do their damndest to make an overblown case for some supposed workplace issue that’s going to cause a great …

Sympathy For The Devil

John Whitaker Audacious Ideas, Change Management, Culture, Employee Relations, Good HR, John Whitaker

Besides the distinction of being a kick-ass jam, the Rolling Stones classic tune “Sympathy for the Devil” offers an interesting discussion on the duplicity of human nature. We’re a funny bunch of monkeys, my fellow HR professionals… as “good” as we may strive to be, we still are not above using whatever means necessary to achieve the ultimate goal. Lie, …

Drawing The Dotted Line

John Whitaker Bad HR, Current Affairs, John Whitaker

Showing my age here, but I can remember a time when The Big Chill was actually a movie considered by many to be an instant classic. Whatever your recollection of the movie may be, trust me when I tell you that most of the great quotes belong to Jeff Goldblum’s character, Michael. And one exchange in particular between Goldblum and “Sam” (Tom …