Rethinking Furloughs

What’s the right balance? While Covid-19 related furloughs and unemployment numbers continue to rise (26 million in the last five weeks), I’ve been thinking about better ways to handle furloughs to reduce the financial strains on people and their ability to maintain necessities in life such as housing and food.  As we all continue to weigh monetary costs versus the Read More …

Making Respect Part of the Culture

The word respect is so common in company core values that I wonder if it’s become ubiquitous.  How do we define respect? Is it treating people kindly, helping those in need, and recognizing the contributions of others? Most certainly. But the challenge is, these are surface level behaviors and don’t create lasting impact for the organization or individuals. If something Read More …

Adults behaving badly

Where is the respect? Why is it acceptable for elected officials that serve in Washington to show a lack of respect and polite etiquette while working with other elected officials? Not that it’s anything new, but the recent federal government shutdown and potential debt default fiasco in Washington only brings this type of behavior to the forefront. Republicans and Democrats Read More …