February, 2007

The Bamboo Project Blog: We Need More Passion for the Work, Not the Organization

The Bamboo Project Blog

Kathy Sierra, one of my favorite bloggers, posted the other day about passion at work. She argues that we shouldn't be asking employees to feel passionate about the organization they work for, but the work that they do. What does

I agree not to be an a-hole

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There’s been a ton of coverage relating to Bob Sutton’s new book – The No A **e Rule, which I wrote about recently after Bob came to speak at our last company meeting. From The Today Show to Guy Kawasaki, Bob’s book is burning up the airwaves and the Internet. Lucky for us, he thinks our company […

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The Bamboo Project Blog: Building the Plane While Youre Flying It

The Bamboo Project Blog

Via Joyce Valenza, here's another video that may be useful in training people to use new technologies, particularly blogs and wikis where we're definitely building the plane while we're flying it

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The Bamboo Project Blog: Organizational Barriers to Using Web 2.0 Tools

The Bamboo Project Blog

Earlier this week I was reflecting on some of the challenges of technology stewardship in nonprofit and government agencies. I mentioned that I'd done training for a government client that blocked access to sites such as Google Mail and

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Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

The Bamboo Project Blog: Blogs vs. Listservs: Which is Better for Community Conversation?

The Bamboo Project Blog

I've belonged to the Training and Development (TRDEV) listserv since the mid 1990's when it was owned by David Passmore at Penn State. It's always been a great source of information and (sometimes) amusement for me

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The Bamboo Project Blog: 5 Reasons You Dont Need Training

The Bamboo Project Blog

When management finds that staff are not engaging in work behaviors desired by the organization, they often turn to training as the response for "fixing" the problem. But training frequently isn't the answer. In this post I want to

Wrapping up the ties

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A ways back, I had some thoughts on the wearing of ties in the workplace. Apparently so did you. After more than 250 votes in our sidebar poll, it has become clear that a fair percentage of readers (~61%) feel the tie still “definitely” or “probably” has a place in today’s work environment. This is very […

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New Poll: Jerks at work?

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There’s been so much conversation recently stemming from Bob Sutton’s book – The No A **e Rule – that I thought I’d try to gain a better understanding of just how big an issue jerks are at work. Hence, our new poll on the right: Are jerks a big problem at your workplace? Click an answer […]. Strategic HR SuccessFactors News Thinking About HR

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You’re fired. No, sorry. You’re hired.

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Need a good argument for why thinking about employee retention is worthwhile? Via Auren Hoffman’s blog comes a slightly different take on it than you’re probably used to. The story goes something like this: Man wants to work for company X Man ACTIVELY CAMPAIGNS to work for company X (including setting up a website/blog specifically for […

2020 Report: The Future of HR

Paycor asked more than 500 leaders of medium and small businesses to talk about the present and future of HR. Download the guide and see what they said. Their responses will surprise you!

At Dell, No Performance = No Pay

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Some of the big business news this past week came out of Texas, where CEO Kevin Rollins left Dell Computer and founder Michael Dell returned. Back in the CEO slot, one of Dell’s first actions was to shoot this email out to his top staff. Most notably were these few sentences: “Last year, we worked […

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HR Manager the 4th best job in America

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This was a tidbit I couldn’t ignore. According to Money Magazine and Salary.com, being an HR manager is the 4th best job in America – following only Software Engineer, College Professor and Financial Advisor. Job growth for the position is forecasted at 23.5% over the next 10 years and average pay is over $70,000. To come […