Kevin D. Jones

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The Meaningful Workplace

Help Them Create Good<p>Why people are looking for meaningful workplaces<p>Disillusioned by the age of conspicuous consumption, worried by the state of the …

The Workplace

Law of triviality

"Parkinson's law of triviality" redirects here. It is not to be confused with Parkinson's law.<p><b>Parkinson's law of triviality</b> is C. Northcote …

Why You Need to Eliminate All of Your Company’s Managers

Companies without managers are the present and future of work. In the emerging work world of the Participation Age, the most successful ones will do …

How to Create Company Values That Mean Something

Having explicit, shared values within our organization helps us get on the same page, move faster, and make better decisions.<p>When we're faced with a …

How To Take Charge of Your Toxic Company Culture - WX - VINJONES - Kevin D. Jones

You have three choices.<p>Choice #1<p>You can throw anything up on the wall and make it work. Put it together, make it functional. It may look ugly but you …

3 Major Workplace Shifts That You Need to Pay Attention To

We inherited a stifling top-down work world from the Industrial Age, but as it fades behind us, the emerging work world will look very different. …

Profit

What We Got Wrong About Self-Management: Embracing Natural Hierarchy at Work

When Buffer first moved to a self-management model, we moved to a completely flat structure.<p>We just let loose and the message was “everyone go figure …

Amazon Only Perfected What American Work Culture Created

<i>By Emily Peck</i><p>Nasty, brutish and short. The Amazon workplace, as depicted in this weekend’s damning New York Times front page story, is apparently a …

General Electric

Why Corporates Keep Getting Disrupted to Extinction

The digital and technological revolution has seen entire industries disrupted, with long established and dominant market leaders collapsing one after …

Innovation

That Sound You’re Not Hearing in Your Business Could Be Fatal. – Social Susan

“Fools,” said I, “You do not know.<br>Silence like a cancer grows.” Simon and Garfunkel<p>If we’ve learned anything over these past six, going on seven …

Blinkist: Big ideas in small packages

Big ideas in<br>small packages<p>Get access to key insights from 2,500+ bestselling nonfiction books, transformed into powerful packs you can read or listen …

That 'Useless' Liberal Arts Degree Has Become Tech's Hottest Ticket

In less than two years Slack Technologies has become one of the most glistening of tech’s ten-digit “unicorn” startups, boasting 1.1 million users and a private market valuation of $2.8 billion. If you’ve used Slack’s team-based messaging software, you know that one of its catchiest innovations is …

San Francisco

3 Ways Lazy Leaders Drive Their Star Employees Crazy

If you are a star performer at work, chances are you want your boss to help you out sometimes, but you would rather have them out of your hair the …

How to Get Over Your Controlling Ways

There is a famous quote attributed to the legendary race car driver Mario Andretti:<p>If everything appears to be under control, then you’re just not …

Meetings that don’t suck

Break free from the tyranny of the conference room<p><i>By Ken Norton, Product Partner, Google Ventures<br>Originally published at</i> <i>www.kennorton.com</i><i>.</i><p>For most of …

Productivity

Why 360 degree workplace feedback fails.

A longstanding HR process instituted by many of today’s companies, the 360 degree feedback review has hovered like a dark cloud over most employees …

Employee Engagement

Only 15% of Employees in Germany Are Engaged

German managers aren't creating environments in which employees feel motivated.

Five Stupid Rules That Drive Great Employees Away

It is hard to unlearn the messages that we have heard repeated since we were children. One of them is “Business is a stiff and formal place. To be human and spontaneous is fun, but it isn’t professional!”<p>Some organizations understand the connection between passion and performance, but a lot of them …

The Workplace

In big move, Accenture will get rid of annual performance reviews and rankings

As of September, one of the largest companies in the world will do all of its employees and managers an enormous favor: It will get rid of the annual performance review.<p>Accenture CEO Pierre Nanterme told The Washington Post that the professional services firm, which employs hundreds of thousands of …

Why We Designed Our Company for Employees

<b>In May 2001, after we launched the first Apple retail store, Steve Jobs said to me, “Ron, the store is beautiful — but the magic is in the people</b> …

Employment

How Great Leaders Build Trust And Increase Employee Engagement

Have you ever done something with the best intentions only to have it backfire?<p>Understanding how to light up the brain’s reward network and stay out of the pain network can help you to avoid common pitfalls (thanks to Naomi Eisenberger of UCLA for her research here).<p>The brain’s pain network gets …

Leadership

2015 Top 10 Employee Engagement Books

In a recent conversation with some HR colleagues, we shared some of our favorite non-fiction books with each other. As a result, I decided to share …

Unhappy At Work? Swipe Right To Tell The Boss

Startups and established pollsters alike are working to bring the employee-engagement survey into the age of smartphones and big data.<p>Bunny Inc., which runs an online marketplace for voice-over actors, has more than 50 employees scattered between its offices in San Francisco and Bogota, Colombia, …

Companies of Happy Owners

Creating the Company of the Future — Part 2<p>In my last article, I outlined why IU is on a mission to invent the company of the future. Over the last …

Happiness

15 Principles of an Unmistakable Standard

• Hire amazing People<br>• Don’t compromise on a damn thing<br>• Put in the extra effort, even when it’s a pain in the ass<br>• Become the benchmark, set the standard, …

Art

Hardly Working

Why Your Vacation Policy Doesn’t Work<p>One of my new colleagues admitted recently that his wife was having a difficult time getting her mind around our …

The Workplace