Can you get by toxic office politics?

I was sitting around the having a conversation with friends the other day about workplaces and the “office politics” that often soured people’s view of the workplace. I found that it is not only businesses that have this problem. One of my friends, an ex-pastor, said that the church he was associated with was so …

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Balancing on the Tightrope of Corporate Transparency

Today’s post is courtesy of my friends at SocialMonsters.org It’s a common predicament in the workplace. Employees clamor for more information, after feeling blindsided by an abrupt change in HR policies. Or, on the other end of the spectrum, the management sends an endless cache of documents to your staff to keep them in the …

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Public Salaries: Is Transparency Right For Your Company?

This post is from my friends at SocialMonsters.org Disclosed company revenue and monthly progress reports; shared self-improvements; internal emails between two employees sent with the team cc’ed. Buffer, a social media sharing solutions company, functions with this level of radical transparency. Buffer finds power in the vulnerability, openness and accessibility of transparent ideas and workflows. Transparency …

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Best Places to Work: What is the Formula?

The Atlanta Business Chronicle published a special edition on September 16, 2011 that highlighted the winners of the Best Places to Work for the Atlanta area. I was curious to understand what the formula of success was for these best places. Here is what I found out. The companies profiled were large, medium size and …

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