Pushing my grocery cart down the aisle, I spot on the fruit counter a dozen plastic bags of bananas labeled “Organic, Equal Exchange.” My heart leaps a little. I’d been thrilled, months earlier, when I found my local grocer carrying bananas—a new product from Equal Exchange—because this employee-owned cooperativeme outside Boston is one of my […]Read more "How cooperatives are leading the way to empowered workers and healthy communities."
Talk about “civility” on the Internet always makes me a little nervous. For a bunch of reasons. First, I generally try to be civil, but I’d hate to see a Net that is always and only civil. Some rowdiness and rudeness is absolutely required. Second, civility as a word feels like it comes from a […]Read more "The Problem with Civility"
Regarded merely as a hub for high school and college students just a few years ago, social media now exerts tremendous influence over the way people around the world — of all ages — get and share information. The implications for business are profound. To get a sense of what’s at stake for companies as […]Read more "The rise of social media: Is your organization ready for the new transparency?"
After writing several articles on resistance to change, I can not stop thinking about how it is manifested in different areas of society. We recently had the example of taxi drivers in some major European cities protesting against Uber (*). Although there are many more similar situations, such as those hoteliers with lodging exchange models, […]Read more "New Business Models"
During my courses of Digital Identity for professionals I clearly marked and extend the need to split both, the professional and personal spheres. Understanding that a person is a unit in itself and cannot be divided, you cannot ignore the need to separate areas: either the personal-professional binomial or binomial off-on line, or whatever. I […]Read more "Personal data: the new black oil"
Resistance to change is a natural reaction when employees are asked, well, to change. Change is uncomfortable and requires new ways of thinking and doing. People have trouble developing a vision of what life will look like on the other side of a change. So, they tend to cling to the known rather than embrace the […]Read more "How to Reduce Resistance to Change"
One of the most baffling and recalcitrant of the problems which business executives face is employee resistance to change. Such resistance may take a number of forms—persistent reduction in output, increase in the number of “quits” and requests for transfer, chronic quarrels, sullen hostility, wildcat or slowdown strikes, and, of course, the expression of a […]Read more "How to Deal With Resistance to Change"