Recognizing that legions of change agents promoting continuous improvements were not able to break ground for a cultural change in his company, the CEO of a large toothpaste manufacturer has taken the decision to switch to a more radical model: continuous reorganization. Switching from the well known lean technique of "5-whys" to a blame allocation … Continue reading Continuous Reorganization beats Continuous Improvement
Big data analytics has revealed a new insight into corporate life: sick days at the beginning of the month are directly linked to end of month reporting. An AI system at a large product development company has made this correlation after data scientist Brian Watkins decided to look into staff attendance data as a joke. … Continue reading Proof: End of month reporting frenzy detrimental to your health
An ambitious CEO who wanted to create massive cultural change has come up with a very innovative method. New CEO, Jane Fox, entered a company that was highly resistant to change. Previous efforts to bring about cultural change had been plagued by a very comfortable layer of middle management who did not see the need … Continue reading Company Uses The Truman Show As Inspiration For Middle Management Problem
Tensions between an international health care company and its works council are currently running at an all time high. The works council has blocked the roll out of smart phones to employees. Works council representative Guenther Mueller expressed his position: "our duty is to make sure that employees are safe from the horror of American … Continue reading Works Council Commits To Taking German Workforce Back To The Stone Age.