Can Democracy Survive in America Without Organizations Becoming Democratic?

“Democracy is a tough way to live. With all its flaws, I think it beats the alternatives. I do not wish to have someone else, no matter how educated, well intentioned, wealthy, or wise, decide unilaterally what is best for me. Unless we are deeply involved in our work, we cannot feel good about ourselves. Unless we work with others toward valued goals, we cannot infuse hope and aspiration into our lives. Unless we treat one another...

Has the Coronavirus Imposed Virtual Team Meetings? The Problem and the Solution

The Problem: No matter how carefully leaders plan their online meetings, team members too often end up disengaging while on the call. According to a recent study, 82% of people admit to multi-tasking. The study shows they do everything from surfing the web to answering emails to using the bathroom during team calls! (Ferrazzi, HBR, 2014) The Solution: Six design elements that make virtual team meetings both engaging and...