I usually reserve a fair bit of sympathy for unions threatening industrial actions to force employers to come to the negotiation table, but not when they show complete disregard to customers, as in the case of the work-to-rule action to be enforced by the Cathay Pacific Airways Flight Attendants’ Union. Under the work-to-rule guidelines: “All… Read More »
昨天早上去人事部找人事部经理谈离职细节顺便拿员工离职通知书，经理因手下没有备份，需要打印，责备道：怎么不多打印几份，好随时可以用。 我在旁边听了，几乎晕过去。。。 Help spread the word!
Wall Street apologist Geoff Colvin has done it again. In his recent Value Driven article (“Sympathy for the Devils“, FORTUNE, May 25), Colvin argued that Wall Street shouldn’t be punished [for the excesses] because “restoring profitability to the banks will require paying bonuses”. He further tried to lay blame for the public outrage on a… Read More »
I’m beginning to tire of Geoff Colvin’s anti-government stance in his regular Value Driven column in FORTUNE magazine. In a recent piece (“Will the Motor City Shakeup Work?“, April 27), Colvin argued that General Motors‘ fate has less to do with the new CEO Fritz Henderson than with the restructuring model the US government is… Read More »
Monster Cable is at it again, this time suing Monster Transmission, a Florida-based outfit that supplies automotive parts. Apparently, the lesson from the Blue Jeans episode has not been learnt. So what happens if I rename my blog Monster Stuff? Will I get a cease-and-desist letter from Monster Cable? Technorati Tags: Monster Cable Monster Transmission… Read More »
workforce optimisationstandard delayeringrestructuringre-engineeringresource rationalisationdownsizingvoluntary separation Why don’t companies call a spade a spade and just say that they are laying off people, rather than attach fancy labels to such exercises? Related posts:A new kind of retrenchmentHow the ax falls, Filipino-styleTop 10 buzzwords in 2009 Technorati Tags: retrenchment layoff fancy labels business management language Help spread… Read More »
If you’re fond of procrastination, check out this 13-point manifesto by Bre Pettis and Kio Stark on how to make your good ideas happen. Why 13, you may ask? I guess Pettis and Stark wanted to leave room for people with a fondness to cross items out on lists, so they will have a Top… Read More »
An organisation is like a tree full of monkeys – all on different levels, some climbing up. The monkeys on top look down and see a tree full of smiling faces. The monkeys on the bottom look up and see nothing but assholes. All the time, the monkeys on the top will get the fruits… Read More »
It’s the start of the new year and given the current economic climate, excesses (abundance) seem to be the call of the day. But not when your name is John Thain. The former Merrill Lynch chief executive reportedly spent US$1.2 million on his office renovation, of which US$87,784 went on a rug, US$68,179 on a… Read More »
The business media have been harping about leadership in crisis, but a lot of this has been empty talk. Japan Airlines CEO Haruka Nishimatsu shows how leaders should walk the talk. Technorati Tags: leadership Japan Airlines Haruka Nishimatsu video CNN Help spread the word!