The AdVantige

Employee Documentation: Too Important to “Wing It”

Posted by Timothy Carrington on Tue, Feb 19, 2013 @ 12:25 PM

After all this time, I finally get it!  You worked hard for a long time to get to a leadership role.  Since you do such a great job of hiring good people, you don’t have to worry about documentation.  After all, you have so much faith in your organization’s “family environment.”  No employee would ever knowingly do the wrong thing.  If they make an honest mistake, documenting it would only communicate mistrust, ruining the family environment.  Did I get it right for your workplace?

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Tags: hr solutions, management 101, employee documentation

Artifacts, Legends and Rituals: Keys to your Company Culture

Posted by Timothy Carrington on Tue, Feb 12, 2013 @ 07:00 AM

Archaeologists and Anthropologists study past civilizations, deciphering clues from what was left behind.  Remember the well-known character in the Indiana Jones movies, and how he used ancient maps, legends and other clues to find mythical treasures?  Those themes are the substance of great movies, … and great careers in business.

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Tags: politics at work, corporate culture, cultural competency

Five Crucial Tactics for Decision Making

Posted by Timothy Carrington on Tue, Feb 05, 2013 @ 07:00 AM

Super Bowl XLVII featured a classic matchup between two great teams, led by two great coaches.  The Harbaugh brothers have more in common than their family ancestry, which is pretty impressive on its own.  A similarity that impressed me is that both coaches made tough, unconventional decisions that made a great difference in their team’s performance.  Each leader courageously owned his decision, not knowing with certainty that the outcome would be positive.  Eventually, the rest of the world saw what these leaders saw, and acknowledged the wisdom of the decisions.

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Tags: management 101, management development, decision making