California Subpoenas Amazon Over Its Covid Protocols. How to Avoid the Same Fate

California attorney general Xavier Becerra says Amazon has been ignoring subpoenas about its health and safety plans. As such, he’s asked the courts to step in and force Amazon to comply.  Amazon, for its part, says: The bottom line is that we’re a leader in providing Covid-19 safety measures for our employees — we’ve invested billions of […]
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What Your Employees Want for Holiday Presents in 2020

I love a good workplace holiday party, but this is not the year to bring everyone together in a hotel ballroom. Nope.  And while there’s no legal or even moral obligation to give presents to your staff, it will be appreciated. But what to give? Budgets may be tight, and everyone may still be working […]
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LinkedIn Etiquette for Managers, Employees, and Recruiters

LinkedIn has 660 million users–and that number continues to creep up. With that many people, it’s a fantastic place to network, share ideas, and even make new friendships. There are lots of options for interacting on LinkedIn, but some things people do may limit the usefulness of this career-focused social media site. I spoke to […]
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Tony Hsieh, Former Zappos CEO and Holacracy Pioneer Dies at 46

Entrepreneur and management revolutionary Tony Hsieh passed away on Friday, November 27, 2020, after injuries sustained in a house fire.  Hsieh was, famously, the former CEO of Zappos, a company that revolutionized shoe shopping and how customer service worked. He also pioneered a management concept called holacracy. While Zappos quietly backed away from holacracy, it left a lasting […]
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Working From Home Can Save You Money. Should Your Taxes Go Up?

We all agree that whether we work at home or in an office, we need roads. There are many other government services that we need (although many of us will debate what those are, so we’ll stick to roads here). But, when you have your employees work from home, what happens? Well, they drive less. Yay! […]
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Working When Election Tensions Are Still High

My fondest dream was to wake up to a clear presidential election winner. As of 6 a.m. Eastern time on November 4, it was clear that wasn’t happening. It would take days. Days of indecision means days of mounting pressure. My Twitter and Facebook feeds are getting increasingly stressed out, with both sides convinced the other side […]
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