Lessons in Performance Management From a Mass Layoff Gone Viral


In December 2021, Vishal Garg, the CEO of Better.com, a 7-year-old company in the online mortgage brokerage business,abruptly laid off 900 employees on a Zoom call. Since then, the story has mushroomed substantially, with multiple members of his leadership team resigning, and with Garg himself stepping away from the business at the request of Betters [...]

Lessons in Performance Management From a Mass Layoff Gone Viral2022-03-17T20:12:11+00:00

Riding the Resignation Tsunami


Had a great conversation with Lauren Francis and the team at Mulberry Partners here in Portland last week.  The news around the Resignation continues to accelerate, with updates coming almost daily now.  Time will tell how it continues to roll, but for the moment, it has a lot of people in the employment field running [...]

Riding the Resignation Tsunami2022-03-17T20:12:45+00:00

What Organizational Development Is Not


Recently, this blog published an article about the nature and definition of Organizational Development (OD).  Based on experience for the past two decades, it is clear that OD, like many processes and systems, is often misconstrued by even the best-intentioned leaders into something that it is not.  Taken on a grand scale, this has likely created some [...]

What Organizational Development Is Not2021-08-17T20:01:35+00:00

Communication and Responsiveness from an OD Lens


The first value that AJC holds is further defined as targeted information at the right time through the most appropriate channel to maximize the impact of our messages. There is a significant body of research on the effectiveness of internal communications in terms of staff engagement, productivity, and, ultimately, earnings. Although varied in scale [...]

Communication and Responsiveness from an OD Lens2021-08-17T01:46:39+00:00
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