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Unlearning makes headlines at Reuters,
writes Workforce.comís Garry Kranz. Employees
at this London-based financial software, technology, and news company
are encouraged to find the knowledge they need while taking on stretch
assignments or rotating to work on different project teams. But they
donít have to remember what they learn.
This letter to bosses from Axel Albin and Josh Kamler says what we can't all say:
we leave our jobs because our boss has not lived up to our standards. The
premise of this article is in line with what research says about the number one reason people leave
their jobs. Read this, and get thinking about how you can make a change in your workplace regardless
of whether you are the boss or the employee.
A British law firm says itís OK to discriminate against obese people,
reports Workforce.com (February 4–10, 2007; Vol. 8).
The exception: when there is a medical condition contributing to the obesity.
Sometimes email isnít the right communication tool.
Either youíre trying to get too much information
from someone or from too many people—or youíre conveying
too much information. Read this article to learn which 10 situations
are not suited to email and to view a flowchart thatís helpful for figuring
out which tool is right.
Women's Leadership A Hot Topic
is one of a number of forward-thinking companies that have decided not to short-circuit
their leadership pools by grooming only people with Y chromosomes.
Writers in the Sky Podcast
Writer and public speaker Yvonne Perry
is interviewing me about Mentor Me this month—listen online to
"Writers in the Sky Podcast" on September 14. You can access
archived shows by clicking on a link listed in the sidebar to the right.