DailyDirt: Minimizing Pointy-Haired Bosses

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Over the past century, there have been dozens of management philosophies that have been touted as "the way" to keep employees motivated and encourage excellence and productivity. But it's far from a solved problem. Stack ranking (aka vitality curve) has fallen out of favor a bit, and a trend of self-managing has appeared that could keep employees more satisfied with their bosses -- because if you're managing yourself, you only have yourself to blame. Some companies are trying to quantify various metrics for organizational behavior to make it more objective and fair. Maybe we'll know how it all works in a few more decades, but in the meantime, check out these HR experiments. After you've finished checking out those links, take a look at our Daily Deals for cool gadgets and other awesome stuff.

Filed Under: careers, employment, holacracy, hr, human resources, jobs, management, motivation, organizational behavior, reviews, stack ranking, tony hsieh, work
Companies: google, zappos


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    Anonymous Coward, 14 May 2015 @ 6:07pm

    How does Amazon allow Zappos to do these weird management experiments? I suppose as long as the revenues remain steady....

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    Anon, 15 May 2015 @ 9:38am

    Another theory

    I heard from (where else) a management consultant teaching some new theory many moons ago, that some employees had developed an acronym for new management theories - "BOHICA".


    "Bend Over, Here It Comes Again".

    reply to this | link to this | view in thread ]


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