Internal Red Tape and the Future of Work

Internal Red Tape and the Future of Work

  Old Red Tape & New Red Tape There are two types of red tape in this world: external (or “old”) and internal (or “new”).  Understanding these definitions is essential to the success of any organization, whether public or private. 1)...
Should We Trust Climate Surveys?

Should We Trust Climate Surveys?

Most Human Resources firms send out regular climate surveys to employees to “get a pulse from the field” regarding the corporate culture. This generally comprises an annual multiple-choice and/or fill-in-the-blank questionnaire whereby employees voice...
Transparency Matters to Employees and Clientele

Transparency Matters to Employees and Clientele

In the world of growth and progress, business transparency is king.  By this, we invoke two aspects: being transparent in your market so that your clientele knows what you’re offering; and being transparent internally so that your teammates know what their present-day...
Follow-Up on Anonymity Being Weak

Follow-Up on Anonymity Being Weak

Rip Red Tape received some angry criticism with this previous post on anonymity. Dozens of readers found it important that folks be able to speak their minds without consequence to themselves personally. They found it harsh that we would suggest that anonymous...