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Culture is everywhere, and it matters. Where’s your culture now, and how can it improve?

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...

When Peer Accountability Gets Toxic

In our work-lives we are encouraged to keep tabs on one another in order to ensure general well-being at work and at home. This might include asking how someone is feeling if she is late on a deadline, or making sure someone is doing alright at home if he is out of...

Broken Window Theory at the Office

Former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani cleaned up New York City by understanding the broken window theory. The theory suggests each problem that goes unattended in a given environment affects people's attitude toward that environment and leads to more problems (see Ivy...

Binary Honesty vs. Spectral Honesty (Part 2 of 2)

Let's look closer at significance of binary honesty to any organization. First, a recap from Part 1 of 2: Binary Honesty: Marked by truth in an either-or scenario. Spectral Honesty: Marked by subjective accuracy in response to a question, i.e., measurable on a...

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There Should Be Nothing Behind Your Monitor

It's unhealthy to have a wall behind your computer screen. Think about it: for over six hours per day on average, you are glancing at your computer monitor... imagine being told that you had to stare at a wall for six hours per day instead. It doesn't sound too...

Automatic Weekend Replies Prevent Monday-Morning Anxiety

Our made-up-yet-probably-accurate statistics suggest that 40% of anxiety in life comes from FOMO: fear of missing out. When we're away from our workdesks for an extended period of time, such as during a weekend, we experience no anxiety until Monday hits, whereby that...

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...

Colorado Springs Mayor’s Leadership Response Rating: D+

Leadership response to tragedy sets the tone for an organization. In the case of the City of Colorado Springs, Mayor John Suthers' response to tragedy has been nonexistent, which has created a void in the creative psyche of his city and its people. Imagine this: a...

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