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Articles by James Tehrani

‘Friday Night Tykes’: Here’s Some Tough Talk on the Show’s Tough Talk

January 23, 2014
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I’ve seen the same mentality in the workplace, too, where intimidation and berating prevail over human kindness and educating.
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Frank Thomas Elected to Cooperstown as a ‘Misunderstood’ Star

January 10, 2014
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In many organizations, superstars are handled with kid gloves, but in others top workers can become punching bags, too.
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Topsy the Elephant and the Topsy-Turvy World of Animal Abuse

December 11, 2013
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While Workforce, of course, focuses on issues related to human workers, there are others in the workforce — namely animals — that don’t get the same attention.
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Protesters Enlist the Grinch to Get Some More Green

December 5, 2013
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In Chicago and across the nation fast-food workers protested on Dec. 5 seeking $15 an hour wages.
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Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Floats an Idea of Delivering by Drone

December 2, 2013
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Although I’ve heard the “In five years … ” line dozens of times about innovations like drone delivery, I wouldn’t bet against this. Meantime, let's not moan about the drone.
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Siemens Financial Hopes to Wow With ‘NewWow’ Office Strategy

November 15, 2013
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Under the new office concept, called the New Way of Working, outside of a few C-level employees, none of the unit’s workers have traditional desks, offices or cubicles.


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Superman’s Origins and Why You Should Supercharge Those Who Do Superwork

November 4, 2013
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As your company soars to new heights thanks to the creativity and ingenuity of your team members, the organization should let the workers come along for the ride.
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To Cultivate Innovation, I’ve Got Two Words for You

October 16, 2013
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What do you get when you put two Second City executives into a room with a Grammy-nominated songwriter? Turns out you get a lot of insight into innovation.


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Tweet Ye, Tweet Ye: It’s OK to Promote Your Workers on Social Media

September 30, 2013
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According to a recent survey of 400-plus human resources professionals, 82 percent said their companies do not include social media in their rewards programs. Really? What gives?
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'The Talk's' Julie Chen’s Revelation Exposes Ugly Truth About Hiring Practices

September 13, 2013
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Chen, who was born in the United States and is of Chinese heritage, had plastic surgery on her eyes after being told she needed to 'Westernize' her appearance.
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