Welcome to Work in Progress, a blog in which I try to be part observer, part adviser and part provocateur. I write about such issues as the "employment deal" between workers and organizations, people management strategies, advances in workplace technology and the social safety nets designed to catch displaced workers. I'm convinced the world is progressing toward an era of greater reciprocity between workers and employers, and organizations that get ahead of this trend are more likely to thrive.
Fall in love with your workforce this Valentine's Day—and declare your affection to the world.Read More
Hiring temps has a sketchy history, but contingent labor relations today can turn the page.Read More
Recent research suggests goals can do more harm than good. Read More
How one CEO Santa shows the way to a cheerier future for companies and workers thanks to an erotic book trilogy.Read More
The hard truth about innovation is that it generally is not an overnight phenomenon. Try more like 2,000 days and nights.Read More
Leaders at Big Blue and elsewhere could blush a deep pink if Tom Vines is correct about where performance management, crowdsourcing and social media are heading.Read More
The San Francisco team's World Series triumph has lessons that go beyond the ballpark.Read More