Tag: dysfunctional organizations

Gossip: Good Sign, Bad sign, or Just a Sign?

The Harvard Business Review just came out with an article “Stop Enabling Gossip on Your Team“. Yet in 2013 that same magazine published an article entitled “Go Ahead and Gossip.” As a consultant I spend a month or two at a school district and then move on. The level of gossip in an organization is immediately clear to

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Silos, at School and Work

When my son was in the 6th grade I met with his math teacher, because he had said he “hated math”.  I said, your students are learning about ancient Egypt in Social Studies, which he really enjoys.  Couldn’t the students learn about Egyptian mathematics and how the ancient Egyptians may have discovered these concepts?  This suggestion fell

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