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Ludic Loopiness

Curious about a new term, I recently checked a definition of ludic loop: doing something over and over again because every once in a while you get a reward.   Considering the definition and how it might apply to the workplace, one imagines its usefulness in several situations.   For example: Individual Level: As a … Continue reading Ludic Loopiness


“Work” that Reflection

Once your organization decides to make intentional Culture change, the work has only begun.   After agreeing on the need, value and direction of the change, each individual must be invited and expected to participate.  At this individual level, ongoing work and success requires: Description: What work behaviors demonstrate this new intentional Culture: the way … Continue reading “Work” that Reflection


Defying Gravity

A familiar quote, “Get up, dress up and show up.” is attributed to author Regina Brett. It has entered my head and helped me start more than a few days through tough times. I have heard myself remind colleagues of the sentiment. We all have tough times, and we find different ways to keep moving … Continue reading Defying Gravity


Toxic Tolerance?

Once upon a time individual employees quit bad bosses.  Attentive leaders could notice a trend, identify the problem (i.e., the bad boss) and make decisions: coach, train, transfer (!), threaten, discipline, ignore, etc.  Of course some of these decisions led to better outcomes than others in terms of managing employee turnover and the impact of … Continue reading Toxic Tolerance?


The Payroll Puzzle

A topic often raised in conversation with business owners starts with the question, “Should payroll report to HR or to Accounting?”  A flip response could be simply, Yes – or Either.   Responding more fully: The key to deciding the question is understanding that the payroll process is much more a puzzle than a straight … Continue reading The Payroll Puzzle