Posts Tagged ‘high trust environment’

Performance Rankings. Part 3. Good Practices.

Monday, November 26th, 2012

Measuring innovation and thought work where quality and progress are more difficult to quantify, require multiple perspectives and more participatory management. Here are several blunt observations that capture my lessons learned in good practices for performance rankings and performance assessments of innovative information workers. (more…)

Seven attributes of a high-trust environment

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

Over the course of the last 20 years, we have seen many organizations strive to build a high-trust environment. We know this is one of the critical assets that attracts and retains great people. But, what exactly is a high-trust environment? Here is a short description that we compiled back in the 90s as we educated the field management team at Rational Software Corporation. This is the most memorable and meaningful description that I have encountered. (more…)

Building a great company-Part 3: Great careers

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

John Lovitt and I conducted a series of workshops back in the 2000-2002 time frame when we were at Rational Software Corporation. One of our objectives was to help our management team understand the various dimensions of building a great company.


What does it take to build a great company?

Monday, August 1st, 2011

In my career, I have been lucky enough to work at 3 companies who cared deeply about being a great company and acting like a great company. TRW, Rational Software Corporation and IBM.