What neuroscience says about unsolicited advice in the company and how to fix it

We all know that person who loves giving advice—especially unsolicited, chiming in with “Why don’t you . . . ?” This is a common and well-intentioned practice in many companies, and it usually seems like an innocent enough question or statement. In more-traditional organizations, suggestions are usually handled through formal channels, while in more-modern companies,… Continue reading What neuroscience says about unsolicited advice in the company and how to fix it

Impact of multitasking in the company (quantified )

I prepared this chart for a client two years ago. The economic loss from doing high multitasking in a SAP department, and the impact on the rest of the organization. For every dollar they invested, they lost approximately 0.58 cents due to very high multitasking. I used here several calculations and techniques. I initially run… Continue reading Impact of multitasking in the company (quantified )

10 Golden Rules for Measuring an Agile Product or Change Initiative

(I published this article back in 2013, but I still believe that it can bring value to many consultants.)   How’s the product or initiative coming along?   I’m sure you’ve heard this question more than once in your life, and it’s normal for people to have the desire to know how the product or… Continue reading 10 Golden Rules for Measuring an Agile Product or Change Initiative

Learn to Make Decisions and to Build Metrics That Positively Affect People’s Health

Did you know that workplace stress is recognized as a key contributor in 75% to 90% of all visits to primary-care doctors? When workplace stress lasts for days or weeks, you can develop stomach disorders, back pain, and headaches. You can also suffer from loss of sleep, reduced energy, and emotional distress. In the long… Continue reading Learn to Make Decisions and to Build Metrics That Positively Affect People’s Health