Annual reports focus on a point in time. If annual reports were required to contain EEOC statistics, what would we learn about most companies?

Asked by Sarah F While it may be true that many factors contribute to the employee mix within any company, the very fact that your question targets annual reports as the information repository implies that the analysis would be focused on mid-sized and/or large companies. The point that an annual report focuses on a point…

How do you track your to-do’s?

Asked by Janice R, CPA I am famous for creating insane to-do lists. One day I realized that the lists were just out of control and I needed to get my arms around them. I picked up the book, “Getting Things Done” by David Allen. Best book on organization I’ve ever read, though I nearly…

Managing a Matrixed Organization

Question: I was looking for some advice around best practices in effectively leading/managing in a matrixed organization. – Asked by Rob F Answer: I’ve managed a few matrixed organizations. I think that the term “matrixed” is a fancy way of saying that most of the work will be completed by teams, working horizontally within (and…

Relationship Management

“Most of us probably acquired our mentors more by luck than through planning. But with the erosion of traditional career ladders and the increasingly unstructured composition of the modern firm, individuals and companies alike are seeing ever-greater merits to institutionalizing this once-informal relationship called mentoring.” — From, “Business: The Ultimate Resource,” Perseus Publishing For most…