It's that time of year again. That thing that we lovingly refer to as "Performance Management" is back for a lot of us. And for many, it amounts to nothing more than a dreaded soul-crushing experience. During the month of January, we're going to explore that experience and why it is the world of work just can't seem to get it right. We'll also leave you with some crowdsourced advice and insights on how to stem the tide.
Thomas Jefferson discovered the antidote to cocktail parties, small talk, and the otherwise meaningless business and professional networking formats we've been subjected to for decades. We experimented with his "novel" approach to see if we could reinfuse the true art of conversation into the world-of-work. It seems to have resonated.
All this talk about Millennials puts us on one of two sides of the argument: 1) "shut the hell up, I can't take it any more" or 2) "yep, makes sense. let's get on that." It turns out that it doesn't really matter what side you're on, because it's not really about the Millennials anyway.