Lessons Learned from 40 Years in Corporate America
by Howard Harrison
Pub Date 01 Oct 2018
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Corporate Crap: Lessons Learned from 40 Years in Corporate America takes a humorous look at the business practices that lead employees to look for new employment … like meetings, performance reviews, downsizing, and bosses from hell. And let’s not forget the esteem-sapping elements like dress codes, task forces, brainstorming, and engagement surveys; flip charts, org charts, hard stops, and hard-ons.
Each chapter includes personal anecdotes, quotes from business experts, and the latest research to answer the burning question: If companies truly believe employees are their most valuable resource, why do they treat them like crap?
In Corporate Crap, readers will learn:
• How companies are trying to shorten meetings by making everyone stand and other forms of torture.
• Why the founder of Second City Works calls Tina Fey “a genius boss.”
• How the author burned his first professional bridge in his first-ever exit interview.
• Why 700 million vacation days went unused last year. (What is wrong with you people?)
• The roots of “at the end of the day” and other common expressions.
• Why companies don’t call employees “employees” anymore – and how it can backfire on them.
• How hiring managers are affected by stereotypes – and not always how you’d think.
• Why companies’ obsession with labeling employees as introverts or extroverts is a complete waste of time.
• The biggest problem companies have firing people.
• Why the idea that “no idea is a bad idea” is a bad idea.
• What people really do during conference calls.
There are lessons to be learned here: lessons that will entertain and inform anyone who has ever worked for a large corporation. Lessons learned from 40 years of Corporate Crap!