Nov 20, 2006

How you treat your staff counts

...Especially when popular blogs like Creating Passionate Users gets into your training facilities and notices how (not) current your employee of the quarter board is.

I tell you, that made me chuckle :-)

And then I had to stop and think. How well am I treating my staff? Thankfully I'm in the middle of informal reviews with them all and when I ask them "is there anything they need from me that I'm not doing?" the answer is usually nothing. Which either means I've beaten them into submission in true Orwellian fashion, or they're being treated OK.

Of course that doesn't mean I can't do better, but at least they're not going to lynch me when I'm not looking!!


  1. I dunno. That is on a par with "my door is always open." Anyone that has been in the corporate trenches for a while will tend to take that with a pinch of salt.

  2. Ah, but you see - my door isn't always open. When it's open, it's open, and when it's not then there's a reason.

    The term "corporate trenches" bothers me as well. It makes it sound like your either at war with your staff or your colleagues neither of which is a state I would want to be in for too long.