I love reading about big companies: Apple, Google, Trader Joe’s, Amazon. I find these organizations fascinating. For better or worse, I’m connected to these companies because I buy their products or use their services.

An article about Netflix’s reinvention of HR caught my eye recently. It’s from 2014, so the ideas aren’t “new,” but a great deal of research supports the best practices in talent management and employee engagement outlined in the article. So, if we know what works, why aren’t we doing it? One explanation is that managers are overworked and exhausted from the pandemic, supply chain challenges, and labor shortages.

Peter Drucker, who has been called the father of management theory said, “I would hope that American managers—indeed, managers worldwide—continue to appreciate what I have been saying almost from day one: that management is so much more than exercising rank and privilege, that it is about so much more than ‘making deals’. ‘Management affects people and their lives.'”

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Aleisha Gaalswyk Stephens
President, Anderson Center