November 6th, 2017
Each week, I select a few articles that rise above the fray and hopefully help you on your journey in the CRE world. They pull from one of four "corners:" corporate real estate, technology, management science and anything positive. I welcome your comments on these articles and the submissions of others (with credit to you if I post them). I wish you a terrific week!
Are You Suited for a Start-Up?"Start-ups have no clear hierarchies or paths to advancement. But from their embryonic stages through more-mature ones, they need good managers to create and effectively run departments such as marketing, product development, and sales. And one can accrue numerous personal and professional rewards working for these young organizations. In nearly every interview I’ve conducted with start-up joiners, they have emphasized how much they value the autonomy, creativity, and growth they experience in their jobs—all elements critical to fulfillment." www.hbr.org
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The Top Reasons Startups FailOh Snap! | "More often than not, however, startups tend to fail brutally. According to CB Insights, 70 percent of upstart tech companies fail, usually about 20 months after first raising financing. The failure rate is even worse for consumer hardware startups with 97 percent of seed crowdfunded companies failing or turning into "zombies." www.forbes.com
Six Myths About Choosing a College Major"Students get plenty of advice about picking a major. It turns out, though, that most of it is from family and friends, according to a September Gallup survey. Only 11 percent had sought guidance from a high school counselor, and 28 percent from a college adviser. And most didn’t think that the advice was especially helpful. Maybe it’s because much of the conventional thinking about majors is wrong." www.nytimes.com
We're in the Worst Talent Shortage Since 2007. Employers Are Using This Strategy to Stand Out"Organizations are facing one of the largest talent shortages since 2007. In fact, a ManpowerGroup report indicated that 40 percent of the more than 42,000 employers surveyed indicated they were having a difficult time filling positions.
When Manpower dug a little deeper, it found the top reasons driving the frustration included:
- A lack of available applicants
- A lack of experience
- A lack of hard skills
- Seeking more pay than is offered
- A lack of soft skills www.inc.com
Ten Things Never, Ever To Wear To Work"There is no dress code policy — or any other policy, for that matter — that will eliminate the need for conversation.One of the signs of a healthy workplace is that people are always discussing and debating questions like "What's okay to wear to work around here?"It is pointless to try and write HR policies in such a way that no conversation is needed. That's an impossible standard to reach and in any case, conversation is essential! It's through conversation that relationships are built. It's how trust is established." www.forbes.comYour success blesses others. I wish you a great a hugely impactful week!Ken