15 October 2020

On power

In 375 B.C., Plato wrote in The Republic (521b): "But what we need is that the only men to get power should be men who do not love it[.]"

In 1993, Robert Hare published Without Conscience, a book about psychopaths. In it you can find the key symptoms of psychopathy. It is a useful list to have ... in the workplace and apparently for elections.


01 October 2020

Deconstructing the new workplace

In 2014, Jacob Morgan painted a naive optimism into a pictograph he called THE EVOLUTION OF THE EMPLOYEE. By 2018, university administrators were mindlessly adopting his ideas, acting as if humanity had no choice in its fate and universities had nothing to do with it. Consequently, I amended Morgan's graphic.

Why am I alerting you to this?

Because CoViD-19 has accelerated changes in the workplace. Many executives have recently figured out that maintaining corporate towers, office buildings, and lecture halls does cut into profits. (Bewildering, I know.) And they have started to move.

My advice is trite: Be careful what you wish for, but be wise what you ask for.