Ten Questions with Jeffrey Pfeffer
Guy Kawasaki, Jeffrey Pfeffer
Interview by Guy Kawaasaki.
"companies often ignore the interdependence or connections between actions in one part and those in another. So, even as some departments are trying to cut the costs of benefits, others are worried about recruiting and retaining enough qualified people. Maybe the parts should work together.
Third, many companies presume that incentives are the answer to everything, and have a very mechanistic model of human behavior. That is also incorrect."
Lay Off the Layoffs
"Despite all the research suggesting downsizing hurts companies, managers everywhere continue to do it. That raises an obvious question: why? Part of the answer lies in the immense pressure corporate leaders feelâ€”from the media, from analysts, from peersâ€”to follow the crowd no matter what.
The facts seem clear. Layoffs are mostly bad for companies, harmful for the economy, and devastating for employees."