I read a really interesting statistic recently in a joint article from Ray, Williams, and Wellins on Harvard Business Review. They mentioned “Over the next decade, approximately 10,000 Baby Boomers will retire every day. Young leaders will have substantial opportunity to climb the corporate ladder – by 2030, millennials alone will comprise three out of every four individuals in the U.S. workforce.”
Have you ever had the experience when everything seemed to be going well and you felt you were doing a fantastic job, only to have that perception come to an abrupt halt when someone asks you, “Are you open to receiving some constructive feedback?” That very question can often be a trigger that releases the “no so nice” aspects of our personality if we aren’t disciplined enough to remain objective and calmly listen to the feedback BEFORE reacting to it.
In December 2017, Indeed.com drew from their database of more than 15 million employer reviews to determine which companies were rated highest for culture. Nike was rated number one and a grocery chain called HEB in Texas was rated #2. Following HEB are Disney Parks & Resorts, Boys & Girls Club of America, Starbucks and Apple (a total of fifteen companies were listed).
Meetings…. UGH! More than not, they feel like a necessary “evil” most especially when you are a part of multiple teams or a part of a large organization. But it’s not the meeting itself that’s the problem, rather it’s more often how it’s run and in what format the information is delivered.