Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Happy Companies Are All Alike

"Happy companies are all alike; each unhappy company is unhappy in its own way." Sound familiar? If so, Thomas A. Steward, the editor of the Harvard Business Review, has taken those famous opening lines from Tolstoy's Anna Karenina and applied it to business. How fitting.

He goes on the say,"Lots of companies claim to be high-performance organizations. The real thing is rare, however, and instantly recognizable. These groups operate on a different plane. They overcome obstacles that stymie others. When they fail, they look for causes rather than excuses; they fix problems, not blame. They are '"real pros.'" Does this sound familiar? You can read his complete article
"Raising the Bar" here.

Is your company a happy company? What is one thing you can do today to start raising the bar in your company, your team, your cubicle? My booklet "82 Tips for Thriving in the Workplace" has 82 suggestions. Check it out. Email me for a free pdf copy.


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