Why IBM CEO's Public Spanking of Sales Was the Right Move - Forbes

Why IBM CEO's Public Spanking of Sales Was the Right Move - Forbes


This is the bad:


  • The “shoulder shrug”, where the CEO and leadership team barely note the shortfall and go on to set new targets (likely to be missed again).

  • “Spinning” the news to look positive for employees and investors (arguably to keep the team motivated, or to keep the stock price up).

  • Closed door discussions among management where there is debate but no new course of action is chosen.  This lack of consequence creates an environment that allows—even encourages—low performance.

  • --and now for the good. Please discuss. Results at 11. 

    Meanwhile, she furiously knits. Tsunami is overdue in the area on NHK world right now with a voice from above -- only caught "an entire" -- 'to endure natural disasters' but somehow I don't trust the translation from Japanese into nasal American English. #junketdiaries #now #a.m.pages