Linked – M365 Conference 2024 Session Schedule Disappoints Me

Linked – M365 Conference 2024 Session Schedule Disappoints Me

Microsoft executives will be judged based on those products and their success. Entra ID and Exchange aren’t going to impact that judgment one way or the other. They are core to the success of IT departments, but they’re boring, old, “keep the lights on” kind of tech. They aren’t getting Microsoft the growth that stockholders demand in 2024. They need new products to do that, which they will focus on. I can’t blame them for that. It’s the world technology companies live in now, for better or worse. 

Linked – Mental Health at Work: Managers and Money

Linked – Mental Health at Work: Managers and Money

When management harms the mental health of our employees, we typically respond by offering them yoga or meditation spaces or maybe a lunchtime session on stress management. We never look at the system. We offer them ways to better cope with the broken system, but we never take responsibility for what the workplace is doing to their mental health.

We should be honest about the mental health impacts of layoffs

We should be honest about the mental health impacts of layoffs

Every person you lay off from your business is ten times more likely to try and take their own life.

I don’t think senior executives think in those terms. I suspect many are thinking about juicing the bottom line, getting a little stock price bump, maybe making things more efficient, etc. I think large investors think about what is best for their stock values. That’s why CEOs announce layoffs of 10% of the workforce and are rewarded with $100 million bonuses.

Linked – What’s the Business Impact of Customer Training?

Linked – What’s the Business Impact of Customer Training?

I’m not exaggerating. The distaste users had for the software they were forced to use because the organization purchased it was only equaled by how little they knew about how to use it. This is not a coincidence. Poor training or lack of training leaves users figuring out what to do on their own, and they usually miss out on many of the features that could make their jobs easier. Most of them figure out enough to get by.

Linked – New data shows shortsighted companies will try to replace workers with AI

Linked – New data shows shortsighted companies will try to replace workers with AI

Many people who make hiring and firing decisions don’t think about AI as a tool for better work-life balance or increased productivity in their workforce. They are planning on replacing their workforce. These are likely the same ones who view layoffs as a strategy to tweak stock prices and see employees as numbers on a financial statement instead of human beings. Increasingly, they are being put in charge by shareholders who see employees similarly – a bothersome cost.

We should not be surprised that younger generations want to blow it all up.