Recent content from Lee Schafer
Bosses can learn a lot by wandering around the office.
The news that General Mills is cutting jobs after its stellar response to the pandemic, and the results that followed, shows that going back to where things were was never going to be easy.
An attention-grabbing article on the income taxes paid, or not paid, by some of America's wealthiest people framed its analysis poorly.
The best workplaces will have people connecting all the time with each other across the organization chart.
The cost of work has gone up and pay is still catching up.
The opportunity on Lake Street and in the other damaged areas still exists.
Others may get worked up about the effects of share buybacks, but they don't give me heartburn the way that, for instance, executive compensation does.
Keeping the conversation from spiraling into forever wars isn't just up to the managers, though.
Loup Ventures of Minneapolis thinks one of its portfolio companies called Enjoy, about to go public, represents the next thing in retail.
Small changes in end-user buying lead to bigger swings in the operations of suppliers down the value chain.