A few years ago, Virgin Group instituted a Digital Detox: For two hours every Wednesday morning, all e-mails were shut down. The move was designed to encourage employees to step away from the desk and spend more time communicating with colleagues in person.
“Kiss up, kick down” is a common modus operandi for managers and executives, so as smart, funny, and pleasant as a person may be with those working at the same level, or above them, that same person may be a nightmare to those working below them.
The universal use of the term, “creative,” makes it hard for organizations to recruit and nurture truly creative people. There are special skill sets that need to be valued and recruited for if you want to have a stable of true creatives—reflective, imaginative people who enjoy doing things in new ways.
As part of every manager’s training program, there should be instruction on how to both communicate rejection to potential hiring candidates, as well as how to extend a job offer. Cutting off all communication with job interviewees leaves a bad impression of your company.