End of an era: Thomas Cook Collapses

End of an era:  Thomas Cook Collapses

A trusted name for over 178 years in tourism and low cost packaged tours has closed its doors. Thomas Cook ceased operations abruptly on September 23, 2019.  Unable to secure funding to cover a massive $2 billion dollars in debt, the tour operator had no choice but to close its' doors and cease operations.  This [...]

Too big for your britches…

Too big for your britches…

Some companies are complex, highly diverse workplaces with a lot of people to manage.  A host of different departments to oversea a multitude of tasks.  You can't negate the fact that companies and their departments, their divisions have territorial tendencies. Cue Elf:  Buddy (Will Ferrell) in mail room. That scene from Elf and others, hint [...]

Can you plan for every contingency in event planning?

Can you plan for every contingency in event planning?

Can you plan for every contingency in event planning?  Yes, and no.  Last week, I gave out most if not all of the information to my groups in HT 351 for their scenarios.  They should now have all the information they need to complete the project for the most part.  The only aspect left is [...]

We don’t live or work in a box…

We don’t live or work in a box…

We don't live in a "box". Life Moves at a pretty fast pace around us. Life is about movement and change. Organizations are organic, living and breathing entities.  Therefore, change is inevitable. Constant is never guaranteed, even with steadfast core values and behaviors.  Just as nothing in life is guaranteed.  Core values are a foundation, [...]

More on defining Organizational Culture…(PPC and more)

More on defining Organizational Culture…(PPC and more)

We have a host of authors within our book by Kersten and La Venture  1 that exposes the various definitions of organizational culture. There is a theme that emerges based on shared core values, beliefs, and principles.  This hints at behavior and how that behavior is communicated to a greater audience (p. 2-3).  That behavior [...]

“What Now?” Moment…

“What Now?” Moment…

As I have explained in the post Developing Managers, meeting planning is all about project management.  It doesn't matter how the sales lead is generated, how you come by the business, it comes down to managing time.  It can be your breaking point. Therefore, preparation is vital.  Success hinges on lining up those ducks in [...]

Defining People Process Culture ~ Organizational Culture.

Defining People Process Culture ~ Organizational Culture.

Perhaps, our discussion on PPC should begin with trying to define the concept of organizational culture. Heck, we could use this for all of my classes as well, because inherent within each course should be an understanding of organizations, culture, leadership and so forth. After reading and researching about PPC in preparation for my interview [...]