The research team studied 32 production lines for five months. On one set of randomly chosen lines, the employees worked out in the open, as they always had. On another set of lines, however, each production line was concealed behind a curtain, out of management’s view. The researchers found that simply hanging that curtain increased production by 10 to 15 percent—major information for a competitive industry that operates on razor-thin margins.
I’m starting to think that having a great manager means that you almost don’t notice him/her.
I wrote a post on being or having an invisible, great, manager.
The real target of the GoldieBlox lawsuit, I’m quite sure, is not the Beastie Boys. Instead, it’s the set of investors who are currently being pitched to put money into a fast-growing, Stanford-incubated, web-native, viral, aggressive, disruptive company with massive room for future growth — a company which isn’t afraid to pick fights with any big name you care to mention. Because in Silicon Valley, people will always prefer to invest in that kind of company, rather than in a toy company whose toys, in truth, aren’t actually very good.