I am afraid that I must agree with Steve Tobak on his bewilderment over Zappos' bizarre experiment in business management known as Holacracy: Here’s what I don’t get. How can a system be billed as a self-governing and non-hierarchical democratized version of the corporation when, in practice, it’s actually the most rigid, tedious, bureaucratic, and … Continue reading Has Zappos finally jumped the shark with its wacky management practices?
A bit of backstory... The term "jumping the shark" refers to an episode of Happy Days very late in the series, wherein the iconic Fonzie is water-skiing and must jump over a threatening shark. At that point viewers and critics alike realized that the show's writers had run out of ideas and were simply creating … Continue reading Keurig Coffee Has Officially “Jumped the Shark”