Travis Ziebro

3 Changes After Covid

In March, as the pandemic rolled in and began to uproot our daily lives, I made a prediction. Predicting a 50% increase in remote work in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic felt radical. Yet today, the question itself feels fundamentally outdated. There are no longer “in-office” or remote employees. There are simply employees, … Read more

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Three Ways Dysfunctional Organizations Die

The air feels heavy and choking. Every action is second guessed and scrutinized. Welcome to the dysfunctional organization where revenue is stunted, discord is encouraged and insolvency looms around the corner. “All happy families are the same, but every unhappy family is unhappy is its own way states Leo Tolstoy’s in his novel Anna Karenina, Leo … Read more

Open Door Policy? Uh, yeah. Sure.

Time and time again an executive gives a state of the company speech to the huddled masses. It concludes with, “My door is always open! I’m here for you.” It’s a line met with skepticism and even disdain as many executives could less what their employees have to say. And even when the venue for … Read more

The AOL-Times Warner merger wreckage

In January 2000, the merger of Time-Warner and AOL went public. “Together, they represent an unprecedented powerhouse, said Scott Ehrens, a media analyst with Bear Stearns. “If their mantra is content, this alliance is unbeatable. Now they have this great platform they can cross-fertilize with content and redistribute.” Soon after, the combined $350 million entity … Read more