What’s wrong (and right) with Elon Musk’s emails banning remote work?

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Elon Musk sent his staff two blunt emails requiring them to work in the office, not remotely. His tone was bold. His meaning was clear. But his policies aren’t going to get him what he wants — especially if he ends up applying them to his next acquisition, Twitter. What Musk Wrote Musk sent his … Continued

Apple’s employee letter is less effective because it’s a rambling mess

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In June, Apple CEO Tim Cook told Apple employees that starting in the fall, they’d need to return to the office on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Many employees signed a rambling and disjointed 1300-word letter of protest. I’ll show how it could be better. The employee plea isn’t effective Consider a ROAM analysis of the … Continued

How to run a workshop by videoconference

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Workshops are a great way to train people. They can continue even when people are unable to gather in the same room, or leaders are unable to fly to present them. You just have to work a little harder to engage the participants. I’ve delivered 27 clear writing workshops so far. Three of those were … Continued