A View from Beneath the Dancing Elephant: IBM
Hi, By IBM"s definition I am an ol' fart Dino-baby.
I wrote a book called "A View from Beneath the Dancing Elephant." It was my response to Lou Gerstner's "Who Says Elephants Can't Dance?" Here are my experiences from two-decades ago from that book. One involves how work-at-home was such an issue in these processes and the other documents how two of these actions impacted my family:
How Resource Actions Destroy Productivity:
Two Resource Actions Hit Home:
The impact on IBM productivity:
Google and Meta and others considering these actions, do you want your employee productivity to drop like IBM's has. I don't think so, because you don't have the old defined-benefit pension plans to start raiding for profit like IBM started doing in 1995 -- and yes they did the same thing in the U.K. after "experimenting" in the United States.
Read how that is working for them:
IBM's U.K. Pension "Scheme": Winning a Battle, Losing the War
Google and Meta folks, I have been documenting how these actions destroyed IBM, feel free to let the world and your management know how it will be affecting their companies too. It is a short-term vs. long-term survival issue.
- Peter E.