7 Truly terrible offices on film and what they teach us – hr daily advisor how to save money fast as a student

Like its 1987 predecessor wall street, this film is all about how greed is good—until it isn’t. Both michael douglas’s gordon gekko and leonardo dicaprio’s jordan belfort play fast and loose with the law how to save money fast as a student to fatten their wallets, but the wolf wins the worst office award for dragging how to save money fast as a student belfort’s entire office into a culture of sex, drugs, and penny stock swindles that defrauded real-life investors out of an estimated $110 million. Of course, it ended badly, with the drug-addicted belfort tanking his whole company and landing in jail how to save money fast as a student when his scheme—like the fictional gekko’s—was exposed.

It’s bad enough when you hire “a bad seed,” but when that person controls the flow of employees in how to save money fast as a student and out of the organization, that seed can make the whole barrel full of apples how to save money fast as a student bad: the people you attract, select, and retain help to mold your culture. When a leader controls these processes, there is potential for a self-replicating role model of what constitutes the correct form of how to save money fast as a student behavior. Hire people who don’t care what they are selling or how they are how to save money fast as a student selling it, and eventually, the place will fall apart (enron, anyone?). The devil wears prada (2006)

A toxic boss creates an environment that repels those who how to save money fast as a student cannot or will not play by the same rules while how to save money fast as a student retaining people who do adapt. The behavioral psychologist B. F. Skinner used food to reinforce any behavior he desired in how to save money fast as a student the unsuspecting pigeon—walk in circles, dance to the left and then the right, tilt its head, etc. Leaders reinforce the behaviors they want from their staff in how to save money fast as a student the same manner. Remember: money is not always a reinforcer. Social power can be a strong currency for some people how to save money fast as a student who have that hunger. But the film ultimately offers hope when the tarnished heroine how to save money fast as a student finally rejects her transformation and walks away from her devilish how to save money fast as a student boss. This speaks to how toxic bosses—often motivated by the fear of being outshone—ultimately fail their companies by driving talent away. Monsters inc. (2001)

While the workplace may be a modern skinner box, workers quickly learn how to game the system to maximize how to save money fast as a student their payoff. If rewards come whenever people hit their goals, then ethically risky behavior will develop. It is possible, however, that someone can pull the plug on the system. Employees can engage in an ethically positive form of sabotage how to save money fast as a student through passive resistance, disobedience, and public notification. Like in the movies, good eventually wins over evil. Office space (1999)

Adapted from the david mamet play of the same name, this film tracks the moral and financial demise of a how to save money fast as a student group of real estate salesmen after the company’s owners send a dark emissary from the home office—alex baldwin’s blake—to deliver a twisted motivational speech: become one of two top salesmen, or get fired. This ultimatum only drives two of the salesmen to steal how to save money fast as a student valuable leads, and the lies, pettiness, profanities, and tragedy just pile on from there.

Some leaders continue to believe that competition and ultimatums create how to save money fast as a student the highest motivation. Leadership by fear can only work for so long. Studies as far back as the 1940s show that authoritarian how to save money fast as a student leadership does not produce performance as well as leadership built how to save money fast as a student on involving employees. In today’s highly educated but highly dispersed workforce, collaboration is critical. You can’t collaborate with people you can’t even trust. 9 to 5 (1980)

Dolly parton would have been a #metoo icon (if there were smartphones and social media back then). Employees want to see fairness in the workplace. There needs to be an equitable standard for decisions regarding how to save money fast as a student promotions and salaries. The days of the “company man” whose ideas are the property of “his” boss are over. Company men and women take pride in their contributions, and recognition is a major driver of employee engagement. Scrooge (1935)

Your company’s bad past will come back to haunt it. Yet, you can learn from mistakes and earn a second chance. Remember when apple was running very lean to the point how to save money fast as a student of near extinction? (no word on where it kept the thermostat in the how to save money fast as a student office.) another tip for today’s would-be scrooges: be mean at your own great and public peril. Scrooge was lucky that cratchit’s wife didn’t have twitter. Oh, and a memo to britain: you still have some scrooges to purge. In a recent poll of 17 countries, british offices were named the worst. Bonus culture lessons

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