Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder
The HR And Management Secrets Of Mr. Rogers
Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2011 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.
Showering music for the past few days, melancholy and uplifting:
Saturday: Jonathan Coulton, various
Sunday: The Mountain Goats, The Life of the World to Come
Monday: Neutral Milk Hotel, In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
Tuesday: Holly Yarbrough, Mister Rogers Swings!
This last album is pretty work-appropriate, with songs like "You've Got To Do It" (on the crucial necessity of execution) and "I Like To Be Told" (on communication, planning, and trust). And honestly, how many performance reviews and offer letters would not be improved with "I've always wanted to have an employee just like you; I've always wanted to work in an team with you"?
17 May 2011, 4:14 a.m.
17 May 2011, 11:50 a.m.
I've always wanted to have an employee just like you; I've always wanted to work in a team with you.
Are cardigans and tennis shoes required attire :)