In a recent New York Times article, the meteoric downturn of Yahoo.com was chronicled. Marissa Mayer, a former Google exec was hired to perform a turnaround, but the exact opposite has been happening for predictable reasons. In my recent LinkedIn post Learn From Yahoo: People Are Not “Human Resources” I reviewed why some organizations like Yahoo continue to do the things that make them fail.
The key is to stop doing what doesn’t work and to start doing what does work. Change is good.