Volume 111: 25 Lessons from 25 Years, Part One

June 1, 1996 is date that Oberg and Associates “officially” opened its doors as a company. Next Tuesday, June 1, 2021, Oberg and Associates, LLC will turn 25 Years Old, and quite a lot has changed from those early days. As most of you know, I’m not an overly sentimental person, but it’s hard not … Continue reading Volume 111: 25 Lessons from 25 Years, Part One

Volume 19: Principled Hiring

Over the past few months, my Outside the Box articles have covered what I call my "Three Guiding Principles" of Open and Honest Communication , Mutual Respect and Hard Results. These articles have been written in the scope of how you should treat your current employees, but treatment of prospective and active candidates during the hiring process should take the same … Continue reading Volume 19: Principled Hiring

Volume 18: Hard Results

Introduction: For the past few months, I've been trying to drive home the points of Open and Honest Communication and Mutual Respect as pillars to raise your companies and personal lives on. Mutual Respect between management and the employees that work for them is crucial to maintaining a safe, and productive work environment. Open and Honest Communication is … Continue reading Volume 18: Hard Results

Volume 17: Mutual Respect

In today's world, that has companies stretching as far as they can (and then some) to be politically correct, you'd think Mutual Respect would be a pretty standard thing around the average work environment. Unfortunately, this isn't the case. Employees tend to treat management with respect; you don't bite the hand that feeds you, after … Continue reading Volume 17: Mutual Respect

Volume 16: Open and Honest Communication

Open and Honest Communication is the foundation of every meaningful relationship, professional or personal, and that is why it is the first of my Three Guiding Principles that we will discuss. Former IBM CEO Louis V. Gerstner Jr. said it best: "It's about communication. It's about honesty. It's about treating people in the organization as deserving to know … Continue reading Volume 16: Open and Honest Communication