Summary of “Inside Faraday Future’s financial house of cards”

Their accounts support and build on previous reports, and paint a more comprehensive picture of unusual financial management by the two people most directly in charge of the company’s finances: Jia Yueting, the main investor and shareholder, and Chaoying Deng, who has held many different titles at the company, but lists herself as the company’s vice president of administration on LinkedIn.
Others are simply no longer showing up for work; when YT arrived at the company’s Gardena, California, headquarters on the morning of Monday, November 20th to meet a group of potential investors, he found so few employees on site that an email, which was obtained by The Verge, was sent to staff by Faraday Future’s head of go-to market strategy that reinforced the company’s work hours.
Representatives for Faraday Future admit that YT is the main financial backer of the company, but have maintained that the company was independent from his Chinese conglomerate LeEco, which is currently mired in controversy.
In documents filed with the California secretary of state in 2016, YT was listed as the CEO of Ocean View Drive, Inc. Around early 2015, Faraday Future’s founding executives presented YT with a plan for the company that focused on one model made in one small factory, according to former employees with direct knowledge of the company’s finances.
The physical distance between the company’s executives in California and LeEco executives in China increased frustrations throughout the company that YT was trying to “Shadow manage” Faraday Future, former employees say.
The ultimate goal, according to multiple employees familiar with Faraday Future’s manufacturing plans, was to produce the LeSee car using the same production lines Faraday would use to make its own car, the FF91. The company missed a planned 2016 CES reveal partly because of YT’s constant changes, these people say.
In 2017 especially, according to multiple former employees with knowledge of the company’s finances, the money that came into the company was often spent immediately, and there was generally “No money in the bank.” The only stable deposits in 2017 were used for company payroll, which cost Faraday Future about $12 million a month, these former employees say.
Krause, a former executive at Deutsche Bank and BMW, was brought to Faraday Future in March to put the company on the right financial track.

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Summary of “Emailing While You’re on Vacation Is a Quick Way to Ruin Company Culture”

Compared to employees in supportive cultures, they are less likely to say they feel valued by their company and cared about as a person.
Their connectedness on vacation is a predictor of their support for their employees’ vacation time.
More than a third of managers who check in frequently on vacation say that pressure from the company prevents them from approving vacation requests, compared to just 20% of managers who check in occasionally, or 17% of those who unplug.
The consequences of a prohibitive vacation culture are stark, but there is also great opportunity for businesses that see the value of a true break.
Vacation matters to employees-it is the second-most important benefit after health care, but ahead of retirement plans, bonuses, and flexibility-and it should be seen as an opportunity to improve culture.
He came to that realization after a colleague and friend replied to his email with a note advising him to trust that he had hired the right people and given them the proper strategic direction, and there should be no need to send emails while he was on vacation.
Step 2: Trust your employees to handle the business while you’re away.
Understanding the power and value of vacation time and creating an environment where employees feel supported in leaving the office behind will ultimately foster an engaged workforce that feels valued, motivated, and committed-all of which have a lasting impact.

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Gallegos is just one of dozens of Gazillion employees who were laid off the day before Thanksgiving, weeks after being told they had to go on unpaid leave.
Now, two weeks after Gazillion’s abrupt shuttering, employees have told Kotaku that they’re updating their resumes, meeting old contacts for coffee and applying for unemployment.
Employees say during one of Gazillion’s hands-on meetings in early fall, they were told that Marvel Heroes’ console release had underperformed compared to executives’ forecasts.
In October, employees learned that Gazillion had lost the Marvel license and may no longer be able to operate Marvel Heroes.
Former employees say that they had been gagged because Gazillion was figuring out its next steps and still negotiating with Marvel, so they couldn’t tell players what was happening.
“The company has always struggled,” one employee, who had worked at Gazillion for over half a decade, told Kotaku.
In between binging on recent AAA releases like Star Wars Battlefront II and updating their resumes, three former Gazillion employees interviewed said they were fuming.
Two employees say Gazillion owes them around $5,000, after taxes, in PTO. Another employee said they’re owed several weeks in paid time off, but declined to give a specific number.

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Summary of “A eulogy for RadioShack, the panicked and half-dead retail empire”

RadioShack won’t be the only store to open on Thanksgiving Day, but it might be the only one of its particular makeup to do so.
Most RadioShack stores have just a handful of employees, most or all of whom will work Thanksgiving whether they want to or not.
After some pushback from its employees, RadioShack gave in just a little: after originally planning to open from 8 a.m. to midnight on Thanksgiving, its stores will now close for a few hours in the middle of the day so that its folks can have a little bit of family time.
We often had just one employee at the store at any given time, and sometimes, when there weren’t any customers in the store, he’d take a nap in the back room.
The store computer would print out a novel of every single item we were supposed to have in stock, from TVs to transistors to batteries, and then we’d have to root through the entire store and make sure we had all of it.
RadioShack could very easily have scheduled these regularly and in advance, as a courtesy to its employees, but RadioShack is a craven and unfeeling entity that issued what I can only describe as open contempt of those they employed.
XVII. Working at RadioShack was sort of the worst of two worlds: there was the poverty-level income of a blue-collar retail job, coupled with the expectations, political nonsense, and corporate soullessness of the white-collar environment.
On Thanksgiving, the people of RadioShack will be working for a company that has, perhaps, finally run out of new ways to make them sad. They are people who RadioShack never deserved.

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Summary of “Managers Aren’t Doing Enough to Train Employees for the Future”

In the surveys of the U.S. workforce that we conduct at the American Psychological Association, training and development consistently emerges as one of the areas employees are least satisfied with and lack of opportunity for growth, and advancement is second only to low pay as a source of work stress.
For employees who lack supervisor support and encouragement for career development, only 15% say they their employer is providing them with opportunities to develop the technical skills they will need in the future, only 20% say their employer provides training in necessary “Soft skills,” such as teamwork and communication.
Employees reported feeling more supported by their supervisor when they were provided with opportunities to develop the technical, management, and leadership skills they believe they will need in the future and when there was an explicit expectation that they participate in job-related skills training and career development activities.
Make developing employees part of every manager’s job description and train them in how to effectively work with employees to set training and development goals, monitor progress, and provide feedback.
Allocate time during regular work hours for training and development, so employees don’t have to neglect other job duties, put in extra hours or use non-work time to prepare for the future.
Involve employees in the process of identifying the knowledge, skills, and abilities they’ll need in the short and long run, and align training and development efforts with larger organizational goals.
Build a learning organization where people are committed to ongoing learning and development by reinforcing the behaviors you want to see in employees and managers.
It’s the best way to ensure that employees can see what is possible, solve previously intractable problems, and do the work that will lead to a prosperous future.

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Summary of “The Tech Industry’s Gender-Discrimination Problem”

At Tesla, as at many tech companies, gallows humor prevailed among some of the women.
In 2015, a group of female tech investors and executives conducted a survey of two hundred senior-level women in Silicon Valley.
“Men who demean, degrade or disrespect women have been able to operate with such impunity-not just in Hollywood, but in tech, venture capital, and other spaces where their influence and investment can make or break a career,” Melinda Gates, the co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, told me.
The broader public got one of its first glimpses of the particular hostility women face in the tech world in 2014, with Gamergate, when several women in the video-game industry, including the game critic Anita Sarkeesian, were targeted by an angry mob online.
The problem of racial disparity is often inextricably tied to gender disparity, and minority women may be doubly targeted, with both racism and sexism.
“Women are tired of not being taken seriously, and attending ridiculous seminars on how women can get ahead. How about we work on the men? It’s been a long time of talking about skill-building for women, but men aren’t making room, and they’re treating women in a sexualized way and not paying them fairly. And you can never catch up.”
At McKinsey, Minshew said, it was clear that, to some of the firm’s clients, “As a very young female analyst I was there to get the coffee, and the young men were assumed to be the math geniuses or the tech whizzes.” In 2011, she co-founded the Muse, which was initially aimed at early-career women looking for advice on everything from asking for raises to dealing with difficult bosses.
Minshew, the founder of the Muse, told me she was hopeful that the public conversation about women in tech would help reshape the culture.

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Summary of “Big Brother isn’t just watching: workplace surveillance can track your every move”

How can an employer make sure its remote workers aren’t slacking off? In the case of talent management company Crossover, the answer is to take photos of them every 10 minutes through their webcam.
Today’s workplace surveillance software is a digital panopticon that began with email and phone monitoring but now includes keeping track of web-browsing patterns, text messages, screenshots, keystrokes, social media posts, private messaging apps like WhatsApp and even face-to-face interactions with co-workers.
The majority of surveillance tech providers focus their attention on the financial sector, where companies are legally required to track staff communications to prevent insider trading.
Last year an employee at an IT services company sent a private chat message to a friend at work worried that he had just shared his sexual identity with his manager in a meeting and fearing he’d face career reprisal.
Wiretap detected the employee’s concern and alerted a senior company exec who was then able to intervene, talk to the manager and defuse the situation.
The demonstrator opened the email in front of a room full of peers to discover his best employee was plotting to move to another company.
The spying technique that most companies avoid, despite Crossover’s enthusiasm, is accessing employees’ webcams.
American companies generally aren’t required by law to disclose how they monitor employees using company-issued devices, although they tend to include a catch-all clause in employment contracts declaring such monitoring.

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Summary of “Change Management Is Becoming Increasingly Data-Driven. Companies Aren’t Ready”

Data science is becoming a reality for change management, and although it may not have arrived yet, it is time for organizations to get ready.
The companies best positioned to change in the next decade will be the ones that set themselves up well now, by collecting the right kind of data and investing in their analytics capacity.
Although predictive models for change management are still a ways off, organizations can get themselves on the right path by adopting the right tools and capturing the right data.
These tools have obvious relevance to change management and can help answer questions like: Is a change being equally well received across locations? Are some managers better than others at delivering messages to employees?
Waggl.com goes further, creating an ongoing conversation with employees about a change effort, allowing change managers to tie this dialogue to the progress of initiatives they are undertaking.
These tools can already have a big impact on change programs, but the data stream they create could be even more important as we learn to build predictive models of change.
Change managers can also look beyond the confines of the enterprise for insight about the impact of change programs.
If every change leader and team member underwent psychometric testing and evaluation before the project, this data would become variables to include as you search for a causal model on what leads to successful change projects.

The orginal article.

Summary of “How to Tell Your Boss That You’re Not Engaged at Work”

William Kahn first introduced the term in 1990, defining it as “The degree of psychological identification employees experience with their job role or work persona.” He noticed that organizations tended to overlook the influence that everyday experiences have on people’s work motivation, focusing instead on their talents, skills, and expertise.
Although such qualities are no doubt critical, they are not sufficient to account for the wide range of subjective experiences employees have at work.
Despite the organizational benefits of engagement, global estimates indicate that most employees are not fully engaged at work – particularly in developed economies, where employees’ expectations are highest.
Using this line will remind your boss that employee engagement is not a philosophical or metaphysical notion.
Employees and managers are equally prone to optimizing work for efficiency and making everything as reliable and predictable as possible.
For managers, it’s a way to de-risk employees’ performance, ensuring they do what is expected as efficiently as possible, making Frederick Taylor – the father of management consulting and work efficiency – proud.
“I find my work exhausting – can you help me?” This final line is a gentle reminder that managers are largely responsible for the motivation levels of their employees and teams.
All motivation is ultimately self-motivation, but it is a manager’s job to help employees avoid draining and demotivating work situations – where exhausting barriers outweigh exciting challenges.

The orginal article.