I really like the clean layout and color scheme of this infographic. Whenever I think about redesigning the site, I start noticing this sort of stuff:


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How To Get A Promotion
Business Insider

Category: Think Tank, Wages & Income

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5 Responses to “How To Get A Promotion”

  1. eliz says:

    “92% say favoritism occurs in most large organizations”

    In the words of Gomer Pyle, “Suprise, Suprise.”

    Another major factor in promotions: How well someone fits into the company culture. Some of the most legally diverse companies are barely diverse at all.

  2. econimonium says:

    Infographics are terrible for lots of reasons, but mostly because they convey the same lack of depth as apps do in general. Let’s just take this one: How difficult are promotion decisions. Among who? Within what departments? Marketing? Software Development? What would this info tell us? So this leads to “What role did favoritism play?” Where? Again is there a difference, given the current discussions on executives? What’s the distribution of the sample? “Hiring Managers” is a very vague term as is “Senior Executive” because it depends on where in the company this person is. I know. I’m a CEO. And my suspicion is that I’d get a vast difference of opinion from, say, the marketing department and the software side of the house.

    This is just infoporn, nothing more. I know you fetishize Apple, Barry, but Infographics are exactly like iPads. Nothing for serious work, great for entertainment. Perhaps the overall look is nice, but it just doesn’t really say anything when you start to really look at it. The dumbing down of the masses indeed. Heck I play into it because my company is currently writing apps and we talk about how “dumbed down” they have to be for the platform. But we know our audience and we’ll take the money.

    Funny story. Someone shows up to a meeting with an iPad. I ask “So, did you do have those numbers I asked for last week?” Person says yes still looking at the iPad. I ask “Did you do the sheets on the iPad?”(Chuckles from others in the room). Person looks up and says “Umm no, why?” “So, why do you have one and why did you bring it to this meeting?” Silence. Fidgeting in chairs. “Go back and leave it in your office then.” I think I sent the message I intended. This is work, not entertainment. And for all of you out there, don’t bring devices into meetings. I don’t care how well you “multitask” you don’t and you’re not fooling me. And nothing in your email is more important than the current meeting. I mean that. And this is what is important in promotion decisions, not “favoritism”. I can just hear some silly person now thinking “Well Joe got promoted because he kisses the CEO’s ass.” No, Joe just pays attention. You don’t.

  3. Greg0658 says:

    hum – another subroutine in the making .. how to invent code that picks like-minds for the Bluffdale, UT (Wired) facility .. the chosen to come out of this mess and re-populate the world in someones image

    maybe this thread would be best used as: .. just what is America’s image ? so we know how to survive in its jungle in the remaking ?
    (besides make money any which you way you can so you can pay taxes on it and ‘Like’ FMCitBPtP)

  4. speedius says:

    Well said, econimonium. Most infographics don’t convey information very completely, but they do attract eyeballs. They are static TED talks.

    A couple of years ago, my company gave iPads to every employee. I have seen exactly one in a meeting, used by a founder to check our stock price. If I can help the price go up, I may get promoted.

  5. theexpertisin says:

    Perhaps another post would explore and differentiate the promotion game for public sector employees vs. the private sector.

    I think there would be stark differences.