Mad Men: End of an Era?

I am pleased to share with you a blog I wrote for SHRM Blog.

Well, “Mad Men” is no more.

As AMC marketed it, we have come to an “end of an era.” Or have we?

While it was only a television show, or so people try to tell me, the workplace implications resonated with so many of us in the HR/business community. Perhaps that is because, while much has changed, some things are still painfully similar.

Here are six themes from Mad Men which are as relevant today as they were in the “Mad Men days.” Knowing that not everyone watched the show (don’t understand that!), I will do my best to speak in broad strokes and not get into the Mad Men minutia of which life is made.

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