Monthly Archives: October 2011

Update on a Successful Labor-Management Team

A few months ago, we told you about a labor-management committee we were facilitating. The committee came together to look at ways to save their jobs. The employees are word processing specialists who were concerned changing technology and responsibilities could … Continue reading

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It’s Supposed to Be Hard. That’s What Makes It Great.

Did you see the movie “A League of Their Own”?  It’s based on the women’s professional baseball league during World War II. In the movie, one of the players wants to quit because baseball is too hard. Her manager rebukes … Continue reading

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How Engaged Are Your Employees?

This week, a Minneapolis consulting group released the results of their study on employee engagement. The findings of Modern Survey (http://tinyurl.com/6zcqrj3) indicate the level of employee engagement is at a new low. The survey found 70% of employees to be … Continue reading

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Businessweek Article

I read this article in Businessweek posted on Oct. 7th by Liz Ryan,  a former Fortune 500 HR Executive.  She calls this the Employee Bill of Rights but what she actually provides is an outline for a good way of … Continue reading

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Team Composition – The Benefits of a Diverse Team

I saw an interesting article this week by Dan Oswald titled Surround Yourself with Great People, Not Just Ones Who Agree with You.  The article presents the value of having teams composed of members who have varying viewpoints. I could … Continue reading

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Golf Outing 2011

Last Friday, CALMC hosted our annual golf outing. Teams from our labor and management friends braved wind, rain, and chilly weather on the course and fellowship after. Our winning team was from the Roofers Local. Their 9 under par round … Continue reading

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