Monthly Archives: June 2013

Employee Engagement: Do You Feel Valued in Your Job?

Do you feel valued in your job? Are your contributions recognized? Is there an opportunity to share your ideas and have them considered? If the answer to any of these questions is ‘No”, then there may be a problem in … Continue reading

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Employee of the Month

Last week, I stopped at a restaurant and saw something interesting. On a shelf behind the counter was their “Employee of the Month” award.  While I’ve seen these awards in a lot of organizations, this one was different. Instead of … Continue reading

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The Role of Labor in Beginning Employee Involvement

In past blog entries we have written about the need for management to engage employees to find ways to improve the workplace. This time, we want to look at the role of employees and the union in establishing the process. … Continue reading

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Labor and Management Behaviors to Build Employee Engagement

Last week, I wrote about examining your role in conflict situations. This time, I would like to turn attention to our roles in labor-management partnerships. When labor and management come together to create opportunities for employee engagement, leaders on both … Continue reading

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When Confronting Conflict, Consider Your Own Behaviors

When dealing with conflict, people normally start by focusing on the other party. We wonder why they are causing problems and try to find ways to deal with them. After all, we believe it must be their fault. Instead of … Continue reading

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